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Theory of architecture

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With Reference

With Reference

Author: Soo Chan, SCDA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2021

In With Reference, Soo Chan of SCDA explores the fundamentals of architecture - going back to inspirations and precedents, examining basic building blocks and core values - in search of a universal spatial vocabulary for contemporary practice. As practice becomes increasingly globalised and fragmented, the applied design language has to absorb nuances of climate, craft, culture, and place. Through a rich diagrammatic analysis of seminal projects by SCDA as well as masters of architecture around the world, With Reference argues for the revival of a rule-based design language.

What Kind of Architect Are You?

What Kind of Architect Are You?

Author: Udo Greinacher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2021

Architecture is commonplace. We inhabit it and use it; it is constantly present; it serves as foreground and background and usually has a story to tell. Numerous volumes are devoted to its typology, history, construction, and design. But apart from its most illustrious makers, we know almost nothing about the people who conceived it: the architects. What Kind of Architect Are You?, the question most architects encounter when they reveal their profession, is difficult to answer. What Kind of Architect Are You? showcases a panoply of architectural practices to a reading audience that shares an interest in the profession. Topics range from the theoretical to design build, from installations that challenge our preconceptions to the set of TV shows on home remodelling, from instructing future architects in the US to expanding the reach of the profession worldwide. The collection offers a glimpse into a vast array of professional possibilities and points out meaningful alternatives to the prevailing myth of the 'starchitect'. It provides those in search of an architect with insights into how we work and helps them to formulate expectations. It challenges practitioners to think introspectively and examine how they fit into the architectural spectrum. And finally, the collection documents the cross-section of cultural and architectural practice across America. The reader may find that the 'voice' varies throughout the collection. That variation is consistent with the variety of architects included in fact, it underscores the myriad of responses to What Kind of Architect Are You?

Architecture Thinking across Boundaries

Architecture Thinking across Boundaries

Author: Rajesh (KU Leuven, Belgium) Heynickx Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2021

While most recent writing on architecture theory has been concerned with the 'what' - what has been said and written, this book is concerned with the 'how' - how architecture theory has been created. Architecture Thinking Across Boundaries looks at architectural theory through the lens of intellectual history. 12 original essays explore a variety of themes, each examining how architectural knowledge has been transferred across social, spatial, and paradigmatic boundaries - whether through international circulation of ideas; exchanges with other disciplines; or transfers from design practice to theory and back again - and in each case examining the resulting transformations and resistances. Taken together, the essays in this book reflect upon the myriad routes that architectural knowledge has taken while developing into architectural theory, and the material and intellectual expressions it acquired in the process. It offers a new perspective on the processes by which architectural theory is produced, disseminated and tested, and suggests many ideas for future exploration.

Dialectic VIII

Dialectic VIII

Author: Michael Abrahamson, Ole W Fischer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2021

The VIII issue of Dialectic asks the reader to imagine possible ways to subvert architecture. Or to employ architecture as means of subversion. In this issue seven articles from international authors and two guiding editorials invite the reader to reflect upon the various ways of how architecture, normally conceived of as expression of power and elites, undermines and undoes exactly this taken-for-granted affirmatively. Divided in three sections the articles in the first part explore lessons from scholarship and design from the 'field school' in Milwaukee, from social housing in Brussels, and from informal open-air bazars in Ukraine. Section two critiques instrumentalised architectural knowledge, such as sustainability and the medium of drawing, particularly from an indigenous perspective. Finally, section three wrestles with fundamental concepts of the architectural discipline, with the male, normalised, de-sexualised body and architecture's relationship with the ground being two of the most fundamental ones.

Architecture and Geography

Architecture and Geography

Author: Jane (Yale - NUS College, Singapore) Jacobs Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Architecture and its Imprint

Architecture and its Imprint

Author: Andrew Peckham Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Architecture and its Imprint examines the relationship between a series of buildings by 'modern' and contemporary architects, and the books with which they have been associated, or in which they are published. The choice of the five individual studies is not intended to establish a sense of historical development, but rather to investigate the boundaries between architecture and the form of its publication, given that our first experience of buildings is often their representation in the media rather than direct experience of visiting, use or inhabitation. Selected at intervals since the inception of 'modern architecture' and including its incorporation within developments of the recent past, the studies reflect on the relationship between building and publication to address: How particular publications, identified with an architect's promotion of their work, conditions its subsequent (historical) interpretation The manner in which a recurrent conceptualization of a building (albeit published in different media) ingrains a critical consensus at odds with its original reception The notion of 'cataloguing' architecture as a design procedure, where a collector's concern for archiving informs the evolution of the design of an architect's library and the publication of a parallel 'visual' treatise The interaction between polemic and its divergent visualization in itinerant publications 'framing' the development of a strategy for an iconic city library How the publication of an architect's oeuvre fabricates a sense of continuity at odds with a shifting practice of design The five studies examine how publications support an architect's (preferred or received) image and status, and question the veracity of their consequent representation of individual buildings. The book is a must for architects, and students of architecture, interested in the presentation and publicity of their own work.

Architecture and Geography

Architecture and Geography

Author: Jane (Yale - NUS College, Singapore) Jacobs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Architecture and its Imprint

Architecture and its Imprint

Author: Andrew Peckham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Architecture and its Imprint examines the relationship between a series of buildings by 'modern' and contemporary architects, and the books with which they have been associated, or in which they are published. The choice of the five individual studies is not intended to establish a sense of historical development, but rather to investigate the boundaries between architecture and the form of its publication, given that our first experience of buildings is often their representation in the media rather than direct experience of visiting, use or inhabitation. Selected at intervals since the inception of 'modern architecture' and including its incorporation within developments of the recent past, the studies reflect on the relationship between building and publication to address: How particular publications, identified with an architect's promotion of their work, conditions its subsequent (historical) interpretation The manner in which a recurrent conceptualization of a building (albeit published in different media) ingrains a critical consensus at odds with its original reception The notion of 'cataloguing' architecture as a design procedure, where a collector's concern for archiving informs the evolution of the design of an architect's library and the publication of a parallel 'visual' treatise The interaction between polemic and its divergent visualization in itinerant publications 'framing' the development of a strategy for an iconic city library How the publication of an architect's oeuvre fabricates a sense of continuity at odds with a shifting practice of design The five studies examine how publications support an architect's (preferred or received) image and status, and question the veracity of their consequent representation of individual buildings. The book is a must for architects, and students of architecture, interested in the presentation and publicity of their own work.

Architectural Theory

Architectural Theory

Author: Harry Francis (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA) Mallgrave Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This collection offers a comprehensive selection of journal articles and book chapters that provide readers with an historical overview of Architectural Theory, collating the canonical writings on the subject in one essential reference work. With each section beginning with an editorial introduction by the Editor explaining the context and choice of contents, this set is organised chronologically for ease of use. Each section will consider the key theories predominant in the time period with a broad range of representative published sources included. International in scope and reflecting various approaches in the best scholarship running up to the beginning of the 21st Century, this will be of major assistance for students of architecture quickly locating the best information.

Building Theories

Building Theories

Author: Franca (University of Pennsylvania, USA) Trubiano Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book explores significant and timely topics for both the design and construction of contemporary architecture by challenging its very practice of theory. It proposes an alternative definition of architectural theory; one that is able and willing to confront the many contradictions now faced by designers, architects, engineers, and builders who negotiate often overwhelming technological imperatives. It valorises the, as yet, untapped potential of thinking through building, preparing the foundations for a critical return to the art of making that is architecture.