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Intersections of Space and Ethos

by Kyriaki Tsoukala, Nikolaos-Ion Terzoglou & Charikleia Pantelidou

The pressing economic, environmental and social crises emanate the need for a redefinition of the dominant views, perspectives and values in the field of architecture. The intellectual production of the last...


Reading the Architecture of the Underprivileged Classes

by Nnamdi Elleh

The expansion of cities in the late C19th and middle part of the C20th in the developing and the emerging economies of the world has one major urban corollary: it caused the proliferation of unplanned parts...


Guidelines to overcome architectural barriers in cultural heritage sites

by AA.VV., Lucia Baracco & Giovanni Caprara

These Guidelines are intended for all those who, in whatever capacity (regulators, financiers, designers, site managers, testers) are involved with, or responsible for, the accessibility of cultural heritage...


The Mediterranean Medina

by AA.VV., Attilio Petruccioli, Ludovico Micara & Ettore Vadini

This volume collects the proceedings of the International Seminar The Mediterranean Medina, that took place in the School of Architecture at Pescara from 17th to 19th of June 2004.


Raw: Architectural Engagements with Nature

by Solveig Bøe, Hege Charlotte Faber & Brit Strandhagen

Nature inheres in many aesthetic forms of expression. In architecture, however, nature emerges with a particular power and clarity, which makes architecture a raw kind of art. Thus, by using the concept of 'raw'...


Architecture in an Age of Uncertainty

by Benjamin Flowers

In the past two decades economic bubbles inflated and architectural spending around the globe reached fever pitch. In both well-established centers of capital accumulation and far--flung locales, audacious building...


Structures for Architects

by Bryan J. B. Gauld

Demand from building control officials for structural calculations - even for very simple projects - means that today's architects must have a thorough understanding of everyday structural concepts.

Structures...


City Life

by Witold Rybczynski

In City Life, Witold Rybczynski, bestselling author of Now I Sit Me Down, looks at what we want from cities, how they have evolved, and what accounts for their unique identities. In this vivid description of...


Charles Robert Cockerell, Architect in Time: Reflections around Anachronistic Drawings

by Anne Bordeleau

Speed, acceleration and rapid change characterize our world, and as we design and construct buildings that are to last at least a few decades and sometimes even centuries, how can architecture continue to act...


London's Contemporary Architecture: An Explorer's Guide

by Ken Allinson & Victoria Thornton

London is a living architectural exhibition. This tried and trusted portable guide will help you to find your way around one of the world's most exciting cities, offering architectural experiences and insights...


Atmospheres: Aesthetics of Emotional Spaces

by Tonino Griffero

Originally published in Italian in 2010, this book is the first to address the theory of atmospheres in a thorough and systematic way. It examines the role of atmospheres in daily life, and defines their main...


Recto Verso: Redefining the Sketchbook

by Angela Bartram, Nader El-Bizri & Douglas Gittens

Bringing together a broad range of contributors including art, architecture, and design academic theorists and historians, in addition to practicing artists, architects, and designers, this volume explores the...


Architecture Against the Post-Political: Essays in Reclaiming the Critical Project

by Nadir Lahiji

Written by a team of renowned contributors and carefully edited to address the themes laid out by the editors in their introduction, the book includes theoretical issues concerning the questions of aesthetics...


Gender Studies in Architecture: Space, Power and Difference

by Dörte Kuhlmann

Analyzing a range of ideas from biological, evolutionary and anthropological theories to a variety of feminist, psychoanalytic, poststructuralist and constructivist discourses, this book provides a comprehensive...


FLA Learning Centre

by Giuseppe Marinoni

Built after Giuseppe Marinoni’s design had won an international competition, the Learning Centre FLA (Lombardy Foundation for the Environment) at Seveso looks on the outside like a primary volume, divided...


City Halls and Civic Materialism: Towards a Global History of Urban Public Space

by Swati Chattopadhyay & Jeremy White

The town hall or city hall as a place of local governance is historically related to the founding of cities in medieval Europe. As the space of representative civic authority it aimed to set the terms of public...


Ecology and the Architectural Imagination

by Brook Muller

By including ecological concerns in the design process from the outset, architecture can enhance life. Author Brook Muller understands how a designer's predispositions and poetic judgement in dealing with complex...


Actions of Architecture: Architects and Creative Users

by Jonathan Hill

Drawing on the work of a wide range of architects, artists and writers, this book considers the relations between the architect and the user, which it compares to the relations between the artist and viewer...


Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence

by Ines Weizman

Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence maps out and expands upon the methodologies of architectural action and reinvigorates the concept of dissent within the architectural field. It expands the notion of...


Place-making for the Imagination: Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill

by Marion Harney

Drawing together landscape, architecture and literature, Strawberry Hill, the celebrated eighteenth-century ‘Gothic’ villa and garden beside the River Thames, is an autobiographical site, where we can read...