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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...

@home: Another Revolution in Architecture's Theory of the House

by Davina Jackson & Hugo Muecke

A 'time capsule' of perspectives (written in the mid 1990s and first published 2012) on how traditional architectural theories about homes and domestic life would be radically altered by mass market access to...

Against Architecture

by Franco La La Cecla

With insight into the human side of architecture, this critical assessment displays the shortcomings of modern urban planning as an acclaimed architect issues a passionate charge against the celebrities of the...

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...

The Architecture of Industry: Changing Paradigms in Industrial Building and Planning

by Mathew Aitchison

From the Rust Belt to Silicon Valley, the intersection between architecture and industry has provided a rich and evolving source for historians of architecture. In a historical context, industrial architecture...

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.

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...

Paolo Portoghesi Architect

by AA.VV. & Francesca Gottardo

Portoghesi's architecture - so focused on the diversity of sites, attentive to the needs and desires of its inhabitants and brimming with references to tradition and different fields of artistic expression -...

House Museums in Italy

by Rosanna Pavoni

A journey across the country to discover the simple houses and splendid royal palaces chosen from amongst the many stately homes and mansions Italy has to offer. Houses selected not only for their beauty or...

100 objects of italian design La Triennale di Milano

by AA.VV. & Silvana Annicchiarico

Italian Design The Milan Triennale is an Italian State institution which, together with the Municipality of Milan and the Lombardy Region, is charged with preserving and promoting Italian Design as well as carrying...

Italian Modernisms

by Sergio Poretti

The studies in this book focus on Italian twentieth-century architecture, in particular design and construction techniques. The descriptions of the worksites and building processes provide a much better and...

The Mediterranean Medina

by AA.VV.

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...

Ornament and Order: Graffiti, Street Art and the Parergon

by Rafael Schacter

Over the last forty years, graffiti and street-art have become a global phenomenon within the visual arts. Whilst they have increasingly been taken seriously by the art establishment (or perhaps the art market),...

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.


City Life

by Witold Rybczynski

In City Life, Witold Rybczynski looks at what we want from cities, how they have evolved, and what accounts for their unique identities. In this vivid description of everything from the early colonial settlements...

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...

The Paradoxes of Planning: A Psycho-Analytical Perspective

by Sara Westin

Why is it that modern architects and planners - these benevolent and socially visionary ‘experts’ - have created environments that can make one feel so uneasy? Using a philosophical and psycho-analytical...

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...