This practical, hands on introduction guides you through the basics of undertaking research in day-to-day architectural practice helping you to exploit the growing opportunities on offer. It explores how developing a research specialism can improve the quality of your projects, help to define your brand and generate new channels of revenue with innovative services for clients.
The text is divided into four sections focussing on different types of Architecture Research Practice; commercial, cultural, social and technology. Each section includes a series of inspiring case studies written by practitioners themselves on the way in which research benefits their business as well as an essay by an expert which sets these projects in their methodological context. In this way the book highlights the broad spectrum of research being undertaken and the practical implications for the practice and their projects.
This is designed for architects and practices who want to develop a clear specialism that adds brand value and will enable them to access new funding streams as well as students of architecture who are getting to grips with architectural research.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Social Architecture Research Practice
John Sampson, Urbed
2. Neighbourhood retrofitting
Irena Bauman, Bauman Lyons
3. Co-design for new lifestyles
5. Collective Architecture
Jude Barber, Collective Architecture
6. Specific Strategies in Practice
Richard Cottrell, Cottrell and Vermeulen
7. Methods in social architecture research practice
Part 2: Technology
8. Angela Carter Close
Anne Thorne, Cartwright Pickard
9. Information systems for sustainable design
Merritt Bucholz, Bucholz McEvoy
10. Lime and Materials
Ian Standen, Stride Treglown
11. Sustainable building materials for commercial projects
Chris Halligan, Steven George and Partners
12. Sandal Magna School
Sarah Wigglesworth, Architects
13. Methods progressing technology
Part 3: Commercial practice
Walter Menteth, Walter Menteth Architects
15. Marketing architecture
Paul Iddon, Kernel Sympatico
16. Working as an expert witness
Gordon Gibb, Gibb Architects
17. Commercial methods
Peter Oborn and Anne Dye
Part 4: Cultural
18. Sculpture and architecture in the modern city
Patrick Lynch, Lynch Architects
19. Performance and art
Helen Stratford, Mole architects
20. Pop-up buildings in the city
Tony Broomhead, Broomheads Homemade
21. Responding to the Welsh landscape at Stormy Castle
Dan Benham, Loyn & Co.
22. Neo-Vernacular Housing
Gillian Horne, Penoyre and Prasad
23. Cultural methods
Flora Samuel is an Architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield and formerly Head of School.
Anne Dye is Head of Technical Research at the RIBA, responsible for delivering the research agenda in alliance with the RIBA Research and Innovation Group. This includes the development, support and promotion of a range of strategic built-environment research projects both within the RIBA, in partnership with other organisations and within the wider research community, as well as providing advocacy for research to key stakeholders.