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Design Studio Vol. 3: Designs on History
The Architect as Physical Historian

Edited By

Jonathan Hill

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ISBN 9781859469729
Published November 30, 2021 by RIBA Publishing
144 Pages

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Book Description

Each architectural design is a new history. To identify what is novel or innovative, we need to consider the present, past and future. We expect historical narratives to be written in words, but they can also be delineated in drawing, cast in concrete or seeded in soil. The aim of this volume is to understand each design as a visible and physical history. Historical understanding is investigated as a stimulus to the creative process, highlighting how architects learn from each other and other disciplines. This encourages us to consider the stories about history that architects fabricate. An eminent set of international contributors reflect on the relevance of historical insight for contemporary design, drawing on the rich visual output of innovative studios worldwide in practice and education. Wide ranging and thought-provoking articles encompass fact, fiction, memory, time, etymology, civilisation, racial segregation and more. Features: Elizabeth Dow, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Terunobu Fujimori, Perry Kulper, Lesley Lokko, Yeoryia Manolopoulou, Niall McLaughlin, Aisling O’Carroll, Arinjoy Sen, Amin Taha and Sumayya Vally.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Introduction

Jonathan Hill

Architects of Fact and Fiction

Elizabeth Dow and Jonathan Hill

The Architectural History of Civilisation and My Design

Terunobu Fujimori

Amateurs, Detectives, and Acupuncturists

Perry Kulper

Apartheid’s Architects

Lesley Lokko

Drawing Together

Niall McLaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou

Learning from La Vedette: Reconstructing Viollet-le-Duc’s Alpine Study in Lausanne

Aisling O’Carroll

Soft Memory

Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Between the Borders of Utopia: Towards a Construction of Time

Arinjoy Sen

Explore, Restore, Ignore—Etymology and Continuity in Design

Amin Taha

A Monument is a Verb: Parallel Geographies, Choreographies, Atmospheres and Other Forms of Monument

Sumayya Vally

Final Word

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Jonathan Hill is Professor of Architecture and Visual Theory at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where he directs the MPhil/PhD Architectural Design programme and tutors MArch Unit 12. Jonathan is the author of The Illegal Architect (1998), Actions of Architecture (2003), Immaterial Architecture (2006), Weather Architecture (2012), A Landscape of Architecture, History and Fiction (2016), and The Architecture of Ruins (2019); editor of Occupying Architecture (1998) and Architecture – the Subject is Matter (2001); and co-editor of Critical Architecture (2007).