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    ISBN 9781032422978
    338 Pages 118 B/W Illustrations
    July 28, 2023 by Routledge

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    This book explores how the concept of ‘region’ has evolved over time and shaped architectural culture and practice.

    It questions what the ‘region’ and ‘regional’ mean for architectural cultures past and present, and speculates on what forms and in which senses they might exist in future. To that end, the contributions explore region as a real geographical site of evolving socio-economic activity, as a mythical locus of enduring value, as a gatekeeper of indigenous crafts and vernacular techniques, as a site of architectural and artistic imagination, and as a repository of contested, conflicted and mobile identities.

    The contributing chapters take these themes from the theoretical page to architectural and urban practice, and from the scale of the domestic hearth to the archipelago and international law, avoiding the more predictable, long-standing trope of viewing architectural regionalism purely as a matter of style.

    Curated into four key areas, the contributions come from scholars in the US, UK, Poland, Australia, Italy, Serbia, India, Spain, Africa, Austria, Brazil, Denmark, Iran, Bangladesh, China, Greece, Russia and Singapore. Together, they provide an essential volume for students, researchers and professionals.


    1. A ‘true organ of Humanity’: on the Anti-feminist Architectural Regionalism of Comtean Positivism in Victorian Britain
    2. Matthew Wilson

    3. The Question Concerning Types: A Review
    4. Davide Landi

    5. Four decades on three fronts: the unfinished projects of Critical Regionalism
    6. Stylianos Giamarelos

    7. On the Unique Intertwining of Region, Nature, and Architecture in Norway
    8. Marta Piórkowska


    9. On ‘Region’: Alterity and Regional Encounters in a Postcolonial Archipelago
    10. Amanda Achmadi

    11. The Azorean archipelago: the invention of a political region
    12. Inês Vieira Rodrigues

    13. Dismantling the Territorial Exclusions
    14. Esra Can

    15. Holding the Street: An Assemblage of Nicosia’s Borders
    16. George Themistokleous

    17. The implications of power on the status of women in society and its reciprocal relationship with the home space in Azerbaijan, Iran
    18. Neda Abbasimaleki and Cagri Sanliturk


    19. How Wealth Kills Craft
    20. Dana Buntrock

    21. Material Culture and Decolonisation: Post-Partition Lahore
    22. Ghiasuddin Pir and Mehwish Abid

    23. Southwestern Fantasy: Pueblo Revival and regional authenticity in New Mexico
    24. Harrison Blackman

    25. The Mediterranean: Between Vernacular and Contemporary. Tradition, Modernity and Tourism in the Architecture of Germán Rodríguez Arias
    26. María Sebastián Sebastián

      Part 4: FUTURE REGIONS

    27. The Case of Capri: Landscape, Regional Culture and Modern Architecture
    28. Klaus Tragbar

    29. Oscillating between cosmos and roots: the case of Geoffrey Bawa and his architecture
    30. Mengbi Li and Hing-Wah Chau

    31. Designing for adaptability and sustainability in regional architecture: lessons from residences in North East Brazil
    32. Mila Santos et al.

    33. Infrastructural Peripheries in the City-Region: Airport Spatial Influences

    Nuria Casais Pérez and Ferran Grau Valldosera



    The Infinity Porch

    Christina Slotkowski

    Mythical-ities: Spatial transcriptions of votive offerings dedicated to the Nymphs

    Dimitris Moutafidis

    A Wild Plant of Life

    Irina Nikolaeva


    Lizzie Eves, Prity Chatterjee and Zsofi Veres


    Hossein Arshadi

    Wound-up. Waxed. Rotted

    Yafei Li

    Yuanlin Region and Piranesi Region

    Yiming Liu

    Panam: The Lost City of Muslin

    Nafiz Ahmed and Farah Nusrat

    New Babylon

    Vishwal Gowda

    Resurrecting Architectural Ghosts [An Anticipation of Collective Memory]

    Law Kai Xiang


    Simon Richards is Senior Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory at Loughborough University, and current Programme Director of the undergraduate architectural degree there. An art historian by training, his research and publications focus on the themes of comparative aesthetics, tradition and heritage, and philosophies of selfhood in architectural culture. His previous books include Le Corbusier and the Concept of Self (Yale 2003) and Architect Knows Best: Environmental Determinism in Architecture Culture from 1956 to the Present (Ashgate 2016). Currently he is collaborating, with Mantha Zarmakoupi, on a collected edition of essays on Constantinos Doxiadis and the Delos Symposia (1963-75).

    Robert Schmidt III is Reader in Architectural Design at Loughborough University and leads the Adaptable Futures Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Iowa State University (2000); a MSc degree from The University of Tokyo (2007); and a PhD from Loughborough University (2014). He spent four years in New York working for the prestigious and award-winning firm, Herb Beckhard and Frank Richlan (HB+FR). He has received a number of recognitions for his design work including the Jeffrey J. Pilling Scholarship for excellence in design and the Pella Architectural Scholarship. Robert has published several papers and books on the topic of adaptability and presented his research around the world.

    Cagri Sanliturk writes and researches about in-between spaces and spatial practices of everyday life. His research focuses on the relation between theory and practice, understanding architecture through the lenses of politics, performance art, visual arts and narratives. He is particularly interested in exploring the everyday life practices of inhabitants and how they relate to the controlling power within conflict studies. Through establishing affective methodologies, such as site-specific interventions, focus group mapping, performances and radical speculative writing, his practice tries to step away from conventional thinking in architecture practice and its implications. Cagri completed his Ph.D. at University of Sheffield and currently he is a Lecturer at Loughborough University. He also taught at Manchester School of Architecture and Manchester Metropolitan University as a Lecturer and design tutor in the masters-level ateliers.

    Garyfalia (Falli) Palaiologou is Senior Lecturer in Urban Design at Loughborough University. Previously she was Research Fellow at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture at the Space Syntax Laboratory, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Her research concerns the study of urban form through urban morphology and mapping methodologies to reveal historical spatial and morphological processes of urban change. Her PhD research investigated the 20th century urban transformation of London terraced houses and Manhattan row houses, focusing on street micromorphology and street liveability. Her postdoctoral research looked at the use of morphological analysis to rethink zoning and delimitation practices for UNESCO historic urban landscapes.

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