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Routledge Research in Architecture

About the Series

The Routledge Research in Architecture series provides the reader with the latest scholarship in the field of architecture. The series publishes research from across the globe and covers areas as diverse as architectural history and theory, technology, digital architecture, structures, materials, details, design, monographs of architects, interior design and much more. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality architectural research.

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Jørn Utzon and Transcultural Essentialism

Jørn Utzon and Transcultural Essentialism

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By Adrian Carter, Marja Sarvimäki
November 05, 2021

This book introduces and defines the burgeoning concepts of transculturalism and essentialism and how they relate to one another, as articulated with reference to the work of Jørn Utzon. It introduces critical contemporary perspectives of the design thinking and career of this renowned Danish ...

Husserl and Spatiality A Phenomenological Ethnography of Space

Husserl and Spatiality: A Phenomenological Ethnography of Space

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By Tao DuFour
September 30, 2021

Husserl and Spatiality is an exploration of the phenomenology of space and embodiment, based on the work of Edmund Husserl. Little known in architecture, Husserl’s phenomenology of embodied spatiality established the foundations for the works of later phenomenologists, including Maurice ...

Cybernetic Architectures Informational Thinking and Digital Design

Cybernetic Architectures: Informational Thinking and Digital Design

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By Camilo Andrés Cifuentes Quin
July 30, 2021

For the past 50 years, the advancements of technology have equipped architects with unique tools that have enabled the development of new computer-mediated design methods, fabrication techniques, and architectural expressions. Simultaneously, in contemporary architecture new frameworks emerged that...

Louis I. Kahn in Rome and Venice Tangible Forms

Louis I. Kahn in Rome and Venice: Tangible Forms

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By Elisabetta Barizza
July 23, 2021

This book examines the idea of organism in the work of Louis I. Kahn, from the turning point of Rome to the project for Venice. It presents an original interpretation of the work of Kahn during one of the most fruitful periods of his career, when he was working on a particular design method based ...

Architectural Anthropology Exploring Lived Space

Architectural Anthropology: Exploring Lived Space

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Edited By Marie Stender, Claus Bech-Danielson, Aina Landsverk Hagen
July 20, 2021

This book prompts architects and anthropologists to think and act together. In order to fully grasp the relationship between human beings and their built environments and design more livable and sustainable buildings and cities in the future, we need new cross-disciplinary approaches combining ...

Writing the Materialities of the Past Cities and the Architectural Topography of Historical Imagination

Writing the Materialities of the Past: Cities and the Architectural Topography of Historical Imagination

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By Sam Griffiths
June 15, 2021

Writing the Materialities of the Past offers a close analysis of how the materiality of the built environment has been repressed in historical thinking since the 1950s. Author Sam Griffiths argues that the social theory of cities in this period was characterised by the dominance of socio-economic ...

Affect, Architecture, and Practice Toward a Disruptive Temporality of Practice

Affect, Architecture, and Practice: Toward a Disruptive Temporality of Practice

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By Akari Nakai Kidd
May 18, 2021

Affect, Architecture, and Practice builds on and contributes to work in theories of affect that have risen within diverse disciplines, including geography, cultural studies, and media studies, challenging the nature of textual and representational-based research. Although numerous studies have ...

Kenosis Creativity Architecture Appearance through Emptying

Kenosis Creativity Architecture: Appearance through Emptying

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By Randall S. Lindstrom
March 22, 2021

Kenosis Creativity Architecture locates and explores creativity’s grounding in the ancient concept of kenosis, the “emptying” that allows creativity to happen; that makes appearance possible. It concretises that grounding through architecture—a primal expression of human creativity—critically ...

Le Corbusier in the Antipodes Art, Architecture and Urbanism

Le Corbusier in the Antipodes: Art, Architecture and Urbanism

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By Antony Moulis
December 31, 2020

This book considers the architect Le Corbusier’s encounters with Australia and New Zealand as a two-way exchange, showing the impact of his ideas and projects on architects of the region whilst also revealing counterinfluences on Le Corbusier in his post-war career that were activated by his ...

Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament David Boswell Reid and Disruptive Environmentalism

Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament: David Boswell Reid and Disruptive Environmentalism

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By Henrik Schoenefeldt
December 31, 2020

Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament explores the history of the UK Houses of Parliament in Westminster from an environmental design perspective, and the role David Boswell Reid played in the development of the original ventilation and climate control system in parliament. This book retraces and ...

The Resistant Object of Architecture A Lacanian Perspective

The Resistant Object of Architecture: A Lacanian Perspective

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By Petra Čeferin
December 31, 2020

Architecture’s role is becoming increasingly limited to serving the all-pervasive system of globalised capitalism and becoming a constituent, complicit part of its mechanism. The Resistant Object of Architecture addresses this problem, and does so in a way that represents a marked departure from ...

Writing Architecture in Modern Italy Narratives, Historiography, and Myths

Writing Architecture in Modern Italy: Narratives, Historiography, and Myths

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By Daria Ricchi
October 02, 2020

Writing Architecture in Modern Italy tells the history of an intellectual group connected to the small but influential Italian Einaudi publishing house between the 1930s and the 1950s. It concentrates on a diverse group of individuals, including Bruno Zevi, an architectural historian and politician...

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