1st Edition

Spaces of Tolerance

Edited By Igea Troiani, Suzanne Ewing Copyright 2021
    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    Spaces of Tolerance addresses the topic of tolerance in architectural production. Through examining the boundaries of where discourses, practices and designs are considered publishable (suitable to be made public) or not, the book exposes criteria and cultures which censor architecture so as to offer ways that architecture can be more inclusive and diverse for society at large. The contributors to the book discuss: disciplinary tolerances and constraints related to architecture and its interdisciplinary exchanges and modes of working; physical, spatial, temporal and digital tolerance in material assemblages and production between drawing and building; and social, cultural and political tolerance and threats contingent on geography and history.

    This timely book aims to look at extremities, margins and marginality to explore acceptable levels – and their fluctuations – in deviation and divergence. Chapters in the book involve ungendering, unacculturating (in disciplinary terms) and diversifying the architectural practitioner, writer, editor, reviewer, and reader, and retooling the instruments and tactics of architectural practice and theory. They argue that tolerance in interdisciplinary research in architecture can cultivate more diverse and productive conversations.

    The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Architecture and Culture.

    Frontispiece: Silence (Part 1)

    Jan Smitheram

    Spaces of Tolerance: An Introduction

    Igea Troiani and Suzanne Ewing

    1. Tolerance in the Peer Review of Interdisciplinary Research in Architectural Journal Publishing

    Igea Troiani and Suzanne Ewing

    2. "You are embued with tolerance …"

    Julieanna Preston

    3. Yielding and (Not) Breaking: Two Observations on the Walls of a Psychiatric Hospital

    Ebba Högström and Gesa Helms

    4. "Give Me Some Wiggle Room": How to Feel at Home in the Gap between Design, Building and Decay

    Bart Decroos and Lara Schrijver

    5. Ma as a Space–Time Concept of Becoming: Karl-Heinz Klopf’s Tower House (2013)

    Željka Pješivac

    6. Trace: Translating Bankside Air Raid Shelter through Material and Spatial Tracings

    Corinna Dean, Victoria Watson and Duarte Santo

    7. Passage Variations: An Elliptical History of Migration in Eleonas

    Ektoras Arkomanis

    8. (Re)building Spaces of Tolerance: A "Symbiotic Model" for the Post-War City Regeneration

    Aleksandar Staničić and Milan Šijaković

    9. Into the Clouds of Rakuchu Rakugai Zu: Eastern< >Western Drawing Tolerance Critiqued through Speculative Drawing Practices

    Sayan Skandarajah

    10. Between Zero and One: Tolerances of Fabrication and Society in Architecture’s Digital Materialism

    Dane Clark and Aaron Tobey

    Endpiece: Silence (Part 2)

    Jan Smitheram


    Igea Troiani is Professor of Architecture and Head of the School of Architecture at the University of Plymouth. She has worked as an academic, architect and filmmaker in Australia, Germany, China and the UK. Her books include The Politics of Making (Routledge, 2007/2017), Transdisciplinary Urbanism and Culture (Springer, 2017), Architecture Filmmaking (Intellect, 2019), and Visual Research Methods in Architecture (Intellect, 2020). She founded the award-winning AHRA journal, Architecture and Culture in 2013 and has been editor-in-chief of it since.

    Suzanne Ewing is architect, academic and educator and was Head of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Edinburgh, 2016–18. She co-founded Zone Architects, UK, in 2002. Edited publications include Architecture and Field/Work (Routledge, 2011), Visual Research Methods in Architecture (Intellect, 2020). She is co-editor of the international award-winning journal, Architecture and Culture.