1st Edition

The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice Established and Emerging Trends

Edited By Mitra Kanaani, Dak Kopec Copyright 2016
    612 Pages
    by Routledge

    612 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice provides an overview of established and emerging trends in architecture practice. Contributions of the latest research from international experts examine external forces applied to the practice and discipline of architecture. Each chapter contains up-to-date and relevant information about select aspects of architecture, and the changes this information will have on the future of the profession.

    The Companion contains thirty-five chapters, divided into seven parts: Theoretical Stances, Technology, Sustainability, Behavorism, Urbanism, Professional Practice and Society. Topics include: Evidence-Based Design, Performativity, Designing for Net Zero Energy, The Substance of Light in Design, Social Equity and Ethics for Sustainable Architecture, Universal Design, Design Psychology, Architecture, Branding and the Politics of Identity, The Role of BIM in Green Architecture, Public Health and the Design Process, Affordable Housing, Disaster Preparation and Mitigation, Diversity and many more. Each chapter follows the running theme of examining external forces applied to the practice and discipline of architecture in order to uncover the evolving theoretical tenets of what constitutes today’s architectural profession, and the tools that will be required of the future architect.

    This book considers architecture’s interdisciplinary nature, and addresses its current and evolving perspectives related to social, economic, environmental, technological, and globalization trends. These challenges are central to the future direction of architecture and as such this Companion will serve as an invaluable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, existing practitioners and future architects.

    Preface Mitra Kanaani  Introduction Robert Greenstreet  Foreword Brett Steele  Part 1: Design and Theoretical Stances  1. Design Parameters to Parametric Design Patrik Schumacher  2. Tabloid Transparency, Looking through Types, Legibility, Abstraction and the Discipliniarity of Architecture Andrew Zago and Todd Gannon  3.  Spatial Choreography and Geometry of Movement as the Genesis of Form: The Material and Immaterial in Architecture Juhani Pallasmaa  4. Design Thinking & Role of Research in Design & Practice: Evidence-based Design David Wang  5. Minimalism & the Phenomenological Fold Michael Young  6. Design Emulating Biological & Organic Forms: Morphogenetic Design Ralph Knowles  Part 2: Design and Technology / Science  7. Performativity: The 4th Dimension in Architectural Design Mitra Kanaani  8. Structure & Architecture: Tectonics of Form Angus Macdonald  9. Designing for net zero energy: From Low-tech to Mid-tech to Hi-tech & to Eco-tech Ken Yeang and Stephen Dale Dent  10. Materiality & Computational Design: Emerging Material Systems & the Role of Design Computation and Digital Fabrication Sean Ahlquist and Achim Menges  11. Transparency: The Substance of Light in the Design Concept James Carpenter and Ben Colebrook  Part 3: Design and Sustainability  12. Situating Meanings of Sustainability Within the Architectural Discourse Meredith Sattler  13. Social Equity & Ethics in Design of Sustainable Built Environments Geraldine Forbes and Laura Harjo  14. Integrative Design Practices: Twenty First Century Building for Sustainability Marvin Malecha  15. Architecture Of Change: Adaptive Building Skins Branko Kolarevic and Vera Parlac  Part 4: Design and Behaviorism  16. The Intersection of Design Psychology Theories with the Elements and Principles of Design Kathleen Sullivan  17. Inclusive/Universal Design – People at the Center of the Design Process Valerie Fletcher  18. Neuroscience for Design Eve Edelstein  19. Architecture, Branding, and the Politics of Identity Mark Gage  Part 5: Design and Urbanism  20. Public Health & Design Process Dak Kopec  21. Affordable & Collective Housing Design: The Social Art of Shaping Our Homes & Communities Michael Pyatok  22. Design for Disaster preparation and Mitigation Adenrele Awotona  23. Defensive Design: Design for Security and Mitigating Potential Eve Hinman  24. New Urbanism –and the Economics of Place: What style is your bailout? Peter Katz  Part 6: Design and Professional Practice  25. Role of Building Information Modeling: BIM in Green Architecture Phil Bernstein and Anninuddha Deodhar  26. Discipline of Architecture versus the Profession – Specialization in Architecture Education and Practice David Miller  27. Project Delivery Systems: Architecture/Engineering/Construction Industry Trends and Their Ramifications Linda Thomas Mobley and Hugh Lester  28. The Designed Environment and Deep Ecology: Architects’ Rules of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Social Sustainability Thomas Fisher  29. Legal Dimension of Practice & Regulatory Agencies’ Role in Control of Design & Practice of Architecture: Managing Risk & Liabilities for Architects Robert Herrmann  Part 7: Design and Society  30. On Making and Becoming a (Citizen) Architect Georgia Bizios and Katie Wakeford  31. Internationalism in Architecture Education & Practice Sharon Carter Matthews  32. Diversity: Taking Steps to Create a Diverse Design Profession Ted Landsmark  33. Architecture to Save the World: the Activist Architect’s Social and Humanitarian Role Mitra Kanaani, Joseph Kennedy and Nathanial Belcher  34. Gender Issues in Architecture Kathryn Anthony  35. Alternative Futures in Architecture James Dator


    Mitra Kanaani is a Professor of Architectural Design, Research & Tectonics at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California, USA.

    Dak Kopec is an Architectural Psychologist and Director of Design for Human Health at Boston Architectural College, Boston, USA.