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The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice

Established and Emerging Trends, 1st Edition

Edited by Mitra Kanaani, Dak Kopec


612 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials
ARCHITECTURE / Study & Teaching
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice