Architecture: Theory of Architecture

  • Ceilings and Dreams: The Architecture of Levity book cover

    Ceilings and Dreams

    The Architecture of Levity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Emmons, Federica Goffi, Jodi La Coe

    Where is the space for dreaming in the twenty-first century? Lofty thoughts, like dreams, are born and live overhead, just as they have been represented in Renaissance paintings and modern cartoons. Ceilings are often repositories of stories, events and otherwise invisible oneiric narratives. Yet,…

    Paperback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge

  • Living Architecture, Living Cities: Soul-Nourishing Sustainability book cover

    Living Architecture, Living Cities

    Soul-Nourishing Sustainability, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Day, Julie Gwilliam

    It’s widely accepted that our environment is in crisis. Less widely recognized is that three quarters of environmental damage is due to cities – the places where most of us live. As this powerful new book elucidates, global sustainability is therefore directly dependent on urban design. In Living…

    Paperback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge

  • Neocolonialism and Built Heritage: Echoes of Empire in Africa, Asia, and Europe book cover

    Neocolonialism and Built Heritage

    Echoes of Empire in Africa, Asia, and Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel E. Coslett

    Architectural relics of nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and Japanese colonialism — actively exploited and experienced neocolonialist sites of memory — dot cityscapes throughout our globalizing world, just as built traces of colonialism remain embedded within the urban fabric of many…

    Paperback – 2019-07-23 
    Routledge
    Architext

  • Experimental Architecture: Designing the Unknown book cover

    Experimental Architecture

    Designing the Unknown, 1st Edition

    By Rachel Armstrong

    In this ground-breaking book, the first to provide an overview of the theory and practice of experimental architecture, Rachel Armstrong explores how interdisciplinary, design-led research practices are beginning to redefine the possibilities of architecture as a profession. Drawing on experts from…

    Paperback – 2019-07-05 
    Routledge

  • Architecture on the Borderline: Boundary Politics and Built Space book cover

    Architecture on the Borderline

    Boundary Politics and Built Space, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anoma Pieris

    Architecture on the Borderline interrogates space and territory in a turbulent present where nation state borders are porous to a few but impermeable to many. It asks how these uneven and conflicted social realities are embodied in the physical and material conditions imagined, produced or…

    Paperback – 2019-07-04 
    Routledge
    Architext

  • Architecture of Defeat book cover

    Architecture of Defeat

    1st Edition

    By Kengo Kuma

    Kengo Kuma, one of Japan’s leading architects, has been combining professional practice and academia for most of his career. In addition to creating many internationally recognized buildings all over the world, he has written extensively about the history and theory of architecture. Like his built…

    Paperback – 2019-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Precision in Architecture: Certainty, Ambiguity and Deviation book cover

    Precision in Architecture

    Certainty, Ambiguity and Deviation, 1st Edition

    By Mhairi McVicar

    This book offers a detailed insight into the desire for, and consequences of, precise communications in the daily life of contemporary architectural practice through close readings of constructed architectural details and the practice of cultural contexts in which they were produced. In the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-13 
    Routledge

  • Adaptive Reuse of the Built Heritage: Concepts and Cases of an Emerging Discipline book cover

    Adaptive Reuse of the Built Heritage

    Concepts and Cases of an Emerging Discipline, 1st Edition

    By Bie Plevoets, Koenraad Van Cleempoel

    Adaptive reuse – the process of repairing and restoring existing buildings for new or continued use – is becoming an essential part of architectural practice. As mounting demographic, economic and ecological challenges limit opportunities for new construction, architects increasingly focus on…

    Paperback – 2019-05-10 
    Routledge

  • Three Cultural Ecologies book cover

    Three Cultural Ecologies

    1st Edition

    By David Leatherbarrow, Richard Wesley

    Three Cultural Ecologies reverses common conceptions of modern architecture. It reveals how selected works of two modern architects, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, embraced environmental and cultural conditions as reciprocal and complementary. A basic premise of this book’s arguments is that…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18 
    Routledge

  • Restaurants and Dining Rooms book cover

    Restaurants and Dining Rooms

    1st Edition

    Edited by Franziska Bollerey, Christoph Grafe

    According to urban academic myth, the first restaurants emerged in the wake of the French Revolution. From the very beginning in the elegant salons of the latter days of the Ancien Régime, the design of restaurants has been closely related to ideas of how food should be presented and how it may be…

    Paperback – 2019-04-16 
    Routledge
    Interior Architecture

  • The Changing Shape of Architecture: Further Cases of Integrating Research and Design in Practice book cover

    The Changing Shape of Architecture

    Further Cases of Integrating Research and Design in Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael U. Hensel, Fredrik Nilsson

    The discipline of architecture is currently undergoing a significant change as professional practice and academia seem to be transforming one another specifically through succinct research undertakings. This book continues the discussion started in The Changing Shape of Practice – Integrating…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge

  • Theories and Practices of Architectural Representation book cover

    Theories and Practices of Architectural Representation

    1st Edition

    By Mike Christenson

    Theories and Practices of Architectural Representation focuses on the study of architectural knowledge approached through the lens of representation: the making of things-about-buildings. Architectural knowledge systems continue to shift away from traditional means, such as books and photographs,…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge

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