Architecture: Theory of Architecture

  • 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 – 2019-08-01 
    Routledge

  • How to Read Architecture: An Introduction to Interpreting the Built Environment book cover

    How to Read Architecture

    An Introduction to Interpreting the Built Environment, 1st Edition

    By Paulette Singley

    How to Read Architecture is based on the fundamental premise that reading and interpreting architecture is something we already do, and that close observation matters. This book enhances this skill so that given an unfamiliar building, you will have the tools to understand it and to be inspired by…

    Paperback – 2019-07-10 
    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

  • Urban Design Under Neoliberalism: Theorising from Santiago, Chile book cover

    Urban Design Under Neoliberalism

    Theorising from Santiago, Chile, 1st Edition

    By Francisco Vergara Perucich

    This book discusses the status of urban design as a disciplinary field and as a practice under the current and pervasive neoliberal regime. The main argument is that urban design has been wholly reshaped by neoliberalism. In such transformation, it becomes a discipline that has neglected its…

    Hardback – 2019-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Urban Studies

  • 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

  • Provisional Cities: Cautionary Tales for the Anthropocene book cover

    Provisional Cities

    Cautionary Tales for the Anthropocene, 1st Edition

    By Renata Tyszczuk

    This book considers the provisional nature of cities in relation to the Anthropocene – the proposed geological epoch of human-induced changes to the Earth system. It charts an environmental history of curfews, admonitions and alarms about dwelling on Earth. ‘Provisional cities’ are explored as…

    Paperback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • 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

  • Drawing Imagining Building: Embodiment in Architectural Design Practices book cover

    Drawing Imagining Building

    Embodiment in Architectural Design Practices, 1st Edition

    By Paul Emmons

    Drawing Imagining Building focuses on the history of hand-drawing practices to capture some of the most crucial and overlooked parts of the process. Using 80 black and white images to illustrate the examples, it examines architectural drawing practices to elucidate the ways drawing advances the…

    Hardback – 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

  • The Architecture of Ruins book cover

    The Architecture of Ruins

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Hill

    The Architecture of Ruins: Designs on the Past, Present and Future identifies an alternative and significant history of architecture from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first century, in which a building is designed, occupied and imagined as a ruin. This design practice conceives a monument…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge

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