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Routledge Research in Architecture

The Routledge Research in Architecture series provides the reader with the latest scholarship in the field of architecture. The series publishes research from across the globe and covers areas as diverse as architectural history and theory, technology, digital architecture, structures, materials, details, design, monographs of architects, interior design and much more. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality architectural research.

  • Worship Sound Spaces

    Architecture, Acoustics and Anthropology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christine Guillebaud, Catherine Lavandier

    Worship Sound Spaces unites specialists from architecture, acoustic engineering and the social sciences to encourage closer analysis of the sound environments within places of worship. Gathering a wide range of case studies set in Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East, and Africa, the book…

    Hardback – 2019-12-31 
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  • Ugly, Useless, Unstable Architectures

    Phase Spaces and Generative Domains, 1st Edition

    By Miguel Paredes Maldonado

    Ugly, Useless, Unstable traces productive intersections between architecture and the discourses of post-structuralism and new materialism. It investigates how their unique ‘ontological regimes’ can be mobilized to supersede the classical framework that still informs both the production and the…

    Hardback – 2019-11-22 
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  • Buildings Used

    Human Interactions with Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Nora Lefa, Pavlos Lefas

    Buildings Used takes the reader on an exploration into the impact of use on buildings and users. While most histories and theories of architecture focus on a building’s conception, design, and realization, this book argues that its identity is formed after its completion through use; and that the…

    Hardback – 2019-10-14 
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  • The University as a Settlement Principle

    Territorialising Knowledge in Late 1960s Italy, 1st Edition

    By Francesco Zuddas

    The 1960s and the 1970s marked a generational shift in architectural discourse at a time when the revolts inside universities condemned the academic institution as a major force behind the perpetuation of a controlling society. Focusing on the crisis and reform of higher education in Italy,&…

    Hardback – 2019-10-02 
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  • Architecture and Silence

    1st Edition

    By Christos P. Kakalis

    This book explores the role of silence in how we design, present and experi-ence architecture. Grounded in phenomenological theory, the book builds on historical, theoretical and practical approaches to examine silence as a methodological tool of architectural research and unravel the experiential…

    Hardback – 2019-09-12 
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  • Open Architecture for the People

    Housing Development in Post-War Japan, 1st Edition

    By Shuichi Matsumura

    Open Architecture for the People explores Japanese architecture and the three different phases of development between the years 1950 and 2018. Changing ways of life through differing generations have caused fluctuations in the building industry. This book demonstrates how each generation's…

    Hardback – 2019-08-20 
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  • Ruined Skylines

    Aesthetics, Politics and London's Towering Cityscape, 1st Edition

    By Günter Gassner

    This book examines the skyline as a space for radical urban politics. Focusing on the relationship between aesthetics and politics in London’s tall-building boom, it develops a critique of the construction of more and more speculative towers as well as a critique of the claim that these buildings…

    Hardback – 2019-08-16 
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  • Architectural Colossi and the Human Body

    Buildings and Metaphors, 1st Edition

    By Charalampos Politakis

    The human body has been used as both a model and metaphor in architecture since antiquity. This book explores how it has been an inspiration for the exterior form of architectural colossi through the years. It considers the body as a source of architectural and artistic representation and in doing…

    Paperback – 2019-07-02
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  • Architecture, Space and Memory of Resurrection in Northern Ireland

    Shareness in a Divided Nation, 1st Edition

    By Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, Gehan Selim

    Northern Ireland has a complex urbanism with multilayered socio-spatial politics. In this environment, issues of communication, self-representation and expression of identity are central to the experience of urban space and architecture where the dichotomy of division and shared living are…

    Hardback – 2019-05-20
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  • Migrant Housing

    Architecture, Dwelling, Migration, 1st Edition

    By Mirjana Lozanovska

    Migrant Housing, the latest book by author Mirjana Lozanovska, examines the house as the architectural construct in the processes of migration. Housing is pivotal to any migration story, with studies showing that migrant participation in the adaptation or building of houses provides…

    Hardback – 2019-04-10
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  • Narratives of Architectural Education

    From Student to Architect, 1st Edition

    By James Thompson

    Narratives of Architectural Education provides an overview of life as an architecture student, detailing how a layperson may develop an architectural identity. This book proposes becoming an architect as a personal narrative of professional development structured around various stages and…

    Hardback – 2019-01-31
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  • Shedding New Light on Art Museum Additions

    Front Stage and Back Stage Experiences, 1st Edition

    By Altaf Engineer, Kathryn H. Anthony

    Vast sums of money spent to design, construct, and maintain museum additions demand great accountability of museum leaders and design professionals towards visitors and employees. Museum visitors today come not only to view works of art, but also to experience museum architecture itself, resulting…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
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  • The Break with the Past

    Avant-Garde Architecture in Germany, 1910 – 1925, 1st Edition

    By Deborah Ascher Barnstone

    Between 1918 and 1933 the German interwar avant-garde was a primary force driving European cultural innovation and modernism. These innovations continue to influence artistic practice, theory, and arts education today, thus making a comprehensive study of the relationship between individual war…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
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  • Thermal Comfort in Hot Dry Climates

    Traditional Dwellings in Iran, 1st Edition

    By Ahmadreza Foruzanmehr

    With increases in global temperatures, the risk of overheating is expected to rise around the world. This results in a much higher dependency upon energy-intensive cooling systems and air-conditioners to provide thermal comfort, but how sustainable is this in a world where problems with the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
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  • Visual Spatial Enquiry

    Diagrams and Metaphors for Architects and Spatial Thinkers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robyn Creagh, Sarah McGann

    Visual Spatial Enquiry explores visual and textual ways of working within spatial research. Architects and spatial thinkers from the arts, social sciences and humanities present rich case studies from remote and regional settings in Australia to the suburbs of Los Angeles, and from gallery and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-17
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  • Flexibility and Design

    Learning from the School Construction Systems Development (SCSD) Project, 1st Edition

    By Joshua D. Lee

    This book questions flexibility as a design approach by providing a longitudinal analysis of an innovative architectural experiment called the School Construction Systems Development (SCSD) project. The SCSD pioneered the use of performance specifications to create an open, prefabricated, and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-17
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  • Unorthodox Ways to Think the City

    Representations, Constructions, Dynamics, 1st Edition

    By Teresa Stoppani

    This book argues that architecture and the city and their processes can be better understood by drawing categories from disciplines that exceed the architectural and urban cultural context. It performs an open intellectual reading that traverses architecture and architectural theory, but also art…

    Hardback – 2018-12-10
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  • Housing, Architecture and the Edge Condition

    Dublin is building, 1935 - 1975, 1st Edition

    By Ellen Rowley

    This book presents an architectural overview of Dublin’s mass-housing building boom from the 1930s to the 1970s. During this period, Dublin Corporation built tens of thousands of two-storey houses, developing whole communities from virgin sites and green fields at the city’s edge, while tentatively…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27
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  • Architecture and the Modern Hospital

    Nosokomeion to Hygeia, 1st Edition

    By Julie Willis, Philip Goad, Cameron Logan

    More than any other building type in the twentieth century, the hospital was connected to transformations in the health of populations and expectations of lifespan. From the scale of public health to the level of the individual, the architecture of the modern hospital has reshaped knowledge about…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
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  • Christian Norberg-Schulz’s Interpretation of Heidegger’s Philosophy

    Care, Place and Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Hendrik Auret

    Christian Norberg-Schulz’s Interpretation of Heidegger’s Philosophy investigates the theoretical contribution of the world-renowned Norwegian architectural theorist Christian Norberg-Schulz and considers his architectural interpretation of the writings of German philosopher Martin Heidegger. Though…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
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  • A History of Russian Exposition and Festival Architecture

    1700-2014, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alla Aronova, Alexander Ortenberg

    This collection of thirteen vignettes addresses several important episodes in the history of Russian temporary architecture and public art, from the royal festivals during the times of Peter the Great up to the recent venues including the Sochi Winter Olympics. The forms and the circumstances…

    Hardback – 2018-09-04
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  • Activism in Architecture

    Bright Dreams of Passive Energy Design, 1st Edition

    Edited by Margot McDonald, Carolina Dayer

    This edited collection gathers contributions from a diverse range of renowned scholars and professionals to uncover the unique relationship between passive architectural systems and activism. Focusing on the pioneering work of the influential American chemist and inventor, Harold R. Hay (1909–2009)…

    Hardback – 2018-08-28
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  • Rome and the Legacy of Louis I. Kahn

    1st Edition

    By Elisabetta Barizza, Marco Falsetti

    Louis I. Kahn was one of the most influential architects, thinkers and teachers of his time. This book examines the important relationship between his work and the city of Rome, whose ancient ruins inspired in him a new design methodology. Structured into two main parts, the first includes personal…

    Hardback – 2018-08-22
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  • A History of Design Institutes in China

    From Mao to Market, 1st Edition

    By Charlie Q. L. Xue, Guanghui Ding

    A History of Design Institutes in China examines the intricate relationship between design institutes, the state, and, in later periods, the market economy through a carefully situated discussion of significant theoretical and historical issues including socialist utopia, collective and individual…

    Hardback – 2018-08-02
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  • Architectures of Transversality

    Paul Klee, Louis Kahn and the Persian Imagination, 1st Edition

    By Shima Mohajeri

    Architectures of Transversality investigates the relationship between modernity, space, power, and culture in Iran. Focusing on Paul Klee’s Persian-inspired miniature series and Louis Kahn’s unbuilt blueprint for a democratic public space in Tehran, it traces the architectonics of the present as a…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
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  • Tradition as Mediation: Louis I. Kahn

    The Dominican Motherhouse & The Hurva Synagogue, 1st Edition

    By Dana Margalith

    This book explores Louis I. Kahn's approach to tradition as revealed in two of his important, unbuilt, projects. Focusing on Kahn's designs for the Dominican Motherhouse of St. Catherine de Ricci, Media, Pennsylvania (1965-1969), and the Hurva Synagogue, Jerusalem, Israel (1967-1974), the book…

    Hardback – 2018-07-06
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  • Small-Scale Public Transportable and Pre-Fabricated Buildings

    Evaluating their Functional Performance, 1st Edition

    By Junjie Xi

    This book investigates the design, operation and use of contemporary transportable buildings, and explores how functional performance can be assessed in small-scale examples for public use alongside their relationship to other design elements. The research focuses on three case studies, Chengdu…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
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  • A History of Architecture and Trade

    1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Haughey

    A History of Architecture and Trade draws together essays from an international roster of distinguished and emerging scholars to critically examine the important role architecture and urbanism played in the past five hundred years of global trading, moving away from a conventional Western narrative…

    Hardback – 2018-01-18
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  • Designing for Socialist Need

    Industrial Design Practice in the German Democratic Republic, 1st Edition

    By Katharina Pfützner

    How does industrial design operate outside of capitalist consumer culture? Designing for Socialist Need assembles a detailed picture of industrial design practice in the socialist German Democratic Republic (GDR). Drawing on much previously unexplored material from a wide variety of sources, it not…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
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  • The Architecture of Medieval Churches

    Theology of Love in Practice, 1st Edition

    By John A.H. Lewis

    The Architecture of Medieval Churches investigates the impact of affective theology on architecture and artefacts, focusing on the Middle Ages as a period of high achievement of this synthesis. It explores aspects of medieval church and cathedral architecture in relation to the contemporary…

    Hardback – 2017-11-14
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  • The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture, 1760 - 1860

    1st Edition

    By Daniel Maudlin

    The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture is a history of the late Georgian phenomenon of the architect-designed cottage and the architectural discourse that articulated it. It is a study of small buildings built on country estates, and not so small buildings built in picturesque rural…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23
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  • The Ideal of Total Environmental Control

    Knud Lönberg-Holm, Buckminster Fuller, and the SSA, 1st Edition

    By Suzanne Strum

    **Finalist for the Thought and Criticism category of the FAD Awards 2019** This book traces the ideal of total environmental control through the intellectual and geographic journey of Knud Lönberg- Holm, a forgotten Danish architect who promoted a unique systemic, cybernetic, and ecological vision…

    Hardback – 2017-10-17
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  • Architecture and the Body, Science and Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kim Sexton

    The relationship of architecture to the human body is a centuries-long and complex one, but not always symmetrical. This book opens a space for historians of the visual arts, archaeologists, architects, and digital humanities professionals to reflect upon embodiment, spatiality, science, and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-16
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  • Intersections of Space and Ethos

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kyriaki Tsoukala, Nikolaos-Ion Terzoglou, Charikleia Pantelidou

    The pressing economic, environmental and social crises emanate the need for a redefinition of the dominant views, perspectives and values in the field of architecture. The intellectual production of the last two decades has witnessed an impressive number of new design techniques and conceptual…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
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  • Designing the British Post-War Home

    Kenneth Wood, 1948-1968, 1st Edition

    By Fiona Fisher

    In Designing the British Post-War Home Fiona Fisher explores the development of modern domestic architecture in Britain through a detailed study of the work of the successful Surrey-based architectural practice of Kenneth Wood. Wood’s firm is representative of a geographically distinct category of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
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  • Through the Healing Glass

    Shaping the Modern Body through Glass Architecture, 1925-35, 1st Edition

    By John Stanislav Sadar

    In the mid-1920s a physiologist, a glass chemist, and a zoo embarked on a project which promised to turn buildings into medical instruments. The advanced chemistry of "Vita" Glass mobilised theories of light and medicine, health practices and glassmaking technology to compress an entire epoch’s…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
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  • From Doxiadis' Theory to Pikionis' Work

    Reflections of Antiquity in Modern Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Kostas Tsiambaos

    In this book, Tsiambaos redefines the ground-breaking theory of Greek architect and town planner Constantinos A. Doxiadis (The Form of Space in Ancient Greece) and moves his thesis away from antiquity and ancient architecture, instead arguing that it can only be understood as a theory founded in…

    Hardback – 2017-09-12
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  • Sacred Architecture in a Secular Age

    Anamnesis of Durham Cathedral, 1st Edition

    By Marie Clausén

    Having won more than one recent poll as Britain’s best-loved building, the appeal of Durham Cathedral appears abiding, which begs the question whether an iconic sacred building can retain meaning and affective pertinence for contemporary, secular visitors. Using the example of Durham Cathedral,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
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  • Conflicted Identities

    Housing and the Politics of Cultural Representation, 1st Edition

    By Alexandra Staub

    Nation-states have long used representational architecture to create symbolic identities for public consumption both at home and abroad. Government buildings, major ensembles and urban plans have a visibility that lends them authority, while their repeated portrayals in the media cement their image…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
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  • Bruno Taut’s Design Inspiration for the Glashaus

    1st Edition

    By David Nielsen

    As a formative exemplar of early architectural modernism, Bruno Taut’s seminal exhibition pavilion the Glashaus (literally translated Glasshouse) is logically part of the important debate of rethinking the origins of modernism. However, the historical record of Bruno Taut’s Glashaus has been…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
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  • Cut and Paste Urban Landscape

    The Work of Gordon Cullen, 1st Edition

    By Mira Engler

    During the post-war era, the emerging consumer economy radically changed both the discourse and practice of architecture. It was a time where architecture became a mainstream commodity whose products sold through mass media; a time in which Thomas Gordon Cullen came to be one of Britain’s…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
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  • Wooden Church Architecture of the Russian North

    Regional Schools and Traditions (14th - 19th centuries), 1st Edition

    By Evgeny Khodakovsky

    The book presents a broad panoramic overview of church architecture in the Russian North between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries. While it is inevitably overshadowed by the imperial splendour of the country’s capital cities, this unique phenomenon is regarded as the most distinctive…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
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  • Drawing the Unbuildable

    Seriality and Reproduction in Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Nerma Cridge

    Architecture is conventionally seen as being synonymous with building. In contrast, this book introduces and defines a new category - the unbuildable. The unbuildable involves projects that are not just unbuilt, but cannot be built. This distinct form of architectural project has an important and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
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  • Mid-Century Modernism in Turkey

    Architecture Across Cultures in the 1950s and 1960s, 1st Edition

    Edited by Meltem Ö Gürel

    Mid-Century Modernism in Turkey studies the unfolding of modern architecture in Turkey during the 1950s and 1960s. The book brings together scholars who have carried out extensive research on post-WWII modernism in a global context. The authors situate Turkish architectural case studies within an…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
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  • Rethinking Basic Design in Architectural Education

    Foundations Past and Future, 1st Edition

    By Mine Ozkar

    Rethinking Basic Design in Architectural Education provides historical and computational insights into beginning design education for architecture. Inviting the readers to briefly forget what is commonly known as basic design, it delivers the account of two educators, Denman W. Ross and Arthur W.…

    Hardback – 2017-04-10
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  • Perspectives on Research Assessment in Architecture, Music and the Arts

    Discussing Doctorateness, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth, Nel Janssens

    Research in the creative fields of architecture, design, music and the arts has experienced dynamic development for over two decades. The research in these practice- and arts-based fields has become increasingly mature but has also led to various discussions on what constitutes doctoral proficiency…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14
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  • The Architecture of San Juan de Puerto Rico

    Five centuries of urban and architectural experimentation, 1st Edition

    By Arleen Pabon-Charneco

    As San Juan nears the 500th anniversary of its founding, Arleen Pabón-Charneco explores the urban and architectural developments that have taken place over the last five centuries, transforming the site from a small Caribbean enclave to a sprawling modern capital. As the oldest European…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
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  • Towards an Articulated Phenomenological Interpretation of Architecture

    Phenomenal Phenomenology, 1st Edition

    By M. Reza Shirazi

    This book sheds light on the contemporary status of phenomenological discourse in architecture and investigates its current scholastic as well as practical position. Starting with a concise introduction to the philosophical grounds of phenomenology from the points of view of Husserl, Merleau-Ponty…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
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  • Kahn at Penn

    Transformative Teacher of Architecture, 1st Edition

    By James Williamson

    Louis I. Kahn is widely known as an architect of powerful buildings. But although much has been said about his buildings, almost nothing has been written about Kahn as an unconventional teacher and philosopher whose influence on his students was far-reaching. Teaching was vitally important for Kahn…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
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  • Space Unveiled

    Invisible Cultures in the Design Studio, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carla Jackson Bell

    Since the early 1800s, African Americans have designed signature buildings; however, in the mainstream marketplace, African American architects, especially women, have remained invisible in architecture history, theory and practice. Traditional architecture design studio education has been based…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
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