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  • Why are Most Buildings Rectangular?

    And Other Essays on Geometry and Architecture

    By Philip Steadman

    This book brings together a dozen of Philip Steadman’s essays and papers on the geometry of architectural and urban form, written over the last twelve years. New introductions link the papers and set them in context. There are two large themes: a morphological approach to the history of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-08 
    Routledge

  • Adaptive Architecture

    Changing Parameters and Practice

    Edited by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Andrea Hardy, Jacob J. Wilhelm

    The constant in architecture's evolution is change. Adaptive Architecture explores structures, or environments that accommodate multiple functions at the same time, sequentially, or at periodically recurring events. It demonstrates how changing technological, economic, ecological and social…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Three Cultural Ecologies

    Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Binding Space: The Book as Spatial Practice

    By Marian Macken

    Binding Space: The Book as Spatial Practice explores the potential role of artists’ books within the realm of architectural representation and the design process. In four main sections, the book examines the relationships between the drawing, the building, and the book. Binding Space demonstrates…

    Paperback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Design Research in Architecture

  • Cinematic Aided Design

    An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture

    By Francois Penz

    Cinematic Aided Design: An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture provides architects, planners, designer practitioners, politicians and decision makers with a new awareness of the practice of everyday life through the medium of film. This novel approach will also appeal to film scholars and film…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge

  • Architecture and the Unconscious

    By John Shannon Hendrix, Lorens Eyan Holm

    There are a number of recent texts that draw on psychoanalytic theory as an interpretative approach for understanding architecture, or that use the formal and social logics of architecture for understanding the psyche. But there remains work to be done in bringing what largely amounts to a series…

    Paperback – 2017-08-26 
    Routledge

  • Architecture History and Theory in Reverse

    From an Information Age to Eras of Meaning

    By Jassen Callender

    This book looks at architecture history in reverse, in order to follow chains of precedents back through time to see how ideas alter the course of civilization in general and the discipline of architecture in particular. Part One begins with present-day attitudes about architecture and traces them…

    Paperback – 2017-07-25 
    Routledge

  • HLM50+ Towards a Social Architecture

    By Tony Monk

    Since its sudden and dramatic formation upon winning the competition to design Paisley Civic Centre in 1963, Hutchison Locke and Monk (HLM Architects) has consistently served and adapted to the changing requirements of Britain’s welfare state, and has instinctively dedicated its professional…

    Hardback – 2017-07-19 
    Routledge

  • Remembering Places: A Memoir

    By Joseph Rykwert

    Born in Warsaw in 1926, Joseph Rykwert is one of the best-known critics and historians of architecture. One of very few writers to be awarded the RIBA’s highest honour, the Royal Gold Medal in 2014, and author of countless books and essays, his influence over the past 60 years cannot be…

    Paperback – 2017-07-18 
    Routledge

  • Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality

    By Thomas Barrie, Julio Bermudez

    Architecture has long been understood as a cultural discipline able to articulate the human condition and lift the human spirit, yet the spirituality of architecture is rarely directly addressed in academic scholarship. The seventeen chapters provide a diverse range of perspectives, grouped…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13 
    Routledge

  • Conflicted Identities

    Housing and the Politics of Cultural Representation

    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 – 2017-07-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • What Is Cosmopolitical Design? Design, Nature and the Built Environment

    By Albena Yaneva, Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    The scale of ecological crises made us realize that every kind of politics has always been cosmopolitics, politics of a cosmos. Cosmos embraces everything, including the multifarious natural and material entities that make humans act. The book examines cosmopolitics in its relation to design…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13 
    Routledge

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