Heidegger for Architects
By Adam Sharr
Routledge – 2008 – 130 pages
Series: Thinkers for Architects
Informing the designs of architects as diverse as Peter Zumthor, Steven Holl, Hans Scharoun and Colin St. John Wilson, the work of Martin Heidegger has proved of great interest to architects and architectural theorists.
The first introduction to Heidegger’s philosophy written specifically for architects and students of architecture introduces key themes in his thinking, which has proved highly influential among architects as well as architectural historians and theorists. This guide familiarizes readers with significant texts and helps to decodes terms as well as providing quick referencing for further reading.
This concise introduction is ideal for students of architecture in design studio at all levels; students of architecture pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate courses in architectural theory; academics and interested architectural practitioners. Heidegger for Architects is the second book in the new Thinkers for Architects series.
1. Introduction 2. A Mountain Walk 3. Placing Heidegger 4. Heidegger’s Thinking on Architecture 5. Heidegger and Architects 6. Suggestions for Further Reading
Adam Sharr is Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University and principal of Adam Sharr Architects. He is author of Heidegger’s Hut (MIT Press, 2006), joint editor of Primitive: Original Matters in Architecture (Routledge, 2006) and Associate Editor of arq: Architectural Research Quarterly published by Cambridge University Press.