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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 281 new and published books in the subject of Theory of Architecture — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Drawing the Unbuildable

    Seriality and Reproduction in Architecture

    By Nerma Cridge

    Series: Routledge Research in Architecture

    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...

    Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Building Dynamics

    Exploring Architecture of Change

    Edited by Branko Kolarevic, Vera Parlac

    Buildings are increasingly ‘dynamic’: equipped with sensors, actuators and controllers, they ‘self-adjust’ in response to changes in the external and internal environments and patterns of use. Building Dynamics asks how this change manifests itself and what it means for architecture as buildings...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Builders of the Vision

    Software and the Imagination of Design

    By Daniel Cardoso Llach

    Builders of the Vision traces the intellectual history and contemporary practices of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Numerical Control since the years following World War II until today. Drawing from primary archival and ethnographic sources, it identifies and documents the crucial ideas shaping...

    Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Design Intervention (Routledge Revivals)

    Toward a More Humane Architecture

    Edited by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Jacqueline Vischer, Edward White

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Design Intervention: Toward a More Humane Architecture, first published in 1991, intends to demonstrate that interest in social issues is alive and well in architecture, that there is a small but effective cadre of dedicated professionals who continue to commit themselves to solving social problems...

    Published June 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Interpreting Site

    Studies in Perception, Representation, and Design

    By Genevieve S. Baudoin

    Interpreting Site explains the basic methods architects use to translate what you perceive to represent the complex conditions that physically and mentally "construe" a site, helping to shape the ultimate design. Within each of the four themes---defining site, experiencing site, spatializing site,...

    Published June 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Pueblo Style and Regional Architecture

    By Nicholas C. Markovich, Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Fred G. Sturm

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Few architectural styles evoke so strong a sense of place as Pueblo architecture. This book brings together experts from architecture and art, archaeology and anthropology, philosophy and history, considering Pueblo style not simply architecturally, but within its cultural, religious, economic, and...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Post-Occupancy Evaluation (Routledge Revivals)

    By Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Edward White, Harvey Rabinowitz

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Post-occupancy evaluation, focusing on building’s occupants and their needs, provides insight into the consequences of past design decisions and forms a sound basis for creating better buildings in the future. This book, first published in 1988, includes a review of the evolution of the field, a...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Sensing Cities

    Regenerating Public Life in Barcelona and Manchester

    By Monica Montserrat Degen

    As cities globally re-design their urban landscapes, they produce a different urban aesthetic and create new experiential milieus. Urban regeneration processes generate radical physical, social and cultural changes in neighbourhoods that demand new conceptual frameworks to address their impact upon...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Niche Tactics

    Generative Relationships Between Architecture and Site

    By Caroline O'Donnell

    Niche Tactics aligns architecture's relationship with site with its ecological analogue: the relationship between an organism and its environment.Bracketed between texts on giraffe morphology, ecological perception, ugliness, and hopeful monsters, architectural case studies investigate historical...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Paradigm Islands: Manhattan and Venice

    Discourses on Architecture and the City

    By Teresa Stoppani

    Concerning architecture and the city, built, imagined and narrated, this book focuses on Manhattan and Venice, but considers architecture as an intellectual and spatial process rather than a product. A critical look at the making of Manhattan and Venice provides a background to...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Virilio for Architects
    By John Armitage
    To Be Published July 7th 2015
  2. The City Reader, 6th Edition
    Edited by Richard T. LeGates, Frederic Stout
    To Be Published July 22nd 2015
  3. Economy and Architecture
    Edited by Juliet Odgers, Mhairi McVicar, Stephen Kite
    To Be Published July 28th 2015
  4. The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture, 1760 - 1860
    By Daniel Maudlin
    To Be Published August 4th 2015
  5. What Architecture Means: Connecting Ideas and Design
    By Denise Costanzo
    To Be Published August 13th 2015

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