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  1. Architecture Beyond Criticism

    Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation

    Edited by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Aaron T. Davis, Ashraf M. Salama, Andrea Hardy

    For the first time, this book demonstrates that the two paradigms of architectural criticism and performance evaluation can not only co-exist but complement each other in the assessment of built works. As architecture takes more principled stances worldwide, from environmental sustainability to...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Community Architecture (Routledge Revivals)

    How People Are Creating Their Own Environment

    By Nick Wates, Charles Knevitt

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, this title was one of the first to explore the emerging popular movement of Community Architecture, championed by Prince Charles, which gained momentum throughout Britain in the 1970s and 1980s. The conceptual framework rests fundamentally on the principle that the built...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Biographies & Space

    Placing the Subject in Art and Architecture

    Edited by Dana Arnold, Joanna Sofaer Derevenski

    Bringing together a collection of high-profile authors, Biographies and Space presents essays exploring the relationship between biography and space and how specific subjects are used as a means of explaining sets of social, cultural and spatial relationships. Biographical methods of historical...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand

    a revised and expanded edition of Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand, 2nd Edition

    By Simon Unwin

    Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand is an essential companion to Simon Unwin’s Analysing Architecture, and part of the trilogy which also includes his Exercises in Architecture: Learning to Think as an Architect. Together the three books offer an introduction to the workings of...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Louis I. Kahn

    Towards the Zero Degree of Concrete, 1960-1974

    By Anna Rosellini

    Through sheer determination and courage, Kahn has researched the nature of concrete in the form of precast, cast in place or blocks. Each of his renowned works in exposed concrete, such as the Yale Art Gallery, the Richards Laboratories, the Bath House, the Salk Institute, the National Assembly,...

    Published November 13th 2014 by EPFL Press

  6. Transgression

    Towards an expanded field of architecture

    Edited by Louis Rice, David Littlefield

    Series: Critiques

    Transgression means to 'cross over': borders, disciplines, practices, professions, and legislation. This book explores how the transgression of boundaries produces new forms of architecture, education, built environments, and praxis. Based on material from the 10th International Conference of the...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Assembling the Centre: Architecture for Indigenous Cultures

    Australia and Beyond

    By Janet McGaw, Anoma Pieris

    Series: Routledge Research in Architecture

    Metropolitan Indigenous Cultural Centres have become a focal point for making Indigenous histories and contemporary cultures public in settler-colonial societies over the past three decades. While there are extraordinary success stories, there are equally stories that cause concern: award-winning...

    Published November 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Architecture of Use

    Aesthetics and Function in Architectural Design

    By Stephen Grabow, Kent Spreckelmeyer

    By analyzing ten examples of buildings that embody the human experience at an extraordinary level, this book clarifies the central importance of the role of function in architecture as a generative force in determining built form. Using familiar twentieth-century buildings as case studies, the...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Italo Calvino's Architecture of Lightness

    The Utopian Imagination in An Age of Urban Crisis

    By Letizia Modena

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This study recovers Italo Calvino's central place in a lost history of interdisciplinary thought, politics, and literary philosophy in the 1960s. Drawing on his letters, essays, critical reviews, and fiction, as well as a wide range of works--primarily urban planning and design theory and history--...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Architecture and the Welfare State

    Edited by Mark Swenarton, Tom Avermaete, Dirk van den Heuvel

    In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed to improve the everyday lives of their citizens. Many of these welfare state programmes -...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge