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  1. Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent

    Designing and Appreciating Architecture as Nature

    By Rumiko Handa

    Architects have long operated based on the assumption that a building is 'complete' once construction has finished. Striving to create a perfect building, they wish for it to stay in its original state indefinitely, viewing any subsequent alterations as unintended effects or the results of...

    Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Lefebvre for Architects

    By Nathaniel Coleman

    Series: Thinkers for Architects

    While the work of Henri Lefebvre has become better known in the English-speaking world since the 1991 translation of his 1974 masterpiece, The Production of Space, his influence on the actual production of architecture and the city has been less pronounced. Although now widely read in schools of...

    Published January 7th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Intersections of Space and Ethos

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

    Series: Routledge Research in Architecture

    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...

    Published January 5th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Architecture and Movement

    the Dynamic Experience of Buildings and Landscapes

    Edited by Peter Blundell Jones, Mark Meagher

    The experience of movement, of moving through buildings, cities, landscapes and in everyday life, is the only involvement most individuals have with the built environment on a daily basis. User experience is so often neglected in architectural study and practice. Architecture and Movement tackles...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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