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Critiques: Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities


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This original series of books publishes edited collections of the best papers presented at the AHRA Annual International Conference series. Each year the event has its own thematic focus, while also being linked by a shared preoccupation with new and emerging critical research in the areas of architectural history, theory, culture, design and urbanism.

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Architecture and the Smart City

Architecture and the Smart City

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sergio M. Figueiredo, Sukanya Krishnamurthy, Torsten Schroeder
November 08, 2019

Increasingly the world around us is becoming ‘smart.’ From smart meters to smart production, from smart surfaces to smart grids, from smart phones to smart citizens. ‘Smart’ has become the catch-all term to indicate the advent of a charged technological shift that has been propelled by the promise...

Architecture, Festival and the City

Architecture, Festival and the City

1st Edition

Jemma Browne, Christian Frost, Ray Lucas
November 15, 2018

Historically the urban festival served as an occasion for affirming shared convictions and identities in the life of the city. Whether religious or civic in nature, these events provided tangible expressions of social, cultural, political, and religious cohesion, often reaffirming a particular...

Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies

Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies

1st Edition

Hélène Frichot, Catharina Gabrielsson, Helen Runting
November 09, 2017

Set against the background of a ‘general crisis’ that is environmental, political and social, this book examines a series of specific intersections between architecture and feminisms, understood in the plural. The collected essays and projects that make up the book follow transversal...

This Thing Called Theory

This Thing Called Theory

1st Edition

Teresa Stoppani, Giorgio Ponzo, George Themistokleous
October 27, 2016

In the age of post-digital architecture and digital materiality, This Thing Called Theory explores current practices of architectural theory, their critical and productive role. The book is organized in sections which explore theory as an open issue in architecture, as it relates to and borrows...

Industries of Architecture

Industries of Architecture

1st Edition

Katie Lloyd Thomas, Tilo Amhoff, Nick Beech
November 19, 2015

At a time when the technologies and techniques of producing the built environment are undergoing significant change, this book makes central architecture’s relationship to industry. Contributors turn to historical and theoretical questions, as well as to key contemporary developments, taking a...

Transgression: Towards an expanded field of architecture

Transgression: Towards an expanded field of architecture

1st Edition

Louis Rice, David Littlefield
November 10, 2014

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...

Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence

Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence

1st Edition

Ines Weizman
November 07, 2013

Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence maps out and expands upon the methodologies of architectural action and reinvigorates the concept of dissent within the architectural field. It expands the notion of dissidence to other similar practices and strategies of resistance, in a variety of...

Peripheries

Peripheries

1st Edition

Ruth Morrow, Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem
October 31, 2012

Architects are now more than ever part of an interdisciplinary context. The emergence of creative art-based practices, film making, post-disaster designs and slum management, as part of the architecture discourse and curriculum, is an indication of how broad architecture has become, and the extent...

Scale: Imagination, Perception and Practice in Architecture

Scale: Imagination, Perception and Practice in Architecture

1st Edition

Gerald Adler, Timothy Brittain-Catlin, Gordana Fontana-Giusti
October 20, 2011

Scale is a word which underlies much of architectural and urban design practice, its history and theory, and its technology. Its connotations have traditionally been linked with the humanities, in the sense of relating to human societies and to human form. ‘To build in scale’ is an aspiration that...

Architecture and Field/Work

Architecture and Field/Work

1st Edition

Suzanne Ewing, Jeremie Michael McGowan, Chris Speed, Victoria Clare Bernie
October 06, 2010

Identifying and critically discussing the key terms, techniques, methodologies and habits that comprise our understanding of fieldwork in architectural education, research and practice, this book collates contributions by established and emerging international scholars. It will be of interest...

Agency: Working With Uncertain Architectures

Agency: Working With Uncertain Architectures

1st Edition

Florian Kossak, Doina Petrescu, Tatjana Schneider, Renata Tyszczuk, Stephen Walker
November 16, 2009

While the potential of agency is most frequently taken to be the power and freedom to act for oneself, for the architectural community this also involves the power and responsibility to act as intermediaries on behalf of others. Presenting current thinking from practitioners and scholars from...

Curating Architecture and the City

Curating Architecture and the City

1st Edition

Sarah Chaplin, Alexandra Stara
April 15, 2009

Addressing the collection, representation and exhibition of architecture and the built environment, this book explores current practices, historical precedents, theoretical issues and future possibilities arising from the meeting of a curatorial ‘subject’ and an architectural ‘object’. Striking&...

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