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Routledge Research in Architecture


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The Routledge Research in Architecture series provides the reader with the latest scholarship in the field of architecture. The series publishes research from across the globe and covers areas as diverse as architectural history and theory, technology, digital architecture, structures, materials, details, design, monographs of architects, interior design and much more. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality architectural research.

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The Architect as Magician

The Architect as Magician

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Albert C. Smith, Kendra Schank Smith
April 28, 2020

The Architect as Magician explores the connection between magic and architecture. There is a belief that a greater understanding of the meaning of magic provides insights about architecture and architects’ design process. Architects influence the effects of nature through the making of their...

Puerto Rico’s Henry Klumb: A Modern Architect’s Sense of Place

Puerto Rico’s Henry Klumb: A Modern Architect’s Sense of Place

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Cesar A Cruz
April 16, 2020

This book follows Henry Klumb’s life in architecture from Cologne, Germany to Puerto Rico. Arriving on the island, Klumb was a one-time German immigrant, a moderately successful designer, and previously a senior draftsman with Frank Lloyd Wright. Over the next forty years Klumb would emerge as...

Ethical Design Intelligence: The Virtuous Designer

Ethical Design Intelligence: The Virtuous Designer

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Philippe d'Anjou
March 24, 2020

Ethical Design Intelligence: The Virtuous Designer explores the deep significance of philosophy and ethics to the practice of design. It offers designers from disciplines such as architecture, urban design, planning, landscape, interiors, and industrial design an alternative ethical framework to...

InterVIEWS: Insights and Introspection on Doctoral Research in Architecture

InterVIEWS: Insights and Introspection on Doctoral Research in Architecture

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Federica Goffi
December 19, 2019

With the continued growth of PhD programs in architecture and the simultaneous broadening of approaches, InterVIEWS: Insights and Introspection on Doctoral Research in Architecture begins a timely survey into contemporary research at academic institutions internationally, in the context of the...

Teaching and Designing in Detroit: Ten Women on Pedagogy and Practice

Teaching and Designing in Detroit: Ten Women on Pedagogy and Practice

1st Edition

Stephen Vogel, Libby Balter Blume
December 09, 2019

This book provides a compelling and insightful portrait of ten female architects, artists, and designers who explored unique approaches to teaching, practice, and research in the postindustrial city of Detroit. These women explored the phenomenon of a new “ecological urbanism” through their own...

Worship Sound Spaces: Architecture, Acoustics and Anthropology

Worship Sound Spaces: Architecture, Acoustics and Anthropology

1st Edition

Christine Guillebaud, Catherine Lavandier
December 06, 2019

Worship Sound Spaces unites specialists from architecture, acoustic engineering and the social sciences to encourage closer analysis of the sound environments within places of worship. Gathering a wide range of case studies set in Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East and Africa, the book...

The Multi-Skilled Designer: A Cognitive Foundation for Inclusive Architectural Thinking

The Multi-Skilled Designer: A Cognitive Foundation for Inclusive Architectural Thinking

1st Edition

Newton D'souza
November 27, 2019

The Multi-Skilled Designer presents and analyzes different approaches to contemporary architectural design and interprets them through the theory of multiple intelligences. The book establishes a systematic framework that uses the lens of cognitive psychology and developments in...

Ugly, Useless, Unstable Architectures: Phase Spaces and Generative Domains

Ugly, Useless, Unstable Architectures: Phase Spaces and Generative Domains

1st Edition

Miguel Paredes Maldonado
November 20, 2019

Ugly, Useless, Unstable Architectures traces productive intersections between architecture and the discourses of Post-Structuralism and New Materialism. It investigates how their unique ‘ontological regimes’ can be mobilised to supersede the classical framework that still informs both the...

Buildings Used: Human Interactions with Architecture

Buildings Used: Human Interactions with Architecture

1st Edition

Nora Lefa, Pavlos Lefas
October 02, 2019

Buildings Used takes the reader on an exploration into the impact of use on buildings and users. While most histories and theories of architecture focus on a building’s conception, design, and realization, this book argues that its identity is formed after its completion through use; and that the...

The University as a Settlement Principle: Territorialising Knowledge in Late 1960s Italy

The University as a Settlement Principle: Territorialising Knowledge in Late 1960s Italy

1st Edition

Francesco Zuddas
September 19, 2019

The 1960s and the 1970s marked a generational shift in architectural discourse at a time when the revolts inside universities condemned the academic institution as a major force behind the perpetuation of a controlling society. Focusing on the crisis and reform of higher education in Italy,&...

Architectural Colossi and the Human Body: Buildings and Metaphors

Architectural Colossi and the Human Body: Buildings and Metaphors

1st Edition

Charalampos Politakis
September 18, 2019

The human body has been used as both a model and metaphor in architecture since antiquity. This book explores how it has been an inspiration for the exterior form of architectural colossi through the years. It considers the body as a source of architectural and artistic representation and in doing...

Architecture and Silence

Architecture and Silence

1st Edition

Christos P. Kakalis
August 29, 2019

This book explores the role of silence in how we design, present and experi-ence architecture. Grounded in phenomenological theory, the book builds on historical, theoretical and practical approaches to examine silence as a methodological tool of architectural research and unravel the experiential...

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