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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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Worship Sound Spaces: Architecture, Acoustics and Anthropology

Worship Sound Spaces: Architecture, Acoustics and Anthropology

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Christine Guillebaud, Catherine Lavandier
December 31, 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...

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

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

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Miguel Paredes Maldonado
November 22, 2019

Ugly, Useless, Unstable traces productive intersections between architecture and the discourses of post-structuralism and new materialism. It investigates how their unique ‘ontological regimes’ can be mobilized to supersede the classical framework that still informs both the production and the...

Buildings Used: Human Interactions with Architecture

Buildings Used: Human Interactions with Architecture

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Nora Lefa, Pavlos Lefas
October 14, 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

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Francesco Zuddas
October 02, 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,&...

Architecture and Silence

Architecture and Silence

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Christos P. Kakalis
September 12, 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...

Open Architecture for the People: Housing Development in Post-War Japan

Open Architecture for the People: Housing Development in Post-War Japan

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Shuichi Matsumura
August 20, 2019

Open Architecture for the People explores Japanese architecture and the three different phases of development between the years 1950 and 2018. Changing ways of life through differing generations have caused fluctuations in the building industry. This book demonstrates how each generation's...

Ruined Skylines: Aesthetics, Politics and London's Towering Cityscape

Ruined Skylines: Aesthetics, Politics and London's Towering Cityscape

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Günter Gassner
August 16, 2019

This book examines the skyline as a space for radical urban politics. Focusing on the relationship between aesthetics and politics in London’s tall-building boom, it develops a critique of the construction of more and more speculative towers as well as a critique of the claim that these buildings...

Architectural Colossi and the Human Body: Buildings and Metaphors

Architectural Colossi and the Human Body: Buildings and Metaphors

1st Edition

Charalampos Politakis
July 02, 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, Space and Memory of Resurrection in Northern Ireland: Shareness in a Divided Nation

Architecture, Space and Memory of Resurrection in Northern Ireland: Shareness in a Divided Nation

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Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, Gehan Selim
May 20, 2019

Northern Ireland has a complex urbanism with multilayered socio-spatial politics. In this environment, issues of communication, self-representation and expression of identity are central to the experience of urban space and architecture where the dichotomy of division and shared living are...

Migrant Housing: Architecture, Dwelling, Migration

Migrant Housing: Architecture, Dwelling, Migration

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Mirjana Lozanovska
April 10, 2019

Migrant Housing, the latest book by author Mirjana Lozanovska, examines the house as the architectural construct in the processes of migration. Housing is pivotal to any migration story, with studies showing that migrant participation in the adaptation or building of houses provides...

Narratives of Architectural Education: From Student to Architect

Narratives of Architectural Education: From Student to Architect

1st Edition

James Thompson
January 31, 2019

Narratives of Architectural Education provides an overview of life as an architecture student, detailing how a layperson may develop an architectural identity. This book proposes becoming an architect as a personal narrative of professional development structured around various stages and...

Shedding New Light on Art Museum Additions: Front Stage and Back Stage Experiences

Shedding New Light on Art Museum Additions: Front Stage and Back Stage Experiences

1st Edition

Altaf Engineer, Kathryn H. Anthony
January 17, 2019

Vast sums of money spent to design, construct, and maintain museum additions demand great accountability of museum leaders and design professionals towards visitors and employees. Museum visitors today come not only to view works of art, but also to experience museum architecture itself, resulting...

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