Architecture Beyond Experience

Author: Michael Benedikt
Editor: ORO Applied Research + Design
ISBN: 9781943532896
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Architecture Beyond Experience is an interdisciplinary work in the service of one goal: the bringing about of a more relational, "posthuman" and yet humanist strain in architecture. It argues against the values that currently guide much architectural production (and the larger economy's too), which is the making, marketing, and staging of ever more arresting experiences. The result, in architecture, is experientialism: the belief that what gives a building value, aside from fulfilling its shelter functions, is how its views and spaces make us personally feel as we move around it. I argue that it's time to find a deeper basis for making and judging architecture, a basis which is not personal-experience-multiplied, but which is dialogical and relational from the start. I use the word relational to describe an architecture that guides people in search of encounter with (or avoidance of) each other and that manifests and demonstrates those same desires in its own forms, components, and materials. Buildings are beings. When architecture, they teach as well as protect; they tell us who we were and who we want to be; they exemplify, they deserve respect, invite investment, and reward affection. These are social-relational values, values that both underlie and go beyond experiential ones (sometimes called "phenomenological"). Such relational values have been suppressed, in part because architects have joined the Experience Economy, hardly noticing they have done so. Architecture Beyond Experience provides the argument and the concepts to ultimately re-center a profession.

Territory

Author: David Gissen
Editor: Academy Press
ISBN:
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Advancing relationships between architecture and nature, this work emphasises the simultaneous production of architectural objects and their surrounding environment. It enables the various geographical patterns, effects, and sensations within architectural and urban experience. It features contributions from geographers, historians, and theorists.

Architecture Beyond Criticism

Author: Wolfgang F. E. Preiser
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317580818
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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 social, cultural, and economic activism, this book examines the roles of perceived and measured quality in architecture. By exploring in tandem both subjective traditional architectural criticism and environmental design and performance evaluation and its objective evaluation criteria, the book argues that both methodologies and outcomes can achieve a comprehensive assessment of quality in architecture. Curated by a global editorial team, the book includes: Contributions from international architects and critics based in the UK, USA, Brazil, France, Qatar, Egypt, New Zealand, China, Japan and Germany Global case studies which illustrate both perspectives addressed by the book and comparative analyses of the findings A six part organization which includes introductions and conclusions from the editors, to help guide the reader and further illuminate the contributions. By presenting a systematic approach to assessing building performance, design professionals will learn how to improve building design and performance with major stakeholders in mind, especially end users/occupants.

Out There

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Architecture Culture And Spirituality

Author: Thomas Barrie
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317179013
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Architecture has long been understood as a cultural discipline able to articulate the human condition and lift the human spirit, yet the spirituality of architecture is rarely directly addressed in academic scholarship. The seventeen chapters provide a diverse range of perspectives, grouped according to topical themes: Being in the World; Sacred, Secular, and the Contemporary Condition; Symbolic Engagements; Sacred Landscapes; and Spirituality and the Designed Environment. Even though the authors’ approach the subject from a range of disciplines and theoretical positions, all share interests in the need to rediscover, redefine, or reclaim the sacred in everyday experience, scholarly analysis, and design.

Architecture Beyond Anthropocene

Author: Elizabeth B Hatz
Editor: BoD - Books on Demand
ISBN: 9174638173
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Essays on Architecture in the Anthropocene. 44 young architects in the making share their reflections and possible/impossible stances facing architecture in the Anthropocene. Every text here has a core of doubt. Doubt that opens up to some insight or towards a focus, an interest, an outlet. Every text has an unusual stillness brought forth through reflection. Reason and feeling are balancing on a tightrope. In the suspense, I imagine humour will enter. It is always best above the abyss.

Beyond Experience

Author: Norman Swartz
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Swarz (philosophy, Simon Fraser U.) writes for both the lay and professional reader, using case studies and an occasional appeal to science fiction to bring the subject within grasp and point out how metaphysical theories lie just below the surface of every person's own world view. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Information Architecture

Author: Louis Rosenfeld
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 149191355X
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Annotation The fourth edition of this guide focuses on information architecture as a set of tools and techniques for dealing with today's tough information organization problems. It's ideal for anyone involved in any aspect of design. The universal and timeless principles of information organization described in the book's first three editions still apply in our increasingly mobile world. In the fourth edition, the authors cast those principles in the context of current practice, using many updated examples and illustrations.

Expanded Field

Author: Ila Berman
Editor: Applied Research and Design
ISBN: 9781940743028
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Explores the realm of art and architecture across a broad terrain of installation practices.

An Empirical Approach To The Experience Of Architectural Space

Author: Gerald Franz
Editor: Logos Verlag Berlin
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quantified in generic dimensions, additionally an experimental method is required that provides for reproducible and valid empirical data. Here in particular caveats and chances when using virtual reality (VR) technology for architectural simulation are discussed. The following chapter reviews the current state of theories and research on affective responses to architecture. Subsequently, four empirical studies are presented that test the previously conceptualized methodological framework and explore emotional influences of various basic architectural design aspects. Three alternative approaches for the quantitative description of architecture are developed, either based on image processing, lists of architectural elements, or Space Syntax methods. Finally, the issue of potential interactions between different design aspects is discussed and empirically tested, leading to a plausible framework model for the integration of individual factors. Taken together, a viable approach to the experience of architectural space is outlined promising novel insights into the emotional meaning of architecture.

Architecture Gods And Mortals

Author: Winand W. Klassen
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ISBN: 9789711000622
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Muslim Women In The United Kingdom And Beyond

Author: Tansin Benn
Editor: Women and Gender: The Middle E
ISBN:
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The book explores experiences of Muslim women living predominantly in the United Kingdom, with contributions from other countries such as Australia, America and Sweden. Permeating themes include the impact of islamophobia and religious prejudice on the lives of Muslim living in diasporic situations.

Light Revealing Architecture

Author: Marietta S. Millet
Editor: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
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In this groundbreaking book, Millet bridges gaps that currently exist between how architecture is taught in schools and what methods are practiced in the profession. She deftly examines the relationships among qualitative and quantitative aspects of lighting, the complementary use of daylighting and electric lighting, and poetic and practical approaches to lighting.

Brandscapes

Author: Anna Klingmann
Editor: Mit Press
ISBN: 0262515032
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Anna Klingmann looks at the controversial practice of branding by examining its benefits, and considering the damage it may do. She argues that architecture can use the concepts and methods of branding - not as a quick-and-easy selling tool for architects but as a strategic tool for economic and cultural transformation.

Non Standard Architectural Productions

Author: Sandra Karina Löschke
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351208055
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This book captures concepts and projects that reshape the discipline of architecture by prioritizing people over buildings. In doing so, it uncovers sophisticated approaches that go beyond standard architectural protocols to explore experience-based aesthetics, encounters, action-based research, critical practices, and social engagement. If these are widely understood as singular or incompatible approaches, the book reveals that they form a growing network of interrelations and generate levels of flexibility and dynamism that are reshaping the discipline. The thirteen chapters analyze thought-provoking projects – branded museums, restaged exhibitions, home/work spaces, multi-cultural spaces, ageing apartment blocks, abandoned homes, and urban slums amongst them. Together, they enliven the stalled debate about a single architectural response to the complex challenges of the contemporary world by highlighting pluralistic perspectives on architecture that offer fresh solutions on how architecture can improve people’s lives. Featuring essays from an international range of authors, this book makes a vital contribution to our understanding of the wider conditions under which, and in relation to which, contemporary architecture is produced.

The Architecture Of The Visible

Author: Graham MacPhee
Editor: Burns & Oates
ISBN:
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The Architecture of the Visible examines the visual experience of the city through photography, film, and through literary responses to urban space.

Sensory Architecture

Author: Catharina M. C. Theart
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We shape our buildings: thereafter they shape us. (Churchill 1940, cited in McLuhan 1995, p.62) In the same manner: we have shaped our cities, and accordingly they have shaped our lifestyles into bustling hubs of activity. Networks of roads and trails direct movement with dense high rise structures defining space. The Interior Architect enters this complex scene to become part of a duet rather than a solo, working within existing structural skins and initiating harmony between the desired new and the existing. The aim is to restore a 'sense of place within the existing city fabric through processes of restoration, renovation, preservation and adaptive re-use, extending a building's lifetime, while preserving its history and character. The objective of this thesis is to propose a way of improving the experience of the public domain within the inner city of Pretoria. A series of communal spaces is proposed that will provide essential public amenities within the city. These interventions guide experience via the senses. The partially abandoned Transvaal Provincial Administration (TPA) building is selected as study area. The intervention is proposed to enable the building to realise a new era in its lifetime by acknowledging it and celebrating it as a modern icon within Pretoria's Central Business District (CBD) while, at the same time, helping it to shed itself of its negative political association. This is proposed through the adaptive re-use of the structure to accommodate various functions including a conference facility and a new home for Pretoria's Art Association.