The Efficacy Of Architecture

Author: Tahl Kaminer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317437438
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A significant ideological transition has taken place in the discipline of architecture in the last few years. Originating in a displeasure with the ‘starchitecture’ system and the focus on aesthetic innovation, a growing number of architects, emboldened by the 2007–8 economic crisis, have staged a rebellion against the dominant mode of architectural production. Against a ‘disinterested’ position emulating high art, they have advocated political engagement, citizen participation and the right to the city. Against the fascination with the rarefied architectural object, they have promoted an interest in everyday life, play, self-build and personalization. At the centre of this rebellion is the call for architecture to (re-)assume its social and political role in society. The Efficacy of Architecture supports the return of architecture to politics by interrogating theories, practices and instances that claim or evidence architectural agency. It studies the political theories animating the architects, revisits the emergence of reformist architecture in the late nineteenth century, and brings to the fore the relation of spatial organization to social forms. In the process, a clearer picture emerges of the agency of architecture, of the threats to as well as potentials for meaningful societal transformation through architectural design.
The Efficacy of Architecture
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Tahl Kaminer
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-08 - Publisher: Routledge

A significant ideological transition has taken place in the discipline of architecture in the last few years. Originating in a displeasure with the ‘starchitecture’ system and the focus on aesthetic innovation, a growing number of architects, emboldened by the 2007–8 economic crisis, have staged a rebellion against the dominant mode
The Efficacy of Architecture
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Tahl Kaminer
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-08 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A significant ideological transition has taken place in the discipline of architecture in the last few years. Originating in a displeasure with the ‘starchitecture’ system and the focus on aesthetic innovation, a growing number of architects, emboldened by the 2007–8 economic crisis, have staged a rebellion against the dominant mode
Eleven Exercises in the Art of Architectural Drawing
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Marco Frascari
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-08 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book deals with the critical nature and crucial role of architectural drawings. Organized around eleven exercises, the book does not emphasize speed, nor incorporate many timesaving tricks typical of drawing books, but rather proposes a slow, meditative process for construing drawings and for drawing constructing thoughts.
Dimensions. Journal of Architectural Knowledge
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Virginie Roy, Katharina Voigt
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-30 - Publisher: transcript Verlag

»Dimensions. Journal of Architectural Knowledge« is an academic journal in, on and from the discipline of architecture, addressing the creation, constitution and transmission of architectural knowledge. It explores methods genuine to the discipline and architectural modes of interdisciplinary methodological adaptions. Processes, procedures and results of knowledge creation and practice are
Echoes in Perspective-Essays on Architecture
Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Daniel Pavlovits
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-29 - Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

One could read the collection of essays herein as a political voice to architecture and the architecture profession, constantly gnawing away at the disciplinary, only to find favor in the imaginative, intellectually interesting and the creative. Beyond embodying a collection of thought on architecture and its discipline, the present collection