Theory of architecture

    Metamorphism

    Hardback £30.95

    Materiality is a recurring and central issue in architecture. This book explains how materials are "constructed", how they become cultural substances. Metamorphism investigates the complex relationship between natural materials and technology, science and sensuality. Gottfried Semper 1803-1879 made the notion of Stoffwechsel the key element of his theory. With this...

    Werkstucke: Making Objects into Houses

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    The architectural design process often starts with a practical interpretation of a theme; the object becomes the associative raw material for the architectural design. Werkstucke considers this stage of the process, compiling sketches of the objects that will eventually become homes.

    Cinematic Aided Design

    By Francois Penz

    Paperback £38.37

    Cinematic Aided Design: An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture provides architects, planners, designer practitioners, politicians and decision makers with a new awareness of the practice of everyday life through the medium of film. This novel approach will also appeal to film scholars and film practitioners with an interest in spatial...

    Remaking Cities: An Introduction to Urban Metrofitting

    By Tony Fry

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    Unprecedented challenges await the future of the world's cities. Accelerating population pressure, climate change, food insecurity, poverty and geopolitical instability - in the face of such problems our current attempts at producing a sustainable agenda for the world's cities appear fragmented and inadequate. Fresh thinking is needed. In Remaking Cities,...

    Buildings Must Die: A Perverse View of Architecture

    By Stephen Cairns

    Paperback £17.43

    Part memento mori for architecture, and part invocation to reimagine the design values that lay at the heart of its creative purpose. Buildings, although inanimate, are often assumed to have "life." And the architect, through the act of design, is assumed to be their conceiver and creator. But what of...

    Architecture History and Theory in Reverse

    By Jassen Callender

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    This book looks at architecture history in reverse, in order to follow chains of precedents back through time to see how ideas alter the course of civilization in general and the discipline of architecture in particular. Part One begins with present-day attitudes about architecture and traces them back to seminal...

    The Social (Re)Production of Architecture: Politics, Values and Actions in Contemporary Practice

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    The Social ReProduction of Architecture brings the debates of the `right to the city' into today's context of ecological, economic and social crises. Building on the 1970s' discussions about the `production of space', which French sociologist Henri Lefebvre considered a civic right, the authors question who has the right to...

    Robot House

    By Peter Testa

    Hardback £23.43

    An in-depth survey, manual, and manifesto of breathtaking new techniques for designing and building, written by the leading pioneer of robotics in architecture

    Innovative Architecture Strategies

    By Simos Vamvakidis

    Paperback £9.03

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