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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Shuichi Matsumura
September 10, 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 generations’...

Architectural Colossi and the Human Body: Buildings and Metaphors

Architectural Colossi and the Human Body: Buildings and Metaphors

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Charalampos Politakis
May 13, 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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, Gehan Selim
May 02, 2019

Northern Ireland has a complex urbanism with multi-layered 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

1st Edition

Mirjana Lozanovska
March 15, 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...

The Break with the Past: Avant-Garde Architecture in Germany, 1910 – 1925

The Break with the Past: Avant-Garde Architecture in Germany, 1910 – 1925

1st Edition

Deborah Ascher Barnstone
January 17, 2019

Between 1918 and 1933 the German interwar avant-garde was a primary force driving European cultural innovation and modernism. These innovations continue to influence artistic practice, theory, and arts education today, thus making a comprehensive study of the relationship between individual war...

Thermal Comfort in Hot Dry Climates: Traditional Dwellings in Iran

Thermal Comfort in Hot Dry Climates: Traditional Dwellings in Iran

1st Edition

Ahmadreza Foruzanmehr
January 17, 2019

With increases in global temperatures, the risk of overheating is expected to rise around the world. This results in a much higher dependency upon energy-intensive cooling systems and air-conditioners to provide thermal comfort, but how sustainable is this in a world where problems with the...

Visual Spatial Enquiry: Diagrams and Metaphors for Architects and Spatial Thinkers

Visual Spatial Enquiry: Diagrams and Metaphors for Architects and Spatial Thinkers

1st Edition

Robyn Creagh, Sarah McGann
December 17, 2018

Visual Spatial Enquiry explores visual and textual ways of working within spatial research. Architects and spatial thinkers from the arts, social sciences and humanities present rich case studies from remote and regional settings in Australia to the suburbs of Los Angeles, and from gallery and...

Flexibility and Design: Learning from the School Construction Systems Development (SCSD) Project

Flexibility and Design: Learning from the School Construction Systems Development (SCSD) Project

1st Edition

Joshua D. Lee
December 17, 2018

This book questions flexibility as a design approach by providing a longitudinal analysis of an innovative architectural experiment called the School Construction Systems Development (SCSD) project. The SCSD pioneered the use of performance specifications to create an open, prefabricated, and...

Unorthodox Ways to Think the City: Representations, Constructions, Dynamics

Unorthodox Ways to Think the City: Representations, Constructions, Dynamics

1st Edition

Teresa Stoppani
December 10, 2018

This book argues that architecture and the city and their processes can be better understood by drawing categories from disciplines that exceed the architectural and urban cultural context. It performs an open intellectual reading that traverses architecture and architectural theory, but also art...

Housing, Architecture and the Edge Condition: Dublin is building, 1935 - 1975

Housing, Architecture and the Edge Condition: Dublin is building, 1935 - 1975

1st Edition

Ellen Rowley
November 27, 2018

This book presents an architectural overview of Dublin’s mass-housing building boom from the 1930s to the 1970s. During this period, Dublin Corporation built tens of thousands of two-storey houses, developing whole communities from virgin sites and green fields at the city’s edge, while tentatively...

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