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The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice

Established and Emerging Trends

Edited by: Mitra Kanaani , Dak Kopec

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138023154
eBook ISBN: 9781315775869
Adobe ISBN: 9781317688754

10.4324/9781315775869
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The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice provides an overview of established and emerging trends in architecture practice. Contributions of the latest research from international experts examine external forces applied to the practice and discipline of architecture. Each chapter contains up-to-date and relevant information about select aspects of architecture, and the changes this information will have on the future of the profession.

The Companion contains thirty-five chapters, divided into seven parts: Theoretical Stances, Technology, Sustainability, Behavorism, Urbanism, Professional Practice and Society. Topics include: Evidence-Based Design, Performativity, Designing for Net Zero Energy, The Substance of Light in Design, Social Equity and Ethics for Sustainable Architecture, Universal Design, Design Psychology, Architecture, Branding and the Politics of Identity, The Role of BIM in Green Architecture, Public Health and the Design Process, Affordable Housing, Disaster Preparation and Mitigation, Diversity and many more. Each chapter follows the running theme of examining external forces applied to the practice and discipline of architecture in order to uncover the evolving theoretical tenets of what constitutes today’s architectural profession, and the tools that will be required of the future architect.

This book considers architecture’s interdisciplinary nature, and addresses its current and evolving perspectives related to social, economic, environmental, technological, and globalization trends. These challenges are central to the future direction of architecture and as such this Companion will serve as an invaluable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, existing practitioners and future architects.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Design Parameters to Parametric Design Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Tabloid Transparency Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Spatial Choreography and Geometry of Movement as the Genesis of Form Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Cognitive Design Thinking and Research in Design and Practice Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Minimalism and the Phenomenological Fold Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Design Emulating Biological and Organic Forms Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Performativity Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Structure and Architecture Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Designing for Net Zero Energy Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Materiality and Computational Design Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Transparency Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Situating Meanings of Sustainability Within the Architectural Discourse Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Social Equity and Ethics in Design of Sustainable Built Environments Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Integrative Design Practices Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Architecture of Change Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Intersection of Design Psychology Theories with the Elements and Principles of Design Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Inclusive/Universal Design Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Neuroscience and Architecture Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Architecture, Branding, and the Politics of Identity Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Public Health and the Design Process Download PDF
Chapter  21:  To Dwell Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Design for Disaster Preparation and Mitigation Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Defensive Design Download PDF
Chapter  24:  New Urbanism and the Economics of Place Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Role of Building Information Modeling in Green Architecture Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Discipline of Architecture versus the Profession Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Project Delivery Systems Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Designed Environment and Deep Ecology Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Legal Dimension of Practice and Regulatory Agencies’ Role in Control of Design and Practice of Architecture Download PDF
Chapter  30:  On Making and Becoming a (Citizen) Architect Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Internationalism in Architecture Education and Practice Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Diversity Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Architecture to Save the World Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Gender Issues in Architecture Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Alternative Futures in Architecture Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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