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A Historian of Science and Technology Confronts Gender and Design

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...An interesting thing happened at a conference on gender and design that was held at the City University of New York (CUNY) in November 1995. I am writing this essay in 2008, more than a decade after I gave the Banham Lecture...

Architectural Theory: From May 68 to the ‘Real’ of the Market

Douglas Spencer

Douglas Spencer lectures in architecture, urbanism and landscape at the Architectural Association, London, UK. He is a PhD supervisor at the Royal College of Art, and also teaches at the University of East London. Spencer is co-editor of Critical Territories (2014) and of Urban Prototypes: Mentalities and Perspectives (2014). He is also a published essayist (The Journal of Architecture, AA Files, Domus, Topos, Radical Philosophy and Harvard GSD's New Geographies) and has contributed articles to many edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Architecture of Neoliberalism : How Contemporary Architecture Became an Instrument of Control and Compliance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Rem Koolhaas, pitching OMA’s project for a new office tower in Manhattan in 2012,‘425 Park Ave, competition: OMA’, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIyEDuzxYBU [accessed 15 August 2013]. directs the attention of the competition panel to his...

Gentri-Fiction and Our (E)States of Reality: On the Fatigued Images of Architecture and the Exhaustion of the Image of Thought

The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...How do we make ourselves worthy of what happens to us? (Deleuze, 1990, p. 149). Gilles Deleuze asks what it means to will the event, a question that can be addressed directly to architectural events. This question is also a question...

Reconstruction of Historic Monuments in Poland after the Second World War – the Case of Warsaw

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction There is a long list of towns and cities in Europe that were damaged or virtually destroyed during the Second World War. While many were destroyed more or less by accident and chance, the situation for Polish towns, especially...

Play Turtle, Do It Yourself. Flocks, swarms, schools, and the architectural-political imaginary

Manuel Shvartzberg

Manuel Shvartzberg is an architect and researcher. He is currently based in New York City where he is a Researcher at The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, GSAPP and a Graduate Fellow of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, both at Columbia University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...© Craig W. Reynolds.“It’s been found that a few simple rules can regulate very complex behavior. There’s a classic computer model for flocking birds, for instance, which only has three rules—keep an equal distance from everyone around...

The Atmosphere of Place

Harry Francis Mallgrave

Harry Francis Mallgrave is an architect, scholar and editor and distinguished Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. He is the author of over 15 books, the recipient of the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award, and is an Honorable Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Object to Experience : The New Culture of Architectural Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Sinclair Gauldie, Architecture: The Appreciation of the Arts (New York: Oxford University Press, 1969), p. 182.To live in an environment which has to be endured or ignored rather than enjoyed is to be diminished as a human being.The...

Malls and commercial planning policies in a compact city: The case of Barcelona

Shopping Towns Europe : Commercial Collectivity and the Architecture of the Shopping Centre, 1945–1975

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...This chapter is an outcome of the research project: Los mercados alimentarios de Barcelona. El mercado del Born y la renovación de los mercados municipales durante el siglo XX. (HAR2012-35387). This project was financed by the Spanish...

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Roberto Bottazzi

Roberto Bottazzi is an architect, researcher, and educator based in London. He is Research Co-ordinator, Master Tutor, and Master Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Architecture Beyond Computers : Fragments of a Cultural History of Computational Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Introduction The study of randomness in digital design will take us to the edges of this discipline—to the very limits of what can be computed—perhaps more than any other subject discussed in this book. Randomness should be seen here...

Buildering, urban interventions and public sculpture

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...‘Buildering,’ the act of unauthorized urban climbing without ropes, harnesses, or other ‘modern’ support, is a contemporary interruptive urban cultural practice, closely related to parkour, but with a distinct history and offering distinct...

Public Privacy in the Soviet Communal Apartment

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

Book chapter

...The communal apartment (kommunalka) was an important feature of everyday life in the Soviet Union as well as being a place that has attracted the attention of foreign scholars interested in the unique forms of Soviet society.S. Boym, Common...