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The Dogon of Mali

Peter Blundell Jones

Peter Blundell Jones is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture And Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Dogon of Mali remained in relative obscurity until the twentieth century, living in a remote and arid inland area of West Africa that was eventually colonized by the French. Once discovered, they won early fame among African peoples...

Reality Studio – a search for design tools to meet complexity

Inger-Lise Syversen

Inger-Lise Syversen is an architect who through comprehensive international and teaching experience has gained considerable pedagogical skills within sustainable architectural conservation. Her experiences as a lecturer and networker in East Africa (1991– ) have entailed a focus on capacity building, institutional cooperation and architectural heritage conservation. Syversen delivered her PhD thesis with focus on architectural heritage in East Africa (2007). She also has thorough experience from working at the highest political level in the Nordic Council of Ministers with main responsibility for the development of Nordic international cooperation within higher education and research. Syversen is a professor at Chalmers University of Technology – Chalmers Architecture at the Department of Sustainable Development and Design – with responsibility for Architectural Conservation and Transformation in the Master studios. Since 1995 she has had the responsibility for designing Master courses in the Nordic, as well as the East African context. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design Innovation for the Built Environment : Research by design and the renovation of practice

Routledge, 2012

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... Reality Studio – a search for design tools to meet complexity Inger-Lise Syversen Globalization is conceptually a consolidating phenomenon, but it proves on the contrary to be fragmented and complex and generates the need for a search...

Embodiment and Architectural Form

Victor Buchli

Victor Buchli is Reader in Material Culture at the Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK, and Editor of Home Cultures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Anthropology of Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...1 As Carsten and Hugh-Jones (1995) noted, the relationship between the body and built form is difficult to disentangle; it is impossible to clearly say where the body ends and built form begins. What this observation entails, of course...

Disputing calculations in architecture: notes for a pragmatic reframing of parametricism and architecture

The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The discussion on parametricism in architecture needs to be reframed. The desire for a new technologically driven march of progress has gained an amplified voice that conceals a much richer ecosystem of heterogeneous realities...

Authenticating Dungeons, Whitewashing Castles: The Former Sites of the Slave Trade on the Ghanaian Coast

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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...For centuries, the castles and forts of coastal Ghana have been important sites of African-European contact and centers of cultural exchange. Built between 1482 and 1784 by rival European nations, these rare examples of late medieval...

Egypt (Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom), c. 3100–2150 BCE

Dieter Arnold

Dieter Arnold is an archaeologist and Emeritus Curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...During prehistoric times in Egypt, and certainly from around 5000 BCE onwards, humans entered the Nile valley and began to form settlements there. From this developed one of the greatest ancient cultures of humankind, peaking in what...

From Tripoli to Ghadames: Architecture and the Tourist Experience of Local Culture in Italian Colonial Libya

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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...On 30 May 1925, just one month before he would resign his post as governor of the Tripolitanian region of Libya to join the Ministry of Finance under Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, Giuseppe Volpi returned to Tripoli from an automobile...

Climatic Design of Islamic Bath Buildings

Jean Bouillot

Jean Bouillot worked as an architect in the Middle East and West Africa for over fifteen years before setting up practice in Beaune, France embracing the principles of bioclimatic design and undertaking projects locally as well as around the Mediterranean and in Jordan and China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lessons from Vernacular Architecture

Routledge, 2014

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... CLIMATIC DESIGN OF ISLAMIC BATH BUILDINGS Jean Bouillot Mediterranean Sea Cairo EGYPT Introduction Red Sea The hammām Bab El Bahr, situated close to the north limit of the old city of Cairo, was selected as a case study introducing...