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Los Angeles, Flat Enough

Christian Parreno

Christian Parreno is Assistant Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. He holds a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Boredom, Architecture, and Spatial Experience

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...Boredom is particularly evident in the vastness of Los Angeles. Aldous Huxley dubs it the “City of Dreadful Joy,” where Pantagruel, the scholarly and adventurous giant of François Rabelais, would have died of “fatigue and boredom.”Aldous...

Gehry’s Lou Ruvo Center in Las Vegas as a Housing Critique

Yael Allweil

Yael Allweil BArch PhD is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Architecture at Technion, Israel, where she heads HousingLab: History and Future of Living. She completed her PhD in architecture history at UC Berkeley exploring the history of Israel-Palestine as a history of the gain and loss of citizen housing. Her research was published in the monograph Homeland: Zionism as Housing Regime 1860-2011 (Routledge 2017) and several journal articles in Urban Studies, Footprint, Architecture Beyond Europe, City, TDSR and IJIA. Yael is co-chair of the research group ‘Re-Theorizing Housing as Architecture’ at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) in Jerusalem 2019-2020. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture Thinking across Boundaries : Knowledge Transfers since the 1960s

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...Focusing on contemporary built starchitecture as a neglected vehicle of architectural theory, this chapter looks into the “routes of knowledge” expressed by built form in conversation with the textual search of disciplinary autonomy...