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Introduction

Graeme Brooker

Graeme Brooker is Professor and Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art, London. He has taught Interior Architecture and Design at the University of Brighton, University of Wales Institute Cardiff and Manchester Metropolitan University. Between 2013 and 2015 He was the Head of the Department of Fashion and Interiors at Middlesex University, London. He has been a visiting professor at institutions across Europe, the Far East and America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lois Weinthal

Lois Weinthal is Chair of the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University, Canada. She is the editor of Toward a New Interior: An Anthology of Interior Design Theory (2011), and co-editor of After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design (2011). Additional publications include ‘Interior-scapes’ in Feminist Practices (2011), ‘Bridging the Threshold of Interior and Exterior: An Interview with Petra Blaisse’ in AD Architectural Design (2008) and ‘House Lab’ in the JAE Journal of Architectural Education (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Entitled “Representation and Fabrication,” Part 3 explores how the interior can be the subject of a variety of mediated formats, each of which can create a particular interior condition. These various forms of representation create...

More for less: Architectural labor and design productivity

The Architect as Worker : Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This chapter will examine the relationship between “fiduciary” professionals and technical analysts in the world of architectural practice defined by transnational building systems, local normative frameworks, and idiosyncratic...

Conclusion: The Necessity of Critique

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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...What is at stake in neoliberalism ‘is nothing more, nor less, than the form of our existence – the way in which we are led to conduct ourselves, to relate to others and to ourselves’, according to Dardot and Laval.Dardot and Laval, The New...

Labor and talent in architecture

The Architect as Worker : Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The architecture and design disciplines represent a talent pool of creative people who the global economy increasingly need as the demand for innovative new environments, products, and services has grown at an ever-increasing rate. In other...

Necessary Ignorance: The Art of Neoliberal Governmentality

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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...David Harvey, in his A Brief History of Neoliberalism, claims that ‘neoliberalization was from the very beginning a project to achieve the restoration of class power’.Harvey, Neoliberalism, p. 16. It is capital, with its logic...

Introduction: Designing with computers

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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...A machine is not a neutral element, it has got its history, logic, an organising view of phenomenaBefore venturing into the more detailed conversations on the role of digital tools in the design of architecture and urban plans, it is worth...

Introduction

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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...Contrasted ‘residences for the poor’ from A. W. N. Pugin’s book Contrasts of 1836. Augustus Welby Pugin, leader of the Gothic Revival in Britain, was a key figure in proposing a link between architecture and society, but he...

Database

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 use of databases is a central, essential element of any digital design. Any CAD package designers routinely use, manage, and deploy data in order to perform operations. This chapter not only deconstructs some...

Place and a Kind of Sentience – These Trees in Particular

The Intelligence of Place : Topographies and Poetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines –How the pines shake! Pines are the hardest sort of tree to live when...

Form and labor: Toward a history of abstraction in architecture

The Architect as Worker : Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Within the history of labor, the category of abstraction has played a fundamental role. Marx noted that the category of labor as such is an abstraction since it stands for the myriad of activities and conditions that define the entire...