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Labour Theory: Architecture, Work and Neoliberalism

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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...Zaha Hadid has found herself at the centre of recent controversies concerning the conditions of labour under which her projects are constructed.See, for example, James Riach, ‘Zaha Hadid defends Qatar World Cup role following migrant worker...

The Lijnbaan in Rotterdam: A sound urban form against city disruption

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...On 14 May 1940, in the early days of the Second World War, the city centre of Rotterdam was annihilated by German airstrikes to break the Dutch resistance to the Nazi invasion. The following day, after threats of bombing other cities...

Dutch Reconstructed Monuments in Review

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Built heritage has had a peculiar position in the Netherlands in comparison to other European countries. Until 1961 a legal framework for statutory protection was lacking but, from 1918, a State Committee and a State Office has been...

Spinoza’s geometric and ecological ratios

The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This chapter questions the relationship between the latest evolution of digital architecture, parametricism, and the claim that these computationally driven design methods also establish new environmental conceptualizations...

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Kim Dovey

Kim Dovey is an architectural critic and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he has served as Associate Dean, Head of Urban Design and Head of Architecture. He has worked with government, industry and community groups and has written and broadcast widely in the mass media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Urban Design Thinking : A Conceptual Toolkit

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Typology is the classification of any field into typical subsets; in the case of urban design it is generally a quest to understand the basic building blocks of the city and the language of urban morphology. I want to begin with two...

The creation of civic identity in post-war corporate architecture: Marcel Breuer’s Bijenkorf in Rotterdam, 1953–1957

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...When the ‘Magazijn De Bijenkorf’ in Rotterdam The Bijenkorf in Rotterdam was the third branch of the Dutch department store to open after the company’s flagship store in Amsterdam in 1909 and a store in The Hague, which opened...

Urban Publics: The Fifth Way of Becoming Political

Albena Yaneva

Albena Yaneva is Professor in Architectural Theory at the University of Manchester, UK, Director of the Manchester Architecture Research Centre, UK and Visiting Professor at the Princeton School of Architecture, USA. She is the author of Mapping Controversies in Architecture (2012), The Making of a Building: A Pragmatist Approach to Architecture (2009), and Made by the Office for Metropolitan Design: An Ethnography of Design (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Five Ways to Make Architecture Political : An Introduction to the Politics of Design Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...After we followed how images and models are produced in the architectural office (Chapter 4) and how they travel outside the architectural practice and get modified, juggled, revised, retouched and negotiated on construction sites...

‘Here we are now’: Amsterdam’s North–South metro line and the emergence of a networked public

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In the past ten years large parts of Amsterdam have been under reconstruction due to the building of a new underground metro line connecting the northern parts of the city to the southern parts. These ongoing urban interruptions...