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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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Sally Stone

Sally Stone is an academic, writer and designer. She is the leader of the college of Continuity in Architecture, an Atelier for post-graduate teaching and research based in Manchester School of Architecture, UK, where she also leads the MA Architecture and Heritage course. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

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... B Brutalism 41 Derived from the French phrase béton brut, meaning ‘raw concrete’, brutalism was an architectural style that first appeared in the 1950s. Brutalist architecture uses hard, angular geometric forms and has a raw unfinished...

Housing Acts: Performing Public Housing

Performing Architectures : Projects, Practices, Pedagogies

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...In December 2015, Tower Hamlets Council approved plans to refurbish and privatize Balfron Tower, a twenty-six-storey high-rise of 146 flats and maisonettes built in 1965–1967 by émigré architect Ernö Goldfinger in Poplar, east London (see...

Reading, storing and parading the book

Modern Architecture and the Sacred : Religious Legacies and Spiritual Renewal

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Introduction The church, as a building type, has enjoyed a privileged position among places of worship in architectural histories dominated by Western thinking for so long that ‘spiritual space’ has come to be associated with Christian...

Final discussion

Asterios Agkathidis

Asterios Agkathidis is an architect (ARB) and lecturer in digital architecture at the University of Liverpool, UK, where he is currently leading the MA in Architecture. He studied architecture in Thessaloniki and the RWTH Aachen, and completed his postgraduate studies in Advanced Architectural Design at the Städelschule Architecture Class in Frankfurt. His built work has been published, awarded and exhibited internationally. His seventh book, Biomorphic Structures, was published in 2017. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez

Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez is a Senior Lecturer at the Liverpool School of Architecture, UK, and founding director of the Environmental Ceramics for Architecture Laboratory (ECAlab). She is a registered architect, who studied and worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and the School of Architecture of Madrid. Her research revolves around documenting, analysing and pursuing the invention and implementation of pioneering sustainable materials and technologies for architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sustainable Retrofits : Post-War Residential Towers in Britain

Routledge, 2018

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... Final discussion Conclusions from the tower blocks analysis Change of colour and materiality Change of colour and materiality has been observed in almost all non-listed tower blocks. It is a trend that is evident in the stakeholders...

Japan, 1945–Present Day

Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson is Charles Reilly Professor of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

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

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...The American Occupation after Japan’s defeat in the Second World War led to many reforms but it was the proximity and economic benefit of the Korean War which speeded Japan’s post-war recovery. Anti-American feeling remained into the 1960s...