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Prefabricated housing in architectural culture

Mathew Aitchison

Mathew Aitchison, PhD, is Associate Professor in Architecture at the University of Sydney, Australia, where he directs the Innovation in Applied Design Lab. He is currently performing funded research on prefabrication and advanced manufacturing. His book publications include Visual Planning and the Picturesque (Getty, 2010), the first publication of Nikolaus Pevsner’s treatise on urban design and architecture, and, more recently, The Architecture of Industry: Changing Paradigms in Industrial Building and Planning (Ashgate, 2014), of which he is editor and contributing author. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Macarthur

John Macarthur is Director of the Research Centre for Architecture, Theory, Criticism and History (ATCH) at the University of Queensland, Australia, where he also teaches architectural design. His research focuses on the intellectual history of architecture. He has edited four books and published over 120 papers including contributions to the journals Assemblage, Transition, Architecture Research Quarterly, OASE, and the Journal of Architecture. His major work, The Picturesque: Architecture, Disgust and Other Irregularities, was published by Routledge in 2007. Two books edited with colleagues were published in 2015: The Baroque in Architectural Culture, 1880–1980 (Ashgate) and Hot Modernism: Queensland Architecture 1945–1975 (Artifice). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Offsite Architecture : Constructing the future

Routledge, 2017

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... Prefabricated housing in architectural culture Mathew Aitchison and John Macarthur Introduction Architects have long been fascinated by the promise of prefabricated and modular building, in particular housing, and even more so...