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Semi-Detached: Writing, Representation and Criticism in Architecture

Semi-Detached: Writing, Representation and Criticism in Architecture

DKK 249.00

Naomi Stead
ORO Editions
9780987228130
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This book is about the role of words and images in architecture. A documentation of the conventions of architectural representation, it is also an exploration of the many ways in which those conventions can be productively challenged, subverted, or ignored to broaden the conversation about architecture and what it means. The book assembles a series of essays and interviews from practicing architects on the role of representation in their work, alongside contributions from some of AustraliaÆs most highly regarded contemporary architectural photographers. Contributors include John Macarthur, Naomi Stead, Marcus Trimble, Justine Clark, Gavin Hipkins, Katja Grillner, Philip Goad, Brett Boardman, Peter Bennetts, Jan van Schaik and Elizabeth Watson-Brown, amongst many others.

Simplicity: A Matter of Design

Simplicity: A Matter of Design

DKK 349.00

Per Mollerup
BIS
9789063694029
Out of stock: Out of stock

As the world becomes increasingly complex and complicated, simplicity is increasingly in demand. We all seek simplicity in small or large measure. We strive to create simplicity at work and at home. Simplicity: A Matter of Design offers a set of terms that allows us to discuss simplicity in design with precision. It looks into the basics of simplicity and researches more in depth three aspects of design: functionality (simplicity for comfort), aesthetics (simplicity for pleasure), and ethics (simplicity for conscience). There is an extra chapter on simplicity in communication.

Global Activism: Art and Conflict in the 21st Century

Global Activism: Art and Conflict in the 21st Century

DKK 550.00

Peter Weibel
The MIT Press
9780262526890
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Today political protest often takes the form of spontaneous, noninstitutional, mass action. Mass protests during the Arab Spring showed that established systems of power -- in that case, the reciprocal support among Arab dictators and Western democracies -- can be interrupted, at least for a short moment in history. These new activist movements often use online media to spread their message. Mass demonstrations from Tahrir Square in Cairo to Taksim Square in Istanbul show the power of networked communication to fuel ''performative democracy'' - at the center of which stands the global citizen. Art is emerging as a public space in which the individual can claim the promises of constitutional and state democracy. Activism may be the first new art form of the twenty-first century. global aCtIVISm (the capitalized letters form the Latin word civis, emphasizing the power of citizens) describes and documents politically inspired art -- global art practices that draw attention to grievances and demand the activists.

Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

DKK 355.00

Annabel Jane Wharton
Univ Of Minnesota Press
9780816693399
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Buildings are not benign; rather, they commonly manipulate and abuse their human users. Architectural Agents makes the case that buildings act in the world independently of their makers, patrons, owners, or occupants. And often they act badly. Treating buildings as bodies, Annabel Jane Wharton writes biographies of symptomatic structures in order to diagnose their pathologies. The violence of some sites is rooted in historical trauma; the unhealthy spatial behaviors of other spaces stem from political and economic ruthlessness. The places examined range from the Cloisters Museum in New York City and the Palestine Archaeological Museum (renamed the Rockefeller Museum) in Jerusalem to the grand Hostal de los Reyes Católicos in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and Las Vegas casino resorts. Recognizing that a study of pathological spaces would not be complete without an investigation of digital structures, Wharton integrates into her argument an original consideration of the of architecture. machines.

Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy

Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy

DKK 215.00

Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Fritz Umbach
Cornell University Press
9780801478741
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Popular opinion holds that public housing is a failure; so what more needs to be said about seventy-five years of dashed hopes and destructive policies? Over the past decade, however, historians and social scientists have quietly exploded the common wisdom about public housing. Public Housing Myths pulls together these fresh perspectives and unexpected findings into a single volume to provide an updated, panoramic view of public housing. With eleven chapters by prominent scholars, the collection not only covers a groundbreaking range of public housing issues transnationally but also does so in a revisionist and provocative manner. With students in mind, Public Housing Myths is organized thematically around popular preconceptions and myths about the policies surrounding big city public housing, the places themselves, and the people who call them home.

Ex-formation

Ex-formation

DKK 265.00

Kenya Hara
Lars Muller
9783037784662
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For Kenya Hara, design begins with comprehension of the unknown. In contrast to "information," "exformation" describes how little we really know and thus becomes the starting point for any type of design. Based on a range of projects the book describes what "exformation" can look like in design practice and how this concept alters our classic understanding of information design. Following the path embarked on in Designing Design (2007) and its successor, White (2010), Ex-formation continues to explore the void, absence, and indeterminacy in contemporary design.

Research Methods for Architecture

Research Methods for Architecture

DKK 285.00

Ray Lucas
Laurence King
9781780677538
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While fundamentally a design discipline, architectural education requires an element of history and theory, grouped under the term ''research''. However, many students struggle with this part of their course. This practical handbook provides the necessary grounding in this subject, addressing essential questions about what research in architecture can be. The first part of the book is a general guide to the fundamentals of how to do research, from assembling a literature review to conducting an interview. The second section presents a selection of case studies dealing with such topics as environmental psychology, the politics of space, ethnographic research and mapping.

Bleak Houses: Disappointment and Failure in Architecture

Bleak Houses: Disappointment and Failure in Architecture

DKK 259.00

Timothy J. Brittain-Catlin
MIT Press
9780262528856
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The usual history of architecture is a grand narrative of soaring monuments and heroic makers. But it is also a false narrative in many ways, rarely acknowledging the personal failures and disappointments of architects. In Bleak Houses, Timothy Brittain-Catlin investigates the underside of architecture, the stories of losers and unfulfillment often ignored by an architectural criticism that values novelty, fame, and virility over fallibility and rejection. As architectural criticism promotes increasingly narrow values, dismissing certain styles wholesale and subjecting buildings to a Victorian litmus test of "real" versus "fake," Brittain-Catlin explains the effect this superficial criticality has had not only on architectural discourse but on the quality of buildings. The fact that most buildings receive no critical scrutiny at all has resulted in vast stretches of ugly modern housing and a pervasive public illiteracy about architecture.

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things

DKK 179.00

Samuel Greengard
The MIT Press
9780262527736
In stock: In stock

We turn on the lights in our house from a desk in an office miles away. Our refrigerator alerts us to buy milk on the way home. A package of cookies on the supermarket shelf suggests that we buy it, based on past purchases. The cookies themselves are on the shelf because of a "smart" supply chain. When we get home, the thermostat has already adjusted the temperature so that it''s toasty or bracing, whichever we prefer. This is the Internet of Things -- a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people. In this book, Samuel Greengard offers a guided tour through this emerging world and how it will change the way we live and work.

Demo:Polis: The Right to Public Space

Demo:Polis: The Right to Public Space

DKK 449.00

Barbara Hoidn
Park Books
9783038600053
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After nearly two decades of appropriating the Internet''s virtual public space, people are once again taking to the real public space of streets and squares to voice their opinions. Recent political movements like the Arab Spring and Occupy have led to a revaluation of public space by citizens and institutions alike. It has become a contested commodity for different interest groups, from protesters fighting for equality to sports and music events, art shows, and commercial advertising. The questions of who owns public space and how we negotiate its use are therefore at the heart of great political and public interest and debate. DEMO:POLIS draws on architecture, sociology, and urban studies to offer a dynamic interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary meaning of public space.

The Technological Singularity

The Technological Singularity

DKK 169.00

Murray Shanahan
The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series
9780262527804
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The idea that human history is approaching a "singularity" -- that ordinary humans will someday be overtaken by artificially intelligent machines or cognitively enhanced biological intelligence, or both -- has moved from the realm of science fiction to serious debate. Some singularity theorists predict that if the field of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to develop at its current dizzying rate, the singularity could come about in the middle of the present century. Murray Shanahan offers an introduction to the idea of the singularity and considers the ramifications of such a potentially seismic event. Shanahan''s aim is not to make predictions but rather to investigate a range of scenarios. Whether we believe that singularity is near or far, likely or impossible, apocalypse or utopia, the very idea raises crucial philosophical and pragmatic questions, forcing us to think seriously about what we want as a species.

Rum i arbejde

Rum i arbejde

DKK 299.00

Gitte Andersen, Peter Holdt Christensen
Akademisk Forlag
9788750045267
In stock: In stock

Rum betyder meget mere, end vi forestiller os. Med denne bog vil forfatterne derfor sætte rum på organisationernes dagsorden. Bogen handler om arbejdspladsens rum og om, hvordan vi på de bedst mulige måder sætter rum i arbejde, så de både understøtter de mennesker, der arbejder i rummene, og det arbejde, disse mennesker udfører i rummene.

Noah''s Ark: Essays on Architecture

Noah''s Ark: Essays on Architecture

DKK 345.00

Hubert Damisch
The MIT Press
9780262528580
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Trained as an art historian but viewing architecture from the perspective of a "displaced philosopher," Hubert Damisch in these essays offers a meticulous parsing of language and structure to "think architecture in a different key," as Anthony Vidler puts it in his introduction. Drawn to architecture because it provides "an open series of structural models," Damisch examines the origin of architecture and then its structural development from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries. He leads the reader from Jean-François Blondel to Eugène Viollet-le-Duc to Mies van der Rohe to Diller + Scofidio, with stops along the way at the Temple of Jerusalem, Vitruvius''s De Architectura, and the Louvre. In these thirteen essays, written over a span of forty years, Damisch takes on other histories and theories of architecture to trace a unique trajectory of architectural structure and thought. The essays are, as Vidler says, "a set of exercises" in thinking about architecture.

Outlaw Territories - 
Environments of Insecurity/Architectures of Counterinsurgency

Outlaw Territories - Environments of Insecurity/Architectures of Counterinsurgency

DKK 449.00

Felicity D. Scott
MIT Press
9781935408734
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In Outlaw Territories, Felicity Scott traces the relation of architecture and urbanism to human unsettlement and territorial insecurity during the 1960s and 1970s. Investigating a set of responses to the growing urban unrest in the developed and developing worlds, Scott revisits an era when the discipline of architecture staked out a role in global environmental governance and the biopolitical management of populations. She describes architecture''s response to the displacement of persons brought on by migration, urbanization, environmental catastrophe, and warfare, and she traces architecture''s relationship to the material, environmental, psychological, and geopolitical transformations brought on by postindustrial technologies and neoliberal capitalism after World War II. Scott investigates and questions how and to what ends architecture and the environment came to be intimately connected to the expanded exercise of power within the shifting geopolitical frameworks at this time.

Sensing the City - 
A Companion to Urban Anthropology

Sensing the City - A Companion to Urban Anthropology

DKK 299.00

Anja Schwanhäußer
Birkhauser
9783035608489
In stock: In stock

The city is more than demography and architecture, it is a state of mind. Various groups, scenes and subcultures, widely known as "man in the street", shape and are shaped by urban space and its history according to imaginations, nightmares and dreams. Urban anthropologists get immersed in this closely knit fabric of urban culture and conduct field research with all their senses. The reader provides a compact introduction into urban anthropology, which has become the key discipline in exploring cities and city live as sites of encounter, conflict and sensation. It introduces the most influential writers in the field as well as young and upcoming field researchers.With essays by PeterJackson, LesBack, RuthBehar, MoritzEge, RolfLindner, Mirko Zardini, Margarethe Kusenbach, Loic Wacquant.

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