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Non-Standard Architectural Productions: Between Aesthetic Experience and Social Action

Sandra Karina Loschke (University of Sydney, Australia)

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CRC Press Inc
13 August 2019
Theory of architecture; Architectural structure & design; Architecture: professional practice
This book captures concepts and projects that reshape the discipline of architecture by prioritizing people over buildings. In doing so, it uncovers sophisticated approaches that go beyond standard architectural protocols to explore experience-based aesthetics, encounters, action-based research, critical practices, and social engagement.

If these are widely understood as singular or incompatible approaches, the book reveals that they form a growing network of interrelations and generate levels of flexibility and dynamism that are reshaping the discipline.

The thirteen chapters analyze thought-provoking projects - branded museums, restaged exhibitions, home/work spaces, multi-cultural spaces, ageing apartment blocks, abandoned homes, and urban slums amongst them. Together, they enliven the stalled debate about a single architectural response to the complex challenges of the contemporary world by highlighting pluralistic perspectives on architecture that offer fresh solutions on how architecture can improve people's lives.

Featuring essays from an international range of authors, this book makes a vital contribution to our understanding of the wider conditions under which, and in relation to which, contemporary architecture is produced.
Edited by:   Sandra Karina Loschke (University of Sydney Australia)
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780815382607
ISBN 10:   081538260X
Pages:   262
Publication Date:   13 August 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sandra Karina Loeschke is Associate Professor and Director of the Architecture Design Research Group at the University of Sydney. She conducts research on architectural design and its relationship to technological, social, and cultural developments. This includes research on the links between architectural design and technologies, reuse, aesthetics, and participatory design. Her work as an architect has been exhibited at Venice Biennale and at exhibitions in Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Sydney. She is the editor of Materiality and Architecture (Routledge, 2016).

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