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Constructions: An Experimental Approach to Intensely Local Architectures

ISBN: 978-1-118-70057-0
144 pages
May 2015
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March 16, 2015
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New Spring titles from Architectural Design (AD)series

Constructions: An Experimental Approach to Intensely Local Architectures (AD Series)

Guest Edited by: Michael Hensel and Christian Hermansen Cordua

Published by Wiley, April 2015, £24.99, Paperback and e-book

ISBN: 9781118700570

The current trend for constructing experimental structures is now an international phenomenon. It has been taken up worldwide by design professionals, researchers, educators and students alike.  This issue of AD examines one of the most promising trajectories in this area, the rise of intensely local architectures.

Practical Poetics in Architecture (AD Primer)

By Leon van Schaik

Published by Wiley, May 2015, £27.99, Paperback and e-book

ISBN: 9781118828892

Practical Poetics in Architecture, written by leading thinking and educator Leon van Schaik, takes poetics out of the theory class and into the design studio, showing architects how the atmospheric and experiential qualities of built structures can be intentionally considered and planned.

Context: Architecture and the Genius of Place (AD Primer)

By Eric Parry

Published by Wiley, May 2015, £27.99, Paperback and e-book

ISBN: 9781119952718

Eric Parry, one of the UK's most highly regarded architects — whose work has been widely lauded for its innovative response to its setting — addresses the contemporary definition of context and its importance for sustainable everyday living and urban design.

Pavilions, Pop Ups and Parasols: the impact of real and virtual meeting on physical space (AD Series)

By Leon van Schaik and Fleur Watson

Published by Wiley, May 2015, £24.99, Paperback and e-book

ISBN: 9781118829011

Around the world, a new phenomenon is emerging. In public places, Pavilions, Pop-ups and Parasols are being constructed that encourage interactions between people. The catalyst for this new trend has been the changing social relationships initiated by social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This has enabled innovative architectural practices to effectively reinvent the nexus between real and virtual meeting.

Ground Rules in Humanitarian Design (AD Reader)

By Alice Min Soo Chun and Irene E Brisson

Published by Wiley, May 2015, £29.99, Paperback and e-book

ISBN: 9781118361597

Today, the ambition to provide humanitarian architecture for areas in acute need –whether afflicted by disease, poverty, conflict or ecological disaster – is driving design innovation worldwide. Ground Rules seeks to provide parameters for engagement at a time that these international initiatives remain largely ad hoc. This anthology establishes foundations for thinking about design and its role in the development for global change.