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Unified Design

ISBN: 978-0-470-72331-9
208 pages
May 2008
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Is the present obsession with the icon and the promotion of image over substance symptomatic of a general trend in contemporary architecture? Arup Associates provides the alternative: unified design. This straightforward, critical reflection on contemporary architecture -- a manifesto of sorts, polemical in parts, philosophical; and determined to set an honest agenda -- is divided into three sections. First, an explanation of unified design. Next, a demonstration of the sustainable agenda that is a the heart of this practice. Finally, a complementary series of essays by respected commentators outside of the practice place the vision of people-focused design in the context of other critical social thought.
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Table of Contents

Foreword (Gary Lawrence).

Introduction (Jonathan Glancey).

ONE: UNIFIED THINKING.

Unified Design: A Radical Wholeness (Jay Merrick in conversation with Declan O'Carroll)

Plantation Lane: Time and Tide (Arup Associates: Dialogue with Memory)

Sustaining Design (Herbert Girardet n conversation with Michael Beaven)

Vauxhall Cross Transport Interchange, London (Arup Associates: Sustainable Regeneration.

TWO: THE WORLD OF THE SENSES.

Unifying the Senses: Architecture as Lived Experience (Juhani Pallasmaa)

Druk White Lotus School, Ladakh, Northern Himalayas (Arup Associates: Holistic Design in a Climate Extremes).

Spatial Intelligence and Place-Making (Leon van Schaik).

THREE: DESIGNING THE WHOLE.

Collaborative Engineering (Arup Associates).

Arup Associates: Themes and Ideas.

Picture Credits and Acknowledgements.

Arup Associates 2000-08.

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