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Space: Notes On The Thought Of Luce Irigaray, Andrea Wheeler Nov 2015

Space: Notes On The Thought Of Luce Irigaray, Andrea Wheeler

Architecture Publications

In March 2015, a conference was held in New York entitled Feminism in Architecture 2015, and subtitled, ‘We need to change our expectations. We need new models of success. We need to change what and how we teach’. I made an application, and I suggested adding to the subtitle ‘And we need an evolution in love’ (it was not accepted). And yet, the concept of affect, but not apparently affection, is a current conversation in architecture. The question of atmosphere and affect, of space and mood, has been pondered in a number of conferences recently including: Atmospheres (University of Manchester ...


Delta Dental Opens Up, Daniel J. Naegele, Main Street Photography, Opn Architects Oct 2015

Delta Dental Opens Up, Daniel J. Naegele, Main Street Photography, Opn Architects

Architecture Publications

When Delta Dental of Iowa decided to enlarge its corporate offices in Johnston, Iowa, there was little need to repeat the exhaustive search that had gone into finding an architect five years earlier. At that time, a competitive selection process and a great deal of research resulted in OPN Architects being commissioned. Delta Dental, a national insurance company, was delighted with the building OPN designed and thoroughly enjoyed working with the regional architecture firm. This made obvious the selection of an architect for the addition: No one knew the clients, the situation, or the existing building better than OPN.


Architectural Creativity & Employee Creativity, James M. Spiller, Paul Crosby, Substance Architecture Oct 2015

Architectural Creativity & Employee Creativity, James M. Spiller, Paul Crosby, Substance Architecture

Architecture Publications

For the countless travelers who hum along Interstate 80 through Iowa each day, the newly constructed Brownells Inc. building, designed by Substance Architecture, marks a distinct glimmer in the expanse at the southern edge of Grinnell. The prominent building at mile marker 182 is easily seen from both directions along I-80 due to its generous size as the company’s primary distribution center, headquarters, and new retail shop along one of the busiest national commercial corridors. The building rests on low-lying fields of prairie, extending along the interstate and anchored by a striking dark façade. At high speeds, the spacious ...


Book Review: Hendrik W. Dey, The Afterlife Of The Roman City: Architecture And Ceremony In Late Antiquity And The Early Middle Ages, Jelena Bogdanović Aug 2015

Book Review: Hendrik W. Dey, The Afterlife Of The Roman City: Architecture And Ceremony In Late Antiquity And The Early Middle Ages, Jelena Bogdanović

Architecture Publications

The latest book by Hendrik W. Dey examines the afterlife of the Roman city in the territories of the erstwhile Roman Empire until roughly the ninth century. As a scholar with multiple threads of training in classics, Dey writes his book with a strong archaeological research method that emphasizes the perseverance of urban paradigms of the Greco-Roman world beyond literary tropes or oversimplified economical and demographical analyses. The Afterlife of the Roman City looks in particular at monumental architecture and urban topography by highlighting their importance in the definition of the urban space as a place of ceremonial manifestations of ...


V. Molnár Building The State: Architecture, Politics, And State Formation In Post-War Central Europe. 2013 Routledge 210 Pp. £70.00 (Hardback), Kimberly Elman Zarecor Jun 2015

V. Molnár Building The State: Architecture, Politics, And State Formation In Post-War Central Europe. 2013 Routledge 210 Pp. £70.00 (Hardback), Kimberly Elman Zarecor

Architecture Publications

Postwar architecture in Communist Europe has a reputation for ugliness, shoddy construction, and, through its very existence, complicity with the regimes. Scholars of the built environment have been slow to initiate research on the topic because of judgments about the quality of the architecture itself, as well as an aversion to the politically charged discourse around it. In this ambitious and multidisciplinary book, sociologist Virág Molnár works against these perceptions and decisively argues that our understanding of Communism in Europe must include an analysis of the ‘transformation of the built environment,’ since this transformation ‘was politically mobilized in the service ...


Green School, Healthy School? The Role Of Children In Post-Occupancy Evaluation To Determine Indoor Air Quality In Classrooms, Andrea Wheeler, Ulrike Passe Jan 2015

Green School, Healthy School? The Role Of Children In Post-Occupancy Evaluation To Determine Indoor Air Quality In Classrooms, Andrea Wheeler, Ulrike Passe

Architecture Publications

Issues of internal and external air pollution, common diseases afflicting children, and concerns for optimizing learning potential are all important factors to consider in post-occupancy evaluations of air quality in schools. However, children’s perspectives on air quality are largely overlooked. Developing an appropriate methodology to include children is both important and institutionally difficult. This paper examines child-friendly methods of conducting post-occupancy examination of indoor air quality in school settings. It proposes interdisciplinary work on post-occupancy methodologies, engaging with social-science literature on research with children. The paper identifies barriers to the development of an inclusive post-occupancy methodology that can collect ...


The Grand Bazaar In Istanbul: The Emergent Unfolding Of A Complex Adaptive System, Sharon Wohl Jan 2015

The Grand Bazaar In Istanbul: The Emergent Unfolding Of A Complex Adaptive System, Sharon Wohl

Architecture Publications

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul offers an example of a physical environment containing specific districts that have emerged over time. This paper theorizes that the Grand Bazaar exhibits the characteristics of a Complex Adaptive System. Then, it considers specific urban elements found in the Bazaar, in light of complexity theory, to see how these facilitate processes that lead to the emergence of contiguous districts. This study repurposes Kevin Lynch’s categorization of urban elements to provide a useful framework for discussing complexity theory. This research is further informed by economic analysis derived from Evolutionary Economic Geography, which examines the emergence ...


Madness And Method In The Junkerhaus: The Creation And Reception Of A Singular Residence In Modern Germany, Mikesch W. Muecke, Nathaniel R. Walker Jan 2015

Madness And Method In The Junkerhaus: The Creation And Reception Of A Singular Residence In Modern Germany, Mikesch W. Muecke, Nathaniel R. Walker

Architecture Publications

The Junkerhaus in Lemgo, Germany, is very eccentric, even rather eerie. Slowly built by the reclusive architect Karl Junker over the late 1800s and early 1900s, it was whittled and carved into existence, its textures knobby and web-like, its walls andfurnishings coated in uncanny forms and dreamy images. Fordecades after the death of Junker, rumors of his insanity werecited to explain the form of his home. These rumors were notmerely local legend, but rather were bound up in a strain of early Modernist discourse that sought to theorize and celebrate the art of the mentally ill. In recent years, a ...


Book Reviews: Designing Tito's Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism, And Socialism In Belgrade, Kimberly E. Zarecor Jan 2015

Book Reviews: Designing Tito's Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism, And Socialism In Belgrade, Kimberly E. Zarecor

Architecture Publications

In this history of New Belgrade, historian Brigitte Le Normand writes one of the first comprehensive municipal-level case studies of a postwar socialist urban planning project. The book chronicles the development of a new urban district within the capital city of Belgrade from the first modernist plans for the area just after World War II through several stages of stop-and-go development that finally accelerated in the late 1960s with the construction of both official housing blocks and informal settlements. The text highlights the difficulties encountered by urban planners, residents, and the local government to agree on the project's goals ...


Exploring The Use Of New School Buildings Through Post-Occupancy Evaluation And Participatory Action Research, Andrea Wheeler, Masoud Malekzadeh Jan 2015

Exploring The Use Of New School Buildings Through Post-Occupancy Evaluation And Participatory Action Research, Andrea Wheeler, Masoud Malekzadeh

Architecture Publications

This paper presents the results of the development and testing of an integrated post-occupancy evaluation (POE) approach for teachers, staff, pupils and community members using newly constructed school buildings. It focusses on three cases of UK secondary schools, demonstrating how users can be inspired to engage with the problems of school design and energy use awareness. The cases provided new insights into the engagement of school teachers, staff and young people regarding issues of sustainability, management, functional performance and comfort. The integrative approach adopted in these cases provided a more holistic understanding of these buildings’ performance than could have been ...


Une Entrevista Con Lucien Hervé, Daniel J. Naegele Jan 2015

Une Entrevista Con Lucien Hervé, Daniel J. Naegele

Architecture Publications

Figura fundamental de la arquitectura del siglo xx, Le Corbusier construyó menos de sesenta edificios y publicó más de cincuenta libros. Estos libros son tanto verbales como visuales y se apoyan fundamentalmente en textos ilustrativos compuestos en gran medida de fotografías. En el pasquín publicitario que anunciaba en 1922 la inminente publicación de Hacia una arquitectura, Le Corbusier se jactaba: “Este libro debe su elocuencia a los nuevos medios; sus magníficas ilustraciones presentan enfrentado un discurso paralelo de gran fuerza”. El libro se convirtió en el manifiesto arquitectónico más influyente de este siglo y el uso específico de la imagen ...


Touch My Axis - Vers Une Architecture Before, L'Espace Indicible After, Daniel J. Naegele Jan 2015

Touch My Axis - Vers Une Architecture Before, L'Espace Indicible After, Daniel J. Naegele

Architecture Publications

In 1946, shortly after the end of the Second World War and as the rebuilding of Europe began, in a special issue of a professional architectural journal dedicated to the synthesis of the arts, Le Corbusier, perhaps the world's most influential architect at the time, published a short, seemingly innocuous treatise titled "L'espace indicible." It opens with the author recognizing nature's "harmonious orchestration of space" as entirely phenomenal, as "the reflection of light." Ineffable space is, Le Corbusier writes, a "vibration" between the "action of the work (architecture, statue, or painting)" and the "reaction of the setting ...