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Building Theories : Integrating Matter, Energy, Data, and Labor for a New Ethics of Architecture

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This book explores significant and timely topics for both the design and construction of contemporary architecture by challenging its very practice of theory. It proposes an alternative definition of architectural theory; one that is able and willing to confront the many contradictions now faced by designers, architects, engineers, and builders who negotiate often overwhelming technological imperatives. It valorises the, as yet, untapped potential of thinking through building, preparing the foundations for a critical return to the art of making that is architecture.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40 black & white illustrations
  • 1138859036
  • 9781138859036

About Franca Trubiano

Franca Trubiano is a Registered Architect (O.A.Q., Int. Assoc. AIA) and Assistant Professor and Associate Chair at Penn Design, University of Pennsylvania where she received her doctoral degree and conducts research in construction technology, emerging materials, tectonic theory, integrated design and architectural ecologies.show more

Table of contents

Introduction. 1. Building Theories 2. Building Matter 3. Building Energy 4. Building Data 5. Building Labor 6. Building Ethics Bibliography. Indexshow more