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Materiality in Architecture

Materiality in Architecture

by Sandra Karina Loschke

Editorial: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781138840645
Número de páginas: 288
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 8 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2021-06-09


Once regarded a secondary consideration, in recent years, materiality has claimed center stage in architectural discourse and practice. Prompted in part by developments in digital fabrication and digital science, the impact of materiality on design and practice is being widely re-assessed and reimagined. Materiality in Architecture extends architectural thinking beyond the confines of current design literatures to explore conceptions of materiality across the field of architecture. Fourteen international contributors use interdisciplinary methods to elucidate the problems and possibilities of materiality-based approaches. The book includes contributions from the professions of architecture, art, architectural history, theory and philosophy, including essays from Gernot Böhme, Jonathan Hill and Philip Ursprung. Important ‘immaterial’ aspects such as presentation, image and experience are examined, deepening our understanding of materiality’s role in architectural and artistic processes, the production of cultural identities, the pursuit of political agendas, and the staging of urban environments. In-depth illustrated case studies examine works by Kurt Schwitters, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and Herzog & de Meuron, interspersed with visual essays and interviews with architects and artists providing a direct connection to practice. This book is an important read for researchers and students with an interest in architectural theory and related fields such as art, art history, or visual and cultural studies.