Thinking Practice: Reflections on Architectural Research and Building Work
This book brings together a unique and diverse collection of writings by leading academics and theorists who are also practicing architects. By exploring the interface between architectural practice, academic research and design teaching, the book provides a fascinating insight into a wide range of theoretical and philosophical ideas about the meaning of building in the twenty-first century. Each contributor takes one of their own projects as a starting point, examining it in the context of their specialised field of research and approach to studio teaching. These case studies serve as critical frameworks in which issues of continuity between design thinking, teaching pedagogy and theoretical ideas are examined. The projects presented vary significantly in scale and complexity and are in such diverse locations as Prague, Ghana, Portland USA, Wales, Bradford, London, Muscat and Quito.