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Occupying Architecture : Between the Architect and the User - Professor Jonathan Hill

Occupying Architecture

Between the Architect and the User

Paperback Published: 30th April 1998
ISBN: 9780415168168
Number Of Pages: 268

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Occupying Architecture focuses on the importance of the user of architecture. It emphasises the cross-currents between design, theory and use, and the need for a wider cross-cultural approach to architecture. Beginning with the architect, the book proceeds to explore models for architectural practice that actively engage the issue of use, and concludes with examination of the user. The authors draw on illustrations and examples from London, Las Vegas, Barcelona and Bruges to discuss how and why architecture ignores the user. The apparant contradictions between the 'producer' and the 'product' of architecture are highlighted before the activities of the architect and the actions of the user are explored.
This book illustrates that architecture is not just a building: it is the relation between an object and its occupant.

"To a practising architect in the field of socialhousing and tenant consultation, editor Jonathan Hill's stated aim, to undertake "an investigation of the relationship between the architect and the user," was bound to be intriguing.." -Dominic May "It is a good idea and a worthy aim...." -"Collin Davies The Architects' Journal, Oct 8 1998

Introduction
Building an Architect
Curriculum Vitae The Architect's Cultural Capital: Educational Practices and Financial Investments
Response Ability
Architecture of the Impure Community Fat , Contaminating Contemplation
Space Within Muf , Art and Architecture, Shared Ground
The Illegal Architect
The Landscape of Luxury
The Knowing and Subverting Reader
Body Architecture: Skateboarding and the Creation of Super-Architectural Space
Striking Home: The Telematic Assault on Identity
Doing it, (Un)Doing it, (Over)Doing it Yourself: Rhetorics of Architectural Abuse
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ISBN: 9780415168168
ISBN-10: 0415168163
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 30th April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.36 x 18.77  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 1