My basket contains:

0 items £0.00

View Basket

£27.00

Add to basket
Price in Euros €30.46
Price in USD $33.72
Select your currency
Calculated price

FREE UK Postage for online orders over £60

Terms and conditions apply

Architecture and Action

J. Meejin Yoon

Average Rating: Be the first to rate this product!
Your Rating:
Total rating: 0 out of 5
Total votes: 0

Description

Projects and texts that address architecture's role in taking on complex global challenges including climate change, housing, migration, and social justice. What is the role of architecture and design in addressing complex global challenges? How does one define "action" in terms of architectural scholarship and practice? How is architecture at MIT uniquely positioned to lead? Architecture education at MIT, celebrating its 150th anniversary, today encompasses research and teaching projects that address large-and sometimes highly charged-topics, including urban resilience in the face of climate change, energy use and futures, refugees fleeing conflict or disaster, water management, infrastructure, the teaching of global architectural history, and explorations into the self-assembly of materials. Architecture and Action focuses on the agency of architects and architecture within the overlapping spheres of the institution, the discipline, and the profession.

Through a presentation of projects and texts, the book reveals how students and faculty-whether architects, artists, historians, technologists, or scientists-define action, considering its possible forms, procedures, and scales, as well as its potency and limits. The selected work exemplifies the wide range of approaches and zones of intervention, bringing together projects that find space for action while questioning assumptions about where architectural value is located.

Whether advocating for utopian idealism, systemic overhaul, instrumental tools, or pragmatic arguments, all of the work collected here presents a powerful case for architecture's embrace of agency and action. Contributors Azra Aksamija, Brandon Clifford, Rania Ghosn, Mark Jarzombek, Caroline Jones, Sheila Kennedy, Miho Mazereeuw, Ana Miljacki, Nasser Rabbat, Christoph Reinhart, Rafi Segal, Skylar Tibbits The Agendas in Architecture series features student and faculty design, research, and scholarship from the MIT Department of Architecture.

Post a Review

You need to be logged in to post a review

Customers Who Bought This Also Bought



An Introduction to Architectural Theory: 1968 To The Present

An Introduction to Architectural Theory: 1968 To The Present

An Introduction to Architectural Theory is the first comprehensive and critical history of architectural theory over the last forty years... (more)

£22.99

Add to basket
Architecture and Action An Introduction to Architectural Theory: 1968 To The Present

An Introduction to Architectural Theory: 1968 To The Present

An Introduction to Architectural Theory: 1968 To The Present

An Introduction to Architectural Theory is the first comprehensive and critical history of architectural theory over the last forty years... (more)

£22.99

Add to basket
Architecture and Action An Introduction to Architectural Theory: 1968 To The Present

AV Projects 32: Pavilions

AV Projects 32: Pavilions

The upcoming Expo 2010 in Shanghai will gather together almost 40 projects, designed in just as many different architectural styles, and... (more)

£11.95

Add to basket
Architecture and Action AV Projects 32: Pavilions

Frank Lloyd Wright's Sacred Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright's Sacred Architecture

A comprehensive study of the sacred buildings built and designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this book offers scholarly discussion with analytical... (more)

£45.00

Add to basket
Architecture and Action Frank Lloyd Wright's Sacred Architecture

Maximalism and the Postmodern Legacy : Terry Farrell Interiors

Maximalism and the Postmodern Legacy : Terry Farrell Interiors

Sir Terry Farrell was one of the pioneers of the Postmodern style, as seen in his early TV-am building. This is the first book to focus on his... (more)

£30.00

Add to basket
Architecture and Action Maximalism and the Postmodern Legacy : Terry Farrell Interiors

Architecture in the Space of Flows

Architecture in the Space of Flows

Traditionally, architecture has been preoccupied with the resolution of form. That concern helps to make photogenic buildings, which have received... (more)

£34.99

Add to basket
Architecture and Action Architecture in the Space of Flows

Recently Viewed