Experiencing Architecture

Wecannot, however, go back to the old method of personally supervised handicrafts. We must strive toadvance by arousing interest in and understanding of the work the architect does.

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Author: Steen Eiler Rasmussen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262680028

Category: Architecture

Page: 245

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Profusely illustrated with fine instances of architectural experimentation throughthe centuries, Experiencing Architecture manages to convey the intellectual excitement of superbdesign. From teacups, riding boots, golf balls, and underwater sculpture to the villas of Palladioand the fish-feeding pavilion of the Peking Winter Palace, the author ranges over the less-familiarbyways of designing excellence.At one time, writes Rasmussen, "the entire community tool part informing the dwellings and implements they used. The individual was in fruitful contact with thesethings; the anonymous houses were built with a natural feeling for place, materials and use and theresult was a remarkably suitable comeliness. Today, in our highly civilized society, the houseswhich ordinary people are doomed to live in and gaze upon are on the whole without quality. Wecannot, however, go back to the old method of personally supervised handicrafts. We must strive toadvance by arousing interest in and understanding of the work the architect does. The basis ofcompetent professionalism is a sympathetic and knowledgeable group of amateurs, of non-professionalart lovers."

Experiencing Architecture

Architectural Forum "The language of . . . experiencing architecture is so lucid and clear that every layman and beginner will be able to understand and to ...

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Author: Steen Eiler Rasmussen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262680025

Category: Architecture

Page: 245

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Profusely illustrated with fine instances of architectural experimentation throughthe centuries, Experiencing Architecture manages to convey the intellectual excitement of superbdesign. From teacups, riding boots, golf balls, and underwater sculpture to the villas of Palladioand the fish-feeding pavilion of the Peking Winter Palace, the author ranges over the less-familiarbyways of designing excellence.At one time, writes Rasmussen, "the entire community tool part informing the dwellings and implements they used. The individual was in fruitful contact with thesethings; the anonymous houses were built with a natural feeling for place, materials and use and theresult was a remarkably suitable comeliness. Today, in our highly civilized society, the houseswhich ordinary people are doomed to live in and gaze upon are on the whole without quality. Wecannot, however, go back to the old method of personally supervised handicrafts. We must strive toadvance by arousing interest in and understanding of the work the architect does. The basis ofcompetent professionalism is a sympathetic and knowledgeable group of amateurs, of non-professionalart lovers."

Experiencing Architecture second edition

In the past, Rasmussen argues, architecture was not just an individual pursuit, but a community undertaking.

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Author: Steen Eiler Rasmussen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262265676

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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A classic examination of superb design through the centuries. Widely regarded as a classic in the field, Experiencing Architecture explores the history and promise of good design. Generously illustrated with historical examples of designing excellence—ranging from teacups, riding boots, and golf balls to the villas of Palladio and the fish-feeding pavilion of Beijing's Winter Palace—Rasmussen's accessible guide invites us to appreciate architecture not only as a profession, but as an art that shapes everyday experience. In the past, Rasmussen argues, architecture was not just an individual pursuit, but a community undertaking. Dwellings were built with a natural feeling for place, materials and use, resulting in “a remarkably suitable comeliness.” While we cannot return to a former age, Rasmussen notes, we can still design spaces that are beautiful and useful by seeking to understand architecture as an art form that must be experienced. An understanding of good design comes not only from one's professional experience of architecture as an abstract, individual pursuit, but also from one's shared, everyday experience of architecture in real time—its particular use of light, color, shape, scale, texture, rhythm and sound. Experiencing Architecture reminds us of what good architectural design has accomplished over time, what it can accomplish still, and why it is worth pursuing. Wide-ranging and approachable, it is for anyone who has ever wondered “what instrument the architect plays on.”

Experiencing Architecture in the Nineteenth Century

But Experiencing Architecture in the Nineteenth Century will provide, I hope, encouragement to others to venture yet further into this field.

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Author: Edward Gillin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350045965

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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Bringing together fourteen original essays, this collection opens up new perspectives on the architectural history of the nineteenth century by examining the buildings of the period through the lens of 'experience'. With a focus on the experience of the ordinary building user – rather than simply on the intentions of the designer – the book shows that new and important insights can be brought to our understanding of Victorian architecture. The chapters present a range of ideas and new research – some examining individual building case studies (from grand hotels and clubhouses in New York to the parliament buildings of Westminster), and others exploring conceptual questions about the nature of architectural experience, whether sensory or otherwise. Yet they share the premise that the idea of the 'experience of architecture' took on a new and particular significance with the rise of industrial modernity, and they examine what contemporary people – both architects and non-architects – understood by this idea. The insights in this volume extend beyond the study of Victorian architecture. Together they suggest how 'experience' might be used as a framework to produce a more convincingly historical account of the artefacts of architectural history.

A Philosopher Looks at Architecture

27 Steen Eiler Rasmussen, Experiencing Architecture, translated by Eve Wendt (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1959, 1964). 28 Rasmussen, Experiencing Architecture ...

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Author: Paul Guyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108820424

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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Argues that the fundamental goals of architecture remain valid despite constant changes in human activities, technologies, and styles.

ACCF 2006

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Author: Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:85502592

Category: Architects

Page: 17

View: 331

Neurocosmos

This book explores the atmospheric issue from an independent, architectural perspective.

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Author: Elisabetta Canepa

Publisher: Atmospheric Spaces

ISBN: 8869773787

Category: Architecture

Page: 250

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This book explores the atmospheric issue from an independent, architectural perspective. The first section introduces and analyzes the atmospheric concept inside the lexical scope of the architectural discipline. The second one studies the topic throughout the sensory-emotional filter of the perceiving subject located in the built environment.

The Architecture of Science

Experiencing Architecture, pp. 224-237; Conrads and Leitner, "Audible Space" in Daidalos 17 (September 1985), a special issue on sound and architecture; ...

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Author: Peter Galison

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262071901

Category: Architecture

Page: 573

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How do the spaces in which science is done shape the identity of the scientist andthe self-conception of scientific fields? How do the sciences structure the identity of thearchitect and the practice of architecture in a specific period? And how does the design of spacessuch as laboratories, hospitals, and museums affect how the public perceives and interacts with theworld of science? The Architecture of Science offers a dazzling set of speculations on these issuesby historians of science, architecture, and art; architectural theorists; and sociologists as wellas practicing scientists and architects. The essays are organized into six sections: "Of Secrecy andOpenness: Science and Architecture in Early Modern Europe"; "Displaying and Concealing Technics inthe Nineteenth Century"; "Modern Space"; "Is Architecture Science?"; "Princeton after Modernism: TheLewis Thomas Laboratory for Molecular Biology"; and "Centers, Cities, and Colliders."

Experiencing Architecture in the Nineteenth Century

The insights in this volume extend beyond the study of Victorian architecture. Together they suggest how 'experience' might be used as a framework to produce a more convincingly historical account of the artefacts of architectural history.

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Author: Edward John Gillin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1350045977

Category: Architecture

Page: 250

View: 492

Bringing together fourteen original essays, this collection opens up new perspectives on the architectural history of the nineteenth century by examining the buildings of the period through the lens of 'experience'. With a focus on the experience of the ordinary building user - rather than simply on the intentions of the designer - the book shows that new and important insights can be brought to our understanding of Victorian architecture. The chapters present a range of ideas and new research - some examining individual building case studies (from grand hotels and clubhouses in New York to the parliament buildings of Westminster), and others exploring conceptual questions about the nature of architectural experience, whether sensory or otherwise. Yet they share the premise that the idea of the 'experience of architecture' took on a new and particular significance with the rise of industrial modernity, and they examine what contemporary people - both architects and non-architects - understood by this idea. The insights in this volume extend beyond the study of Victorian architecture. Together they suggest how 'experience' might be used as a framework to produce a more convincingly historical account of the artefacts of architectural history.

Experiencing Architectural Space

tena / Experiencing Architectural Space : An Exploration Through Sculpture By Barbara Sara Hansom B.A. ( University of California , Santa Cruz ) 1978 THESIS ...

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Author: Barbara Sara Hansom

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2926019

Category:

Page: 142

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Architecture In the Anthropocene

This celebrates both the collective dimension of architecture andgives a ... 5 Steen Eiler Rasmussen, Experiencing Architecture, The MIT Press, Pg 11, 1964.

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Author: Elizabeth Hatz

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789178516964

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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As a second attempt, after Architecture Beyond The Anthropocene, already available online, this book is presenting a new set of reflections in a time at a pivot point. 62 young architects to be, are facing their own future and roles in a world experiencing massive changes on all levels: climatic, economic, political, cultural, social. The confusions, the wonderings, the hopes, and maybe above all, the questions, amass. To navigate in this unknown and volatile territory, a series of speculating lectures on architectures varying foundations and possible creative paths were offered, along with a list of books, presented at the end of this book.

Experiencing Architecture Experiencing Nature

The existence of a dialog between nature and architecture becomes evident in the analysis. Light and shadow are integral in the making of this experience and layered upon these are elements which unify the experience.

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Author: MaryAlice Torres

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:26696309

Category:

Page: 149

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The idea for this thesis came from the recognition of the richness in an architectural experience and the desire to understand more about the meaning of this experience in the larger context of architecture and culture. Andalusia, Spain provides a uniqueness in that it unites, through many years of struggle, two cultures, the Spanish and the Islamic. It begins with the description of a personal architectural experience ... a journey through the Alhambra. From this description a clearer understanding of its meaning is derived. The existence of a dialog between nature and architecture becomes evident in the analysis. Light and shadow are integral in the making of this experience and layered upon these are elements which unify the experience. The integration of these aspects of the architectural experience provide a richer understanding of the definition of the architectural experience. As the experience becomes more clearly understood, its role in Islamic architecture in Spain becomes unveiled. This thesis is an attempt to challenge the personal experience of architecture and to analyze its meanings as a way to extend the understanding of Islamic architecture in Spain.

Ideas and Structures

Essays in Architectural History Almantas Samalavicius. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. ... Rasmussen, Experiencing Architecture, 216–17.

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Author: Almantas Samalavicius

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498274135

Category: Social Science

Page: 130

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This book is a scholarly inquiry into several dimensions of culture, exploring the close relationship between architecture and metaphysical ideas as well as religious and philosophical concepts in each period of human history, a relationship which has, however, been largely forgotten or neglected by modernity. Rather than being a specialized account of any particular epoch, it is an intellectual attempt to map out a general picture of how certain ideas have made their way into architectural structures or shaped them in one or another way, from classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the present. The four essays it contains, focusing on light, water, color, and sound in architecture, are written by an author who is a historian and critic of architecture as well as literary scholar, who firmly believes in the value of discussing these issues from the perspective of the history of ideas. The author is conscious about the limits of any generalizations, but he believes that architecture should be studied not only as an art in its own right, but as something larger, enveloping many layers of culture and reflecting the bonds between human thinking and the practice of the art of building.

Elements of Architecture

... Forlag [second Danish edition of Experiencing Architecture]. Shi, Y. and Cai, Y. (2011) 'An Exploratory Study for Hurtigrutemuseet', MSc thesis, ...

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Author: Mikkel Bille

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317279211

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

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Elements of Architecture explores new ways of engaging architecture in archaeology. It conceives of architecture both as the physical evidence of past societies and as existing beyond the physical environment, considering how people in the past have not just dwelled in buildings but have existed within them. The book engages with the meeting point between these two perspectives. For although archaeologists must deal with the presence and absence of physicality as a discipline, which studies humans through things, to understand humans they must also address the performances, as well as temporal and affective impacts, of these material remains. The contributions in this volume investigate the way time, performance and movement, both physically and emotionally, are central aspects of understanding architectural assemblages. It is a book about the constellations of people, places and things that emerge and dissolve as affective, mobile, performative and temporal engagements. This volume juxtaposes archaeological research with perspectives from anthropology, architecture, cultural geography and philosophy in order to explore the kaleidoscopic intersections of elements coming together in architecture. Documenting the ephemeral, relational, and emotional meeting points with a category of material objects that have defined much research into what it means to be human, Elements of Architecture elucidates and expands upon a crucial body of evidence which allows us to explore the lives and interactions of past societies.

Think Like an Architect

comingtousfrom our five senses—even more when weare experiencing architecture. Yet it's not automatic; seeingisaskill thatrequires educated vision and ...

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Author: Hal Box

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292783201

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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The design of cities and buildings affects the quality of our lives. Making the built environment useful, safe, comfortable, efficient, and as beautiful as possible is a universal quest. We dream about how we might live, work, and play. From these dreams come some 95 percent of all private and public buildings; professional architects design only about 5 percent of the built environment. While much of what non-architects build is beautiful and useful, the ugliness and inconveniences that blight many urban areas demonstrate that an understanding of good architectural design is vital for creating livable buildings and public spaces. To help promote this understanding among non-architects, as well as among those considering architecture as a profession, award-winning architect and professor Hal Box explains the process of making architecture from concept to completed building, using real-life examples to illustrate the principles involved in designing buildings that enhance the quality of life for those who live with them. To cause what we build to become architecture, we have three choices: hire an architect, become an architect, or learn to think like an architect. Box believes that everyone should be involved in making architecture and has organized this book as a series of letters to friends and students about the process of creating architecture. He describes what architecture should be and do; how to look at and appreciate good buildings; and how to understand the design process, work with an architect, or become an architect. He also provides an overview of architectural history, with lists of books to read and buildings to see. For those involved in building projects, Box offers practical guidance about what goes into constructing a building, from the first view of the site to the finished building. For students thinking of becoming architects, he describes an architect's typical training and career path. And for the wide public audience interested in architecture and the built environment, Box addresses how architecture relates to the city, where the art of architecture is headed, and why good architecture matters.

Architect

Many successful architects spent extra semesters to complete their education . ... from experiencing and taking advantage 99 Experiencing Architecture School.

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Author: Roger K. Lewis

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262518840

Category: Architecture

Page: 325

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The new edition of an essential text offers an informative, engaging view of the architectural profession from education through practice. Since 1985, Architect? has been an essential text for aspiring architects, offering the best basic guide to the profession available. This third edition has been substantially revised and rewritten, with new material covering the latest developments in architectural and construction technologies, digital methodologies, new areas of focus in teaching and practice, evolving aesthetic philosophies, sustainability and green architecture, and alternatives to traditional practice. Architect? tells the inside story of architectural education and practice; it is realistic, unvarnished, and insightful. Chapter 1 asks “Why Be an Architect?” and chapter 2 offers reasons “Why Not to Be an Architect.” After this provocative beginning, Architect? goes on to explain and critique architectural education, covering admission, degree and curriculum types, and workload as well as such post-degree options as internship, teaching, and work in related fields. It offers a detailed discussion of professors and practitioners and the “-isms” and “-ologies” most prevalent in teaching and practicing architecture. It explains how an architect works and gets work, and describes architectural services from initial client contact to construction oversight. The new edition also includes a generous selection of drawings and cartoons from the author's Washington Post column, “Shaping the City,” offering teachable moments wittily in graphic form. The author, Roger Lewis, has taught, practiced, and written extensively about architecture for many years. In Architect? he explains—for students, professors, practitioners, and even prospective clients—how architects think and work and what they care about as they strive to make the built environment more commodious, more beautiful, and more sustainable.