The business of research : knowledge and learning redefined in architectural practice /
guest-edited by Deborah Saunt, Tom Greenall and Roberta Marcaccio.
Oxford : John Wiley & Sons, 2019.
136 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
1119546028, 9781119546023
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Oxford : John Wiley & Sons, 2019.
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About the guest-editors Deborah Saunt, Tom Greenall and Roberta Marcaccio -- Embracing research in the business of architecture / Deborah Saunt, Tom Greenall and Roberta Marcaccio -- A shared practice / Anne Boddington -- Resituated research: achieving meaningful impact on the fault line between academia and practice / Harriet Harriss -- Public planning reimagined: building capacity and agency / Frederik Weissenborn -- Practise what you preach: the University as a common ground between research and application / Lara Kinneir -- Spanning continuums: addressing the separation of research and practice in architecture / Leon van Schaik -- Out of practice: theoretical speculations in and out of the business of architecture / James Soane -- Mitigation of shock: post-occupancy anthropology / Anab Jain, Jon Ardern and Danielle Knight -- How is it for you? Building design as experienced by users and makers / Ziona Strelitz -- Vertically integrated research: an unusual business model / Daniel Davis -- Pushing the envelope: innovation and collaboration at Bloomberg's New European Headquarters / Michael Jones -- For the public good: rebuilding the architectural profession's social contract / Rory Hyde -- Research infiltration: the germination of preoccupations / Carol Patterson -- Deconstructing research: a reverse-engineering methodology and practice / Alison Creba and Lionel Devlieger -- Building practices: the infrastructure of materials research / Jane Hall -- Translating culture: framing indigenous knowledge through architecture / Martyn Hook -- Collective impressions of Smithson Plaza: weaving history with the present / Deborah Saunt, Tom Greenall and Roberta Marcaccio -- Towards a new normal: the blurred landscape of architectural research in China / John Zhang -- Less grey, more black and white: architectural needs a consistent platform in research / David Green.
general note
"May/June 2019."
Architectural research is being redefined in practice. Whereas once the value of a piece of research was solely measured by the number of citations it received by fellow academics, shifting funding models and new societal concerns are forcing academia to question its structure and this mode of evaluation. At the same time a wave of practitioners and new types of institutions, such as RMIT in Melbourne and the London School of Architecture (LSA), have been recasting architectural education and theoretical speculation within practice, turning the traditional architectural studio into a learning environment that adopts and adapts academic models, and starts to use architectural research as a potential source of business intelligence, as a means for self-generating future commissions and speculative opportunities that sometimes even shift the terrain of practice. This new focus on research in practice is indicative of a profession redefining its relevance and scope. This is destabilizing the traditional roles of academia and practice by questioning their deep-rooted separation and demanding a new definition of the term research, one that is relevant to both parties. The Business of Research features contributions from architectural thinkers, researchers and a number of practitioners who are recasting academic speculation within their own studios. Their input not only redefines what is meant by research and what forms it takes, but also how it creates value for them, their clients, for the discipline as a whole and for the ultimate users of their designs. This helps us to understand how research might be deemed valuable beyond a purely academic context. Moreover, it raises significant questions in terms of opportunities and risks that arise when research is recast into the less regimented realm of practice.
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