Traditionally, architecture has been preoccupied with the resolution of form. That concern helps to make photogenic buildings, which have received a great deal of attention. This book looks instead at the idea of the flows, which connects things together and moves between things. It is more difficult to discuss, but more necessary, because it is what makes things work. Architects have to think about flow – the flow of people through buildings, the flow of energy into buildings, and waste out of them – but usually the effects of flow do not find expression. The essays gathered here present a collection of exploratory ideas and offer an understanding of buildings, people and settlements through concepts of flow.
- Andrew Ballantyne and Chris L. Smith: Fluxion
Places in Flux
- Marc Godts and Nel Janssens: Theoretical, Conceptual, Ethical and Methodological Stakes to Induce a New Age: M.U.D.
- Amanda Yates: Oceanic Spaces of Flow
- Åsa Andersson: Interpretive Flow: A 1930s Trans-Cultural Architectural Nexus
- Patricia Wise: Solar Flow: The Uses of Light in Gold Coast Living
- Peter Moertenboeck and Helge Mooshammer: Trade Flow: Architectures of Informal Markets
- Soranart Sinuraibhan: Local Flows: Rom-Hoob’s Phenomena of Transition
Spaces of Flow
- Craig Martin: Controlling Flow: On the Logistics of Distributive Space
- Steve Basson: Temporal Flows
- Wael Salah Fahmi: Navigating Flow: Architecture of the Blogospere
- Stephen Loo: The (Not So) Smooth Flow Between Architecture and Life
- Michael Tawa: Limits of Fluxion
260 pages, b&w ills / 15,5 x 23,5 / English