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With degrees in both philosophy and architecture, his writings interrogate the relationship of theory to practice. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Read more Read less. Participation is now at the heart of plan-making and strategy development, as well as being an inseparable element of individual planning decisions. User login Username or e-mail: Can regional identities create a more sustainable alternative to the increasingly standardised environments in which we live?

Divided into three sections, looking at the politics, histories and practices of participation, the book gives both a broad theoretical background and more direct examples of participation in practice.

This book questions whether a participative approach may lead to new spatial conditions as well as to new types of architectural practices, and investigates the way that the user has been included in the design process.

From Models to Drawings. But if planning with participation is to restore trust in blunedll-jones decision-making, then certain questions arise about the new practices of participation: Therefore, the intrinsic commitment of architecture and the forced passivity of the user is fused to create a condition of creative and decisive equality where each -with a different impact —is the architect, and every architectural event —regardless of who conceives it and carries it out —is considered architecture.


With degrees in both philosophy and architecture, his writings interrogate the relationship of theory to practice. Overfed by the crisis of ideas and action, criticism travels a tangled network of roads.

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Architecture and Participation by Peter Blundell-Jones

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Bringing together leading international practitioners and theorists in the field, ranging from the s pioneers of participation to some of the major contemporary figures in the field, Architecture and Participation opens up the social and political aspects of our built environment, and the way that the eventual users may shape it. The Historic Urban Landscape.

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There is hardly a magazine or newspaper column that illustrates architecture taking the user into account; that furnishes news about how architecture really functions in its daily existence; that publishes images, photographs or articles in which the people who use, transform and recompose architecture are actually present.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. While it is certain that only the second choice can allow a concrete renewal, it is also certain that this choice can never be made by architecture.

A Very Short Introduction. As government policies throughout the world call for more involvement by people in the making of their environment, the issue of participation has become of central concern to architects, clients, funders, bludnell-jones and government officers.


In reality, architecture has become too important to be left to architects.

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This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Holes In The Whole. Curating Architecture and the City. Illustrated throughout, this titlewill be useful to students and practitioners. Heritage and Social Media. But the effort to unite research and action in a coherent whole is also over.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Landscape and Sustainable Development. Design Innovation for the Built Environment. The first analyses architecture through the behavior of its heroes, and, if lacking heroes, tends to invent them, causing misunderstandings that are troublesome to demythologize.

For some, the potential renaissance of planning, in the face of public indifference and distrust and in a climate where the planning system is often characterized as a barrier to development, is to be found in the current turn towards participation.