Theory of Architecture
#17 - Towards a Holistic Architecture

#17 - Towards a Holistic Architecture

March 8, 2021

Towards a Holistic Architecture: What is a holistic architecture and how might we best investigate how to achieve it?

#16 - The New Sympathy

#16 - The New Sympathy

December 16, 2020

'The New Sympathy: An Exploration of How Emerging Theories in Scientific, Mathematical and Psychological Understanding of the Natural World are Affecting the State of Ornament in Architecture'.

#15 - Eleanor Ratcliffe

#15 - Eleanor Ratcliffe

December 8, 2020

Dr Eleanor Ratcliffe is a Lecturer in Environmental Psychology at the University of Surrey, specialising in restorative environments, place attachment, soundscapes, connectedness to nature, aesthetics, consumer behaviour, user experience and designing for wellbeing.

#14 - Dame Laura Lee

#14 - Dame Laura Lee

October 16, 2020

Dame Laura Lee is CEO of Maggie's, a charity providing drop-in support centres for cancer patients, each designed by a different architect.

#13 - Rosemary Hill

#13 - Rosemary Hill

October 12, 2020

Dr Rosemary Hill is a writer, historian, independent scholar and author of 'God’s Architect', a biography of the Gothic Revival architect, A.W.N. Pugin and 'Stonehenge', a history of one of Britain’s greatest and least understood monuments. In this episode we cover Pugin, Stonehenge and clothes.

#12 - Building Beautiful

#12 - Building Beautiful

August 27, 2020

This is an article all about beauty entitled 'What do people like about old architectural styles and how can they be incorporated into contemporary designs?'

#11 - Phineas Harper

#11 - Phineas Harper

July 17, 2020

Phineas Harper is Director of Open City, the organisation which runs the annual Open House weekend. He also curated the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale and has previously worked for the Architecture Foundation and the Architectural Review.

#10 - Planning Must Be Digitised

#10 - Planning Must Be Digitised

July 8, 2020

In this article I talk about why the planning system needs to undergo radical digitisation and suggest some policies that might help in that process. And please vote in the RIBA Elections!: www.architecture.com/elections

#9 - On Architectural Awards

#9 - On Architectural Awards

July 2, 2020

This is an article I wrote back in 2016 entitled 'Public Engagement in Architectural Awards' which is still very relevant.

#8 - Nicholas Ray

#8 - Nicholas Ray

June 24, 2020

Nicholas Ray is co-author of the book 'Philosophy of Architecture' and is an architect in practice in Cambridge where he taught before joining the University of Liverpool. His theoretical pre-occupations over a period of more than 40 years have resulted in publications on Alvar Aalto, Rafael Moneo, Cambridge contemporary architecture and architecture's ethical dilemmas.

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