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Reflexive Design

Intentions of Reflexive Design

Design and Research in Architecture and Landscape

Editor: Margitta Buchert
English/German
ISBN 978-3-86859-696-0 (print)
ISBN 978-3-86859-969-5 (digital)

How do intentions enroll into the practice of architecture and landscape design and research? How do they become operative to orient, clarify, and energize the creative process, and in what ways do they inform design and knowledge processes? Contributions in this edited volume describe, reconstruct, and analyze a multitude of capacities and arcs of tension that occur between alignment and implementation, agency and contextualization, as well as across exploration, imagination, and projection. Contributors demonstrate further driving forces that interplay generatively with intentions in the design and research processes, offering new perspectives into the relevance of a reflexive design practice in support of creating a high-quality living environment.

With contributions from Matthias von Ballestrem, Maria del Pilar Barba Buscaglia, Katja Benfer, Steffen Bösenberg, Ricardo Carvalho, Edoardo Cresci, Valerie Hoberg, Luciano Motta, Caroline Voet, Cyrus Zahiri, and Margitta Buchert.

Published 2021 by jovis, Berlin.
 

Processes of Reflexive Design

Design and research in architecture and landscape 

Editor: Margitta Buchert
German/English
ISBN 978-3-86859-558-1 

Processes of Reflexive Design differentiate facets and entanglements of genesis, transformation and interaction of design and research in architecture and landscape architecture. How do creative processes and systematization work affect each other? How are specific forms of knowledge generated, evaluated and transformed? This publication shows a broad spectrum of the development, description and testing of different processes and process characteristics in the dynamics of design and research

With contributions by Giorgia Aquilar, Tom Avermaete, Katja Benfer/Cyrus Zahiri, Isabel M. Finkenberger, Ole W. Fischer, Hilde Léon, Andreas Nütten, Caroline Voet, Sarah Wehmeyer and Margitta Buchert.

Published 2018 by jovis, Berlin.
 

Das besondere Buch

Architektur Theorie Praxis

Editor: Margitta Buchert
German
ISBN 978-3-00-062067-6

In a total of 13 contributions, this publication provides interesting insights into the work and the way in which architectural theorists and Lower Saxony architects of the BDA deal with the medium of the book, which plays a central role in the architectural discipline. The authors present relevant books for them and describe their significance for their personal attitudes and individual work. The book was published in 2019 following the event by the same title in November 2018 at 'Die Nacht, die Wissen schafft'.

With contributions by Katja Ahad, Karen Beckmann, Steffen Bösenberg, Valerie Hoberg, Stefan Höpfinger, Eva Holtz, Julian Benny Hung, Laura Kienbaum, Julius Krüger, Wilhelm Meyer, Moritz Othmer, Sarah Wehmeyer and Margitta Buchert.
 

Produktive Theorie

Architektur Theorie Praxis

Editor: Margitta Buchert
German
ISBN 978-3-00-059146-4

What are the primary topics and audiences of architectural theory? Where do we find productive parts in contemporary theories of architecture and city? What does practice-oriented teaching in architectural theory look like? Exciting questions accompanied the ArchitekturTheorieTage, organized by a_ku, from 2 to 4 November 2017 at the faculty for which this book is the documentation. The shared goal of the second networking meeting of German-language chairs of architectural theory was the exchange on the subject of 'productive theory', on current contents and methods of architectural theory as an academic discipline and its communication methods and modes of action, as well as on research topics and trends.
 

Praktiken Reflexiven Entwerfens

Entwerfendes Forschen  I  Forschendes Entwerfen 
in Architektur und Landschaftsarchitektur

Editor: Margitta Buchert
German
ISBN 978-3-86859-455-3

The publication gives insight to a broad range in research design and design research and the relations of thinking, acting and knowledge in architecture and landscape architecture. Where in design do we find aspects of research and where the creative processes in design-related research? Which aims are related to this? Similarities and differences in generating knowledge and the gain resulting in such perspectives, become visible and comparable. The essays show a range of reflexive practices to generate knowledge and design. It includes the cycle from analyzing and synthesizing, thinking, inventing, specifying, implementing and communicating.

With contributions by Katja Benfert, Christoph Grafe, Hilde Léon, Lara Schrijver, Michael Schumacher, Christiane Sörensen and Margitta Buchert.

Published 2016 by jovis, Berlin.
 

Reflexive Design

Design and research in architecture

Editor: Margitta Buchert
German/English
ISBN 978-3-86859-298-6

Reflexive Design defines an integrative approach, both in theory and in practice, to the emergence and interpretation of design and research in architecture. The formative role of research-based design strategies, with regard to architectural developments from modernity to the present day, has not yet been fully recognized. At the same time, in recent years increasing importance has been accorded to discourses about design theory. At the interface of these two contexts, the contributions in the book portray the wide spectrum of creative and cultural aspects of reflexivity and reflexive design processes, as well as the potential opened up by different methods of creation and by the unexpected connections between theoretical knowledge and project ideas in architecture.

With contributions by Christoph Grafe, Alban Janson, Wolfgang Jonas, Lara Schrijver, Angelika Schnell, Manuel Scholl, Ullrich Schwarz, Sophie Wolfrum and Margitta Buchert.

Published 2014 by jovis, Berlin.