Thinking Practice: Reflections on Architectural Research and Building Work

Temple, N. & Bandyopadhyay, S. (eds.) 2007. Thinking Practice: Reflections on Architectural Research and Building Work. London: Black Dog Publishing.

About the Book

In the rapidly changing climate of the architectural profession, Thinking Practice presents an extraordinary examination of the increasingly dynamic relationships between academic research, teaching and practice. This book brings together a unique and diverse collection of writings by leading academics and theorists who are also practicing architects. Edited by Professor Nicolas Temple (Head of Architecture at University of Lincoln) and Dr Soumyen Bandyopadhyay (Liverpool School of Architecture), the book consists of ten essays under the headings: Reflective Practice; Cultural Geographies; and Dewelling, Gesture and Perception. Each contributor
takes one of their own projects as a starting point, examining it in the context of their specialised field of research and approach to studio teaching.

Presenting projects varying significantly in scale and complexity, and in such diverse locations as Prague, Ghana, Portland USA, Wales, Bradford, London, Muscat and Quito, these case studies serve as critical frameworks in which issues of continuity between design thinking, teaching pedagogy and theoretical ideas are examined.

By exploring the interface between architectural practice, academic research and design teaching, Thinking Practice: Reflections on Architectural Research and Building Work provides a fascinating insight into a wide range of theoretical and philosophical ideas about the meaning of building in the twenty first century.


Critical practice : the architectural environment /​ Dean Hawkes

Old school : architecture in the liberal arts /​ Andrew P. Phillips

An interest in the uninteresting /​ Scott Gowans and Richard Wright

The foreigner, situated moments and topographic healing /​ Soumyen Bandyopadhyay

On the matter of shifting matters /​ Jazz Singh Kalirai and Ana María Durán Calisto

The restorative task of architecture /​ Nicholas Temple and Manwinder Lall

Clearing and forest : architecture and the studio environment /​ Carlos Marquez

Gesturing, marking, building : gallery installation, Portland, Oregon, USA /​ Clive R. Knights

Building to think about dwelling /​ Adam Sharr

Topography, topology, type and archetype /​ Patrick Lynch

Eyes that feel and hands the see /​ Daniel Rosbottom.

Author(s) Nicholas Temple
Soumyen Bandyopadhyay
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Architecture
Area covered Architectural Research, Architectural Design
Publisher Black Dog Publishing
Publication date 2007
Type Book
Pages 191
ISBN 10: 1906155240