Internal

Developing Informed Architectural Languages

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SpecificationsISBN: 978-1-951541-25-5 Binding: Soft Bound Pages: 250pp Publication Date: Spring 2021 Size: 8″ x 8″ Square World Rights: Available

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As the number and distinctiveness of design directions in contemporary architecture expands an outcome has emerged of a contradictory nature. While many of these directions hold great intrigue, a troubling aspect arises in that in their realization an “incompleteness” is often exhibited, one expressing a less developed architectural richness expressed by an under-utilized nature of the architectural language itself.

Internal addresses this issue with a focus on topics underlying the creation of architectural languages. Concentrating on strategies and concepts that inform the creation of cohering architectural languages versus “external” issues affecting design, such as those necessary to accommodate site or program, Internal focuses on design considerations with the authority grounded in “internal” language-based architectural issues. Identifying underlying themes and strategies necessary to create coherent and informed architectural languages constitutes the effort underlying this book.

Tom Diehl is an associate professor of architecture at the Gerald. D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston where he has taught for over 30 years. He is a registered architect with a professional practice in Houston, Texas.

ISBN

978-1-951541-25-5

Binding

Soft Bound

Pages

250pp

Publication date

Spring 2021

Size

8" x 8" Square

World rights