Site Specific


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SpecificationsSKU: 90458Size: 8.5 x 11.75″ Portrait Pages: 156 Binding: Trade Paper Publication Date: Spring 2015 ISBN: 978-1-941806-87-6 World Rights: Available
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An anthology of interviews with some of the finest architects and designers in the world, this book offers an investigation into how place and context affects critical design development in an architectural site related program. Architects were shortlisted for this project for their particular (and sometimes contrasting) modes of working with site specificity within European and American contemporary architectural practice. All the architects selected are working at an international level within their field and display a high level of intelligence and sensibility within their designs.
This book offers the reader a chance to understand the deeper thinking of the individual interviewees. This insight can enhance significantly an understanding of some of the key issues in contemporary architectural practice today.

The reader gains an intimate portrait of the concerns, thoughts and feelings of these architects as they reflect on their own practice in the midst of their working challenges and successes. It reveals a more intricate individually nuanced reading of site, meaning and context. It offers the reader a series of studies in the form of interviews, which will inspire future and current architects to consider issues of context in greater depth.

Karen Forbes is a Professor of Art, University of Edinburgh. Her research and practice focus on the intersection between art, architecture, place and meaning with a commitment to exploring new ways of realizing this through drawing, speculative design, symbolic pavilions,  actual new buildings, photo-montage, computer generated imagery, augmented images, virtual reality (oculus rift developer), App design and development, edited and authored books, exhibition, installation and visual communication for public engagement.

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 12 × 2 in

8.5 x 11.75" Portrait




Trade Paper

Publication date

Spring 2015



World rights