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  • ISBN 9054875453
  • ISBN13 978-9054875451
  • Language English
  • Author Richard Foque
  • Publisher ASP - Academic & Scientific Publishers (September 1, 2010)
  • Pages 240
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  • Category Engineering
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  • Size ePub 1993 kb
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Case studies are used extensively as teaching tools at schools of law, medicine, and business administration, and this reference argues that architectural training should also include more reading and writing of case studies. Noting that scientific concepts and questions of design are the first priority in architecture, the discussion recommends adding case studies to the curriculum as a practical—rather than theoretical—tool for documenting complicated building projects, finding solutions to technical problems, and expanding a firm's expertise.

This book offers the necessary means for an improved understanding of individually used design methodologies in both academic and professional environments. Based on the axioms of pragmatic thinking it develops a general design theory, a theoretical framework and practical instrumentation to establish a knowledge base for the discipline of architecture.The author extensively analyses the nature of the design process and the differences between science and art. As such it offers an integrated and comprehensive perspective to understand design activity both from an epistemological and practical standpoint.Within this theoretical framework, the author explains how case study research is a primordial means to establish such a knowledge base and develops a practical method to do so.This book is an essential text and provocative guide for educators, students and practitioners, offering the opportunity to reflect on the impact and motivations of design decision-making that will ultimately lead to more responsive design solutions.

He is a professor and dean emeritus at the Henry van de Velde Higher Institute of Architecture at the University College Antwerp and the founder and honorary principal of FDA-Architects (now OSAR), one of the largest architectural firms in Flanders.

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This book offers the necessary means for an improved understanding of individually used design methodologies in both academic and professional environments

This book offers the necessary means for an improved understanding of individually used design methodologies in both academic and professional environments. Based on the axioms of pragmatic thinking it develops a general design theory, a theoretical framework and practical instrumentation to establish a knowledge base for the discipline of architecture.

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The theory addresses the need to educate people for the knowledge age society, in which knowledge and innovation are pervasive. Knowledge building may be defined simply as "the creation, testing, and improvement of conceptual artifacts

Building Knowledge In Architecture. This book is published on the occasion of the emeritus status awarded to Professor Richard Foque, ir. arch, MS. Asp, vubpress, upa. "Foqué establishes a general design theory based on the axioms of pragmatic thinking, a crucial unity between. ISBN10 : 9789054875451, ISBN13 : 9054875453. ISBN10 : 9789054876304, ISBN13 : 9054876301. Page Number : 367. Read Online Download Full. Elzbieta Danuta Niezabitowska.

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Building Knowledge in Architecture is a new book and lifesaver by architect, educator, researcher, scholar and poet, Richard Foqué. On the academic side, Foqué is a professor and dean emeritus at the Henry van de Velde Higher Institute of Architecture at the University College Antwerp. On the practice side, Foqué is the founder and honorary principal of FDA Architects (now OSAR), one of the largest architectural firms in Flanders. An interdisciplinary thinker, Foqué lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.

But don't read Building Knowledge in Architecture because of his credentials. Read this book because Richard Foqué is the first poet to write beautifully and meaningfully about the architect, design, creativity, and as importantly, digital design tools such as BIM and collaborative work processes such as integrated design, design-build, lean construction and design thinking.

Foqué asserts that the architectural profession no longer has a shared knowledge base. Building Knowledge in Architecture asks all of the important questions: "Why did we abandon or sacrifice (this) knowledge base? Why is the architectural profession drifting? Why are we sometimes reinventing the obvious? Why do we struggle to cope with contemporary technological evolution, and why is it so difficult to integrate in a satisfactory way new findings and insights into our design solutions? Why are we losing ground, and why are essential responsibilities of our professional practice being assumed by others?"

One page into the book, you realize you have underlined every line. It is one of those books.

The book is organized in two parts.

In Part 1, Building Knowledge in Architecture serves as a practical overview of contemporary architectural design methods, and proposes design - apart from science and art - as a third way to investigate the real world.

This is one of the very few books that discuss new digital design tools such as building information modeling (BIM) from academic, theoretical and practical standpoints,

Foqué defines a critical component of the architect's arsenal, intuition, as "a not-yet-conceptualized and not-yet-systematized form of knowledge." P. 27
Beautiful.

Before I go on to quote every line in the book, I want to point out an additional pleasure in reading a book written with a poet's sensibility. In describing the synergistic integration of art, science and technology, Foqué uses the seemingly simple example of learning to ride a bike.

"If you describe every part of a bike in extreme detail and add these descriptions together, you will by no means have produced an appropriate description of a bike."

He concludes this explanation: "In other words, it is not by knowing the why that you master the how. You need to add the artistic dimension, the art of bike-riding."
As only a poet - who is also an architect, educator, scholar - could have written.

Foqué explains the now familiar story of how architects abandoned responsibility, and in doing so, relinquished authority, over the past 40 years. He asks: How can we reverse this decline?

Part 2 of the book presents his case, so to speak. In Part 2, Building Knowledge in Architecture makes the case for case studies in architecture.
But for me, proving the case for use of case studies in architectural education is not the reason to read this book.

The strengths of the book overwhelm its few weaknesses. For all of the wonderful discussion about design and creativity throughout the first part of the book, there is nary a general mention of or reference to either in the index. It is almost as though the index was created for academics who might scrutinize sources for perfunctorily academic reasons but alas, not for the general reader's ease of use.

Likewise, many of the otherwise wonderfully rich sources cited, are from the 1970's or earlier. The book would have benefitted the reader (but no doubt not fellow academics) by referencing more contemporary examples of the same ideas or even the cited author's more recent work.

On the strength side, the book's diagrams are truly spectacular and help to illustrate many of the book's finer concepts. It doesn't matter if you don't learn anything new by reading this book (you will.) Because, after reading it, you will be able to say that you know what you know for the first time. And that is some accomplishment. For any book.

It is absolutely critical that you read this book. Here are 3 reasons: For all of the reasons I have stated up above. For the reason that it tells us where we have been, where we are today and where we are headed. And for this reason: When drowning and you are thrown a life preserver you don't say, "no thanks, I've seen one of these before," and toss your line to safety aside.

A strength of this author is that he has one foot in academia and the other in practice: "Professional disciplines...reduce the gap between real world problems and academic research, research increasingly captured by its own agenda." (P. 25) A book such as this can go a long way starting to fill the gap between education and practice.

That the author is a published poet can be seen in the book's nearly perfect prose - so clear that you will not need to go back and read any sentence twice. But you will do so anyway, because the sentences are so well-written they'll strike a chord in you and you will find yourself rereading them for the sheer wonder and pleasure.

So don't read Building Knowledge in Architecture because it develops a general design theory, a theoretical framework and practical instrumentation to establish a knowledge base for the discipline of architecture. Read it if you want to improve your understanding of the impact and motives on decision making so that your designs are more responsive to real needs.

Read Building Knowledge in Architecture because you are an architect, an educator or student. Read it because books like this are why we still have books. Read Building Knowledge in Architecture because we as a profession are adrift and this book has been thrown to us as a lifeline. Read it because at a time when the publishing and construction industry are experiencing upheavals, it is heartening to discover a book that is as well-written and well-illustrated as it is well-constructed and physically beautiful.
Samuhn
With this book Foque delivers a practical overview of contemporary architectural design methods. He's successful not only with evaluating what has been done in the past, but also at identifying the contemporary trends and exciting new perspectives that new digital design tools and models open up for architecture. A must read for anyone involved in architectural design.