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Research Methods for Architecture

Research Methods for Architecture

Laurence King Publishing

By Raymond Lucas


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While fundamentally a design discipline, architectural education requires an element of history and theory, grouped under the term "research." However, many students struggle with this part of their course. This practical handbook provides the necessary grounding in this subject, addressing essential questions about what research in architecture can be.

The first part of the book is a general guide to the fundamentals of how to do research, from assembling a literature review to conducting an interview. The second section presents a selection of case studies dealing with such topics as environmental psychology, the politics of space, ethnographic research, and mapping.

The range of methods explored illustrates the variety of possible approaches, with authoritative guidance on how best to deploy a research framework.

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Format: Paperback
Publication: February 2016
ISBN: 9781780677538
Raymond Lucas is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture. His interests include ongoing research into the field of anthropology and its applicability to architecture. His work has been published in numerous academic journals.