Architecture in Effect

Bois-Le-Prêtre - La Tour De Raymond Lopez (2012) ●  DRUOT, FRÉDÉRIC, ANNE LACATON & JEAN-PHILIPPE VASSAL ● Large scale refurbishment formula Plus+ of Social housing high rise from 1959-60, 50% reduction in heat consumption due to 3 m passive glass facade extensions in winter gardens and terraces with flats responding to inhabitants demands and direct, levelled access to apartments. National Prize AMC l'Equerre d'Argent 2011 ● Office: Frédéric Druot Architecture & Lacaton Vassal Architectes ● Client: OPAC de Paris ● Locality: 5, bd Bois-le-Prêtre,Paris 17E FR ● Litt: Druot, Frédéric, Anne Lacaton, et al. (2007). plus + Large-Scale Housing Developments - An Exceptional Case. Barcelona, Gustavo Gili. ● Units/sqm: 17 levels, 96 units, 8 036 m2 + 3 348 m2 added ●

Volume 1: Rethinking the Social in Architecture: Making Effects

Volume 2: After Effects: Theories and Methodologies in Architectural Research

vol 1: Sten Gromark, Jennifer Mack, Roemer van Toorn
vol 2: Hélène Frichot, Gunnar Sandin, Bettina Schwalm

The twin volumes that compose Architecture in Effect present research on the constitution of architecture and the social by addressing concrete problems and forwarding explorative theories and methodologies.
Architecture in Effect is a substantial collection of essays emerging from the Swedish research environment of the same name. While it takes its point of departure from within the specific context that is Sweden, it includes contributions from authors based in the Nordic context, in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. A central premise of the collected research is that the built environment and societal norms are co-constitutive and that architecture as a discipline and as a professional practice plays a fundamental role in this relationship. Contemporary political and environmental conditions place specific demands on society and on the everyday life of individuals.
There persists, as such, an obligation for actors within the discipline of architecture to contribute to a rethinking of the situated knowledges within architecture by engaging in trans-, cross-, and inter-disciplinary studies. Architectural researchers have the capacity to guide and criticize thinking on architecture and its vital material relations amidst existing and emerging societies.


vol 1: Sten Gromark, Jennifer Mack, Roemer van Toorn
vol 2: Hélène Frichot, Gunnar Sandin, Bettina Schwalm

Size: 16,5 x 24 cm/ 6.50 x 9.50 in.
Slipcased, comprising two volumes
Pages: 464 + 480
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: September 2018
Published By: Actar Publishers
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-99-4
Price: 85 € / $90.00 / £69 (2 vol.)