X Agendas for Architecture

£19.95 | $29.95
28 x 21 cm | 11 x 8 in
50 ills | 144 pages
ISBN 9781908967763

Editors Marc Schoonderbeek, Oscar Rommens, Loed Stolte

X Agendas for Architecture considers recent developments in architecture, inviting a range of contributors to contribute to a structured debate highlighting issues and questioning the necessity and relevance of current architectural agendas.
Considering the recent developments in architectural discourse, this speculative publication brings together ideas from established architectural professionals to the up-and-coming generation of agenda-makers, using their knowledge to create a book of provocation and relevance to contemporary architecture.

In 2011 the Delft University of Technology architecture research group, Borders & Territories, organised a symposium and lecture series entitled X Agendas for Architecture in which architects, theoreticians and scholars gave presentations of their work. The lecture series focused on four themes that were considered relevant for current architectural and scholarly practice, “Aesthetics of Sustainable Architecture”, “Territories of Drawing, History”, “Collective Memory and Politics” and “Experimentation in Architectural Design”.

Centred around these themes, X Agendas for Architecture is located in the desire to formulate clear statements on issues deemed important and fundamental to architecture and its practice.

Includes 26 essays from contributors such as Marcos Cruz, Manuel Gauza, Sarah Lorenzen, Martine De Maeseneer, Leonel Moura, Christopher Platt, Javier Quintana, Michiel Riedijk, François Roche, Patrik Schumacher, Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Weimin Zhuang.