Design Through Dialogue
A Guide for Architects and Clients
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Design Through Dialogue by Karen A. Franck
Book DescriptionThe book makes visible and comprehensible aspects of the briefing and design process by examining different, overlapping activities that take place: relating, talking, exploring/discovering, and transforming. Material for the book is drawn from interviews with practicing architects, outstanding examples of design and collaboration from different countries, and concepts and research in psychotherapy, architecture and design studies. The authors also refer to their own experiences in briefing and design, teaching, and research. Throughout the book, concepts and examples from practice are linked to design outcomes in built projects. As design projects are becoming increasingly complex and necessarily collaborative, Design through Dialogue joins other recent initiatives in architecture and building construction to further partnering relationships between architects and clients.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470870716
(247mm x 192mm x 14mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Karen A. Franck
Design Through Dialogue, Hardback (December 2009)
Design through Dialogue explores the dynamics of the architect / client relationship, and moves readers away from the idea that architects are lone artists who retreat to their studios to evolve outstanding design on their own.
Architecture from the Inside Out, Paperback (April 2007)» View all books by Karen A. Franck
Presenting an integrated approach to architecture that opens up a fresh landscape of design alternatives, Architecture from the Inside Out puts people first. Introducing a basis for design that transcends fixed notions of style and emerging technologies, it emphasises seeing, feeling and the deeply experiential.
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Author Biography - Karen A. Franck
Karen A. Franck is a professor in the College of Architecture and Design and the College of Science and Liberal Arts at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Previous books include Architecture from the Inside Out written with Bianca Lepori and Loose Space edited with Quentin Stevens. Teresa von Sommaruga Howard is a practising architect, an organizational consultant and a group analytic psychotherapist with a specialty in conducting dialogue groups. She lectures and writes about the dynamics of large groups, culture and change and involving people in the design of their environments.
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