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Description - Design Through Dialogue - a Guide for Architects and Clients by Karen A. Franck

The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780470870716
ISBN-10: 0470870710
Format: Paperback
(245mm x 190mm x 15mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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