Against and For Method

Jan Silberberger, ed.
Against and For Method
Revisiting Architectural Design as Research

2021. 11 × 17.7 cm, softcover
Circa 250 pages, 10 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-413-5
CHF 32.00 / EUR 30.00

Contributions by Bernhard Böhm, Adam Caruso, Johan De Walsche, Dietmar Eberle, Kim Helmersen, Adam Jasper, Momoyo Kaijima, Monika Kurath, Anne Lacaton, Claudia Mareis, Elli Mosayebi, Amy Perkins, Wolf Reuter, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Jan Silberberger, Jeremy Waterfield, Albena Yaneva
Designed by Brighten the Corners


Can design processes constitute genuine forms of research? Of course they can. Against and For Method highlights exemplary cases of how studio architects teach architectural design, both with and without methodological and research ap­proaches strictly in mind. This edited volume openly addresses deficiencies in studio teaching and proposes possibilities for integrating methodological approaches into teaching and practice. Contributions by leading scholars in architecture, plus interviews with five practicing architects who are studio professors at ETH Zurich, reveal the ways in which design concepts are considered, teased apart and passed along. ­The texts contributions and interviews intend to urge studio teachers to reflect on their ­methods and consider to what extent systematic and conceptually coherent approaches aid their students.

Forthcoming in June 2021

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