Do We Need Architects?

A Journey Beneath the Surface of Architecture

by Alun Dolton



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/19/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 342
ISBN : 9781503578166
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 342
ISBN : 9781503578159
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 342
ISBN : 9781503578173

About the Book

Do We Need Architects? Journey Beneath the Surface of Architecture is a journey of discovery that takes place over twenty-five years of my life, from exploring my own motivations to become an architect, learning about architecture, and the changing environment of practicing architecture to experiencing the impact of architecture on the built environment. The story investigates the meaning, perception, and relevance of architecture in today’s world. Have you ever had a favorite building, park, or square? A place that affects your mood? All of us at some stage have experienced the impact of architecture and landscape on the way we perceive reality. Let me invite you on a journey that examines what architects do, as well as the legacy of the architectural process that influences the environment, visiting places and exploring architectural interventions by taking them out of the glossy images shown in the architecture books and industry journals and placing them in the context of their urban or natural setting. It is always as a found object, always in the present, examining the impact of humanity on the environment and the contribution architecture has made and is continuing to make to the everyday environment where we all live, work, and play.

About the Author

An architect specializing in urban design and master planning projects in the UK, Middle East, and Asia.