Architecture Beyond Criticism: Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation

Wolfgang Preiser (Editor), Aaron Davis (Editor), Ashraf Salama (Editor), Andrea Hardy (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

For the first time, this book demonstrates that the two paradigms of architectural criticism and performance evaluation can not only co-exist but complement each other in the assessment of built works.

As architecture takes more principled stances worldwide, from environmental sustainability to social, cultural, and economic activism, this book examines the roles of perceived and measured quality in architecture. By exploring in tandem both subjective traditional architectural criticism and environmental design and performance evaluation and its objective evaluation criteria, the book argues that both methodologies and outcomes can achieve a comprehensive assessment of quality in architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages320
EditionHardback
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

Keywords

  • architectural criticism
  • post-occupancy evaluation
  • building performance evaluation
  • contemporary architecture
  • judgement

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  • Research Output

    • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

    Introduction

    Preiser, W., Davis, A., Salama, A. M. & Hardy, A., Dec 2014, Architecture Beyond Criticism: Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation. Preiser, W., Davis, A., Salama, A. M. & Hardy, A. (eds.). Hardback ed. p. 1-20 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Media coverage and users' reactions: Al Azhar Park in Cairo re-examined

    Salama, A. M., Dec 2014, Architecture Beyond Criticism: Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation. Preiser, W., Davis, A., Salama, A. M. & Hardy, A. (eds.). Hardback ed. p. 91-103 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Activities

    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    Glimpses of Architectural and Urban Research

    Ashraf Salama (Speaker)

    24 Apr 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Cite this

    Preiser, W., Davis, A., Salama, A., & Hardy, A. (Eds.) (2014). Architecture Beyond Criticism: Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation. (Hardback ed.)