Architecture Beyond Criticism: Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation

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

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages320
EditionHardback
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

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Architectural design
Sustainable development
Economics
Environmental design

Keywords

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

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Preiser, W., Davis, A., Salama, A., & Hardy, A. (Eds.) (2014). Architecture Beyond Criticism: Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation. (Hardback ed.)
Preiser, Wolfgang (Editor) ; Davis, Aaron (Editor) ; Salama, Ashraf (Editor) ; Hardy, Andrea (Editor). / Architecture Beyond Criticism : Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation. Hardback ed. 2014. 320 p.
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