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In architecture, tacit knowledge plays a substantial role in both the design process and its reception. The essays in this book explore the tacit dimension of architecture in its aesthetic, material, cultural, design-based, and reflexive understanding of what we build. Tacit knowledge, described in 1966 by Michael Polanyi as what we ‘can know but cannot tell’, often denotes knowledge that escapes quantifiable dimensions of research. Much of architecture’s knowledge resides beneath the surface, in nonverbal instruments such as drawings and models that articulate the spatial imagination of the design process. Awareness of the tacit dimension helps to understand the many facets of the spaces we inhabit, from the ideas of the architect to the more hidden assumptions of our cultures. Beginning in the studio, where students are guided into becoming architects, the book follows a path through the tacit knowledge present in materials, conceptual structures, and the design process, revealing how the tacit dimension leads to craftsmanship and the situated knowledge of architecture-in-the-world.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Copyright, Contents
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  1. Introduction: Tacit Knowledge, Architecture and its Underpinnings
  2. Lara Schrijver
  3. pp. 7-22
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  1. Performative Design Research: En-acting Knowledge in Teaching
  2. Angelika Schnell
  3. pp. 23-36
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  1. Teaching Architecture Full Scale
  2. Mari Lending
  3. pp. 37-53
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  1. Transformative Dialogues: On Material Knowing in Architecture
  2. Eireen Schreurs
  3. pp. 55-68
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  1. A Black Box? Architecture and its Epistemes
  2. Tom Avermaete
  3. pp. 69-82
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  1. Design Knowledges on the Move
  2. Margitta Buchert
  3. pp. 83-96
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  1. A Silent Master: Artistry and Craft in the Work of Peter Celsing
  2. Christoph Grafe
  3. pp. 97-112
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  1. Material Knowledge and Cultural Values
  2. Lara Schrijver
  3. pp. 113-124
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 125-128
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789461663801
Related ISBN
9789462702714
MARC Record
OCLC
1250265276
Launched on MUSE
2021-05-15
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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