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Studies on Types


An analysis of dormitories as an architectural type.

Concepts of type and typology are not specific to architecture. Rather they represent an interdisciplinary approach to ordering knowledge and gaining insight. In the field of architecture, the study of types and typology offers a didactic perspective that allows us to see the complex network of interconnections between theory and practice as an inseparable material and social construct. This book is the result of a research project focused on dormitories as an architectural type, conducted at Laboratory EAST. Through a structured analysis, it unveils how architecture has offered solutions to the challenges of creating buildings designed for sleeping collectively.

140 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2022

Architecture: European Architecture, History of Architecture

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Table of Contents

"PREFACE Studies on Types / An Inquiry into Form, Content and Meaning
PART I Theories
PART II Artefacts / A Visual Survey

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