Architektur im Gebrauch

Gebaute Umwelt als Lebenswelt

Editor: Christoph Baumberger, Christine Neubert, Constanze A. Petrow, Sabine Ammon

Size: 332 pages
Format: 14,8 x 21,0 cm
Publishing year: 2018
ISBN 978-3-7983-2940-9

The conference proceedings include papers presented at the 2nd Forum Architekturwissenschaft on ‘Architecture In Use’ and combine perspectives from sociology, architecture, landscape architecture, history, art history, philosophy and cultural studies. The authors approach the topic in two perspectives. On the one hand, the volume addresses architecture as a phenomenon rooted in the lifeworld by discussing the experience of using architecture and the manifold ways in which the built environment becomes meaningful in everyday life. On the other hand, concepts of usage in planning and construction processes are examined. Consequently, tensions between planners and users, but also between different ways of using architecture, become evident. Both theoretical articles on the notion of use and empirical studies on specific buildings, different building types and usages in historical contexts or everyday situation define challenges within a “Architekturwissenschaft”.