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Architecture and Culture: A Villages and Globalization Issue

Architecture and Culture: A Villages and Globalization Issue ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE Architecture and Culture: A Villages and Globalization Issue Ben Stringer Nearly half of humanity is “rural,” mostly living in villages, somewhere in the ninety-seven percent or so of the world’s land mass that is defined as “not urban.” Considering this, it is surprising that while the shelves of architecture department libraries groan under the weight of books about cities and urbanization, one has to hunt for those sparsely scattered texts about contemporary rural settlements. In the UK, the work of Gillian Darley has been the notable exception, but few others have followed her lead. However, as interest in the wider metabolism of urbanization grows within the discipline, so too does architecture’s interest in rural terrains and settlements. Highly regarded outfits like Rural Studio and Rural Urban Volume 5/Issue 1 Framework put the rural at the heart of their practice, and the current March 2017 attention being given to rural issues by major architectural figures such as pp 1–4 DOI: 10.1080/20507828. Wang Shu and Rem Koolhaas has also added momentum to this expansion 2017.1299434 of architecture’s terrains. The aim of this issue of Architecture and Culture No potential conflict of is to contribute to this growing interest http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

Architecture and Culture: A Villages and Globalization Issue

Architecture and Culture , Volume 5 (1): 4 – Jan 2, 2017

Architecture and Culture: A Villages and Globalization Issue

Architecture and Culture , Volume 5 (1): 4 – Jan 2, 2017

Abstract

ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE Architecture and Culture: A Villages and Globalization Issue Ben Stringer Nearly half of humanity is “rural,” mostly living in villages, somewhere in the ninety-seven percent or so of the world’s land mass that is defined as “not urban.” Considering this, it is surprising that while the shelves of architecture department libraries groan under the weight of books about cities and urbanization, one has to hunt for those sparsely scattered texts about contemporary rural settlements. In the UK, the work of Gillian Darley has been the notable exception, but few others have followed her lead. However, as interest in the wider metabolism of urbanization grows within the discipline, so too does architecture’s interest in rural terrains and settlements. Highly regarded outfits like Rural Studio and Rural Urban Volume 5/Issue 1 Framework put the rural at the heart of their practice, and the current March 2017 attention being given to rural issues by major architectural figures such as pp 1–4 DOI: 10.1080/20507828. Wang Shu and Rem Koolhaas has also added momentum to this expansion 2017.1299434 of architecture’s terrains. The aim of this issue of Architecture and Culture No potential conflict of is to contribute to this growing interest

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Taylor & Francis
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© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
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2050-7836
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2050-7828
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10.1080/20507828.2017.1299434
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ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE Architecture and Culture: A Villages and Globalization Issue Ben Stringer Nearly half of humanity is “rural,” mostly living in villages, somewhere in the ninety-seven percent or so of the world’s land mass that is defined as “not urban.” Considering this, it is surprising that while the shelves of architecture department libraries groan under the weight of books about cities and urbanization, one has to hunt for those sparsely scattered texts about contemporary rural settlements. In the UK, the work of Gillian Darley has been the notable exception, but few others have followed her lead. However, as interest in the wider metabolism of urbanization grows within the discipline, so too does architecture’s interest in rural terrains and settlements. Highly regarded outfits like Rural Studio and Rural Urban Volume 5/Issue 1 Framework put the rural at the heart of their practice, and the current March 2017 attention being given to rural issues by major architectural figures such as pp 1–4 DOI: 10.1080/20507828. Wang Shu and Rem Koolhaas has also added momentum to this expansion 2017.1299434 of architecture’s terrains. The aim of this issue of Architecture and Culture No potential conflict of is to contribute to this growing interest

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Published: Jan 2, 2017

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