Many students come to architecture relatively late in their education, so it is in college where they come into contact with those who will influence their entire careers. Many top schools are run by leading global practitioners, who, some might argue, have more lasting influence as educators than as architects.
The wide range of pedagogical philosophies and practical lessons, set out here in specially commissioned essays, creates a fascinating picture of how our ideas and practices of architecture are formed, nurtured and ultimately built for the world to see.
Through both the professional and educational experience of the contributors, we discover many unexpected and unorthodox methods for teaching those who will build our world.
The book includes:
• Thirty-eight texts by the most influential architects and educators from the world’s top schools
• Intimate and practical insights into how and what young architects need to know and learn to build a better world
• A look into the future of our built world through the perspectives, priorities and principles of those teaching the next generation of architects
• Over 300 illustrations and contributions by some of the top names in architectural practice and education, the book is full of design ideas