Rare Special Editions available for ACC Art Books –  More Information

House Precinct Territory

House Precinct Territory

Design Strategies for the Productive City

By (author) Rafael Luna
By (author) Dongwoo Yim
By (author) Peyman Akhgar
By (author) Antony Moulis
By (author) Silvia Micheli
By (author) Graham Crist
By (author) John Doyle


Publishing 8th Apr 2024
Register interest

    Privacy Policy

    Log in to add this to your wishlist.
    • Catalogues a series of speculative design research projects exploring the implementation of manufacturing and agricultural production within cities
    • The book is pitched at a disciplinary audience of architects, landscape architects, urban planners, urbanists, urban theorists and those broadly interested in the optimisation of cities as productive centres
    Full Description

    The book departs from a reflection on contemporary issues of environmental and social sustainability. With buildings and cities being one of the primary accelerators of climate change, the tightening of urban environments is one of the mechanisms by which architects and urban planners can affect change. To date, models of urban densification and compact cities have been focused on sites of urban consumption — residential, commercial, civic and social spaces. Little thought has been given to the vast productive hinterlands around the world that support cities, through the growing of food, generation of power, production of goods and disposal of waste.

    Working through three scales of analysis, across three cities in the Asia Pacific Region, and deploying varying design research techniques ranging from critical observation to speculative scenario modelling, the book presents a series of projects that seek to retro-fit an existing urban environment with a productive program.

    The purpose of this project is to describe a series of models for the folding of production into our cities, with ambition of consolidating all components of human inhabitation within a smaller overall physical and environmental footprint.

    About the Author

    Dr. Rafael Luna is the co-founder of the architecture firm PRAUD and Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney. He received a Master of Architecture from MIT (2010), and his Ph.D. from L’Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland (2022). Dongwoo Yim is the co-founder of the architecture firm PRAUD and Assistant Professor in Architecture and Urban Design at Hongik University. He received a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Harvard University, and his undergraduate studies from Seoul National University. Dr. John Doyle is a senior lecturer in the School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University. He is the director of the Master of Architecture program, and a Visiting Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is a practicing architect and partner at Common. Dr. Graham Crist is an associate professor of Architecture at RMIT. He is a founding director of Melbourne based practice Antarctica Architects. Graham is currently the program manager and head of the Master of Urban Design. Dr. Silvia Micheli (BArch Politecnico di Milano; PhD, IUAV, Venice) researches and teaches contemporary design and history of architecture at the University of Queensland, where she is senior lecturer. Silvia's design research focuses on the productive city and how small-scale projects can enhance liveability and resilience in our communities. Dr. Antony Moulis is an associate professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Queensland, where he teaches and researches across architectural history and theory, urbanism and design. His collaborative design research investigates resilience and micro-urbanism in the contemporary city. Dr. Peyman Akhgar is associate lecturer at the University of Queensland. He received a Master of Architecture from Politecnico di Milano University (2016), and his Ph.D. from the University of Queensland, Australia (2021). Other contributors: Tali Hatuka, Dr. Remi Ayoko, Areti Markopoulou, Nina Rappaport.

    ORO Editions
    Publish date
    8th Apr 2024
    Paperback / softback
    World excluding USA, Canada, Australasia & Asia (except Japan; China non-exclusive)
    250 mm x 185 mm
    250 Pages
    200 color
    Recently Viewed

    Please log-in or create an account to see your recent items.