Traditionally, architecture has been preoccupied with the resolution of form. That concern helps to make photogenic buildings, which have received a great deal of attention. This book looks instead at the idea of the flows, which connects things together and moves between things. It is more difficult to discuss, but more necessary, because it is what makes things work. Architects have to think about flow – the flow of people through buildings, the flow of energy into buildings, and waste out of them – but usually the effects of flow do not find expression. The essays gathered here present a collection of exploratory ideas and offer an understanding of buildings, people and settlements through concepts of flow.

chapter |40 pages


ByAndrew Ballantyne, Chris L. Smith

part |104 pages

Places in Flux

chapter |18 pages

Oceanic Spaces of Flow

ByAmanda Yates

chapter |18 pages

Interpretive Flow: A 1930s Trans-Cultural Architectural Nexus

ByÅsa Andersson

chapter |18 pages

Solar Flow: The Uses of Light in Gold Coast Living

ByPatricia Wise

chapter |18 pages

Trade Flow: Architectures of Informal Markets

ByPeter Mörtenböck, Helge Mooshammer

chapter |10 pages

Local Flows: Rom-Hoob's Phenomena of Transition

BySoranart Sinuraibhan

part |69 pages

Spaces of Flow

chapter |14 pages

Controlling Flow: On the Logistics of Distributive Space

ByCraig Martin

chapter |18 pages

Temporal Flows

BySteve Basson

chapter |20 pages

Navigating Flow: Architecture of the Blogosphere

ByWael Salah Fahmi

chapter |16 pages

The (Not So) Smooth Flow Between Architecture and Life

ByStephen Loo

part |20 pages


chapter |18 pages

Limits of Fluxion

ByMichael Tawa