Architecture Beyond Criticism : Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation

Preiser, Wolfgang and Davis, Aaron and Salama, Ashraf and Hardy, Andrea, eds. (2014) Architecture Beyond Criticism : Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation. Routledge. ISBN 9780415725323

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For the first time, this book demonstrates that the two paradigms of architectural criticism and performance evaluation can not only co-exist but complement each other in the assessment of built works. As architecture takes more principled stances worldwide, from environmental sustainability to social, cultural, and economic activism, this book examines the roles of perceived and measured quality in architecture. By exploring in tandem both subjective traditional architectural criticism and environmental design and performance evaluation and its objective evaluation criteria, the book argues that both methodologies and outcomes can achieve a comprehensive assessment of quality in architecture.