The Architecture of Cultural Institutions
(Supervisors: Lawrence Barth, Jorge Fiori)
Beginning in the late nineteenth-century and becoming codified by the early twentieth, cultural buildings came to acquire a salient role in urban reasoning. The thesis pursues the architectural richness of this reasoning through three distinct but interrelated cases, which exemplify the themes and strategies linking cultural buildings to the spatial politics of the liberal metropolis. Seen in their relation to a complex and persistent urban discourse, these cases allow as the dynamism and differentiation that architecture brings to the urban field.
PhD completed this year.
Pavlos Philippou is an architect involved in practice, teaching and research. He has taught at the AA, while his work has been published and exhibited internationally – especially a winning Europan entry. Apart from his PhD, Pavlos has completed both his Diploma and MA (Housing & Urbanism, Distinction) at the AA.