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  • Apr 2007

Organizing for Change

Integrating Architectural Thinking in Other Fields



  • With texts by international renowned specialists such as Ole Bouman, Rem Koolhaas, Andreas Ruby, Marc Wigley

  • Interdisciplinary contributions to a key topic in current architecture discourse

  • Four-colored illustrated layout throughout, designed by the international advertising agency "Reklamebüro”

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Table of contents (4 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-15
  2. Business Meets Design

    • Robert Bauer
    Pages 16-49
  3. Interact or Die

    • Ole Bouman
    Pages 50-113
  4. Designing Communications

    • Thomas Duschlbauer
    Pages 114-129
  5. Positions of Neorealism

    • Andreas Ruby
    Pages 130-270

About this book

With the rise of the global economy and the increasing interconnectedness of all fields, architects find themselves confronted with new tasks and fields of activity – the profession is in flux.

Renowned international experts from Europe and the United States discuss this development in twenty-five technical papers: What competences do architects have that can help them to meet the challenges of new tasks? What additional skills and knowledge will they need?

What concrete strategies are architects already using today to hold their own in new fields of activity? What can be learned from this? The book begins with a brief introduction by the editor, who frames these problems and issues and embeds the essays within the larger context of contemporary architectural discourse. Short biographies of the authors at the end of the book round off the publication.


  • Architectural Profession
  • Architecture
  • Architecture of Organization
  • Reprogramming Architecture
  • architects

About the authors

Michael Shamiyeh is a practicing architect with his own firm. He is also the founder and director of the Design-Organisation-Medien Forschungslabor (Design-Organization-Media Research Laboratory, DOM) at the Kunstuniversität Linz (University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Organizing for Change

  • Book Subtitle: Integrating Architectural Thinking in Other Fields

  • Editors: Michael Shamiyeh

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel

  • eBook Packages: Architecture and Design, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Birkhäuser Basel 2007

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 286

  • Number of Illustrations: 21 b/w illustrations, 155 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Architectural History and Theory