Joel Sanders Architect


Architectures of Masculinity
Edited by: Joel Sanders

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Stud is an interdisciplinary exploration of the active role architecture plays in the construction of male identity. Architects, artists, and theorists investigate how sexuality is constituted through the organization of materials, objects, and human subjects in actual space. This collection of essays and visual projects critically analyzes the spaces that we habitually take for granted but that quietly participate in the manufacturing of “maleness.” Employing a variety of critical perspectives (feminism, “queer theory,” deconstruction, and psychoanalysis), Stud’s contributors reveal how masculinity, always an unstable construct, is coded in our environment. Stud also addresses the relationship between architecture and gay male sexuality, illustrating the resourceful ways that gay men have appropriated and reordered everyday public domains, from streets to sex clubs, in the formation of gay social space.

Published by Princeton Architectural Press, 1996
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Joel Sanders:

Writings and Projects
Edited by: Joel Sanders



Joel Sanders: Writings and Projects draws on the different facets of a career in a monograph that combines architectural work with a number of recent essays. Notable projects include House for a Bachelor, which features an Astroturf subterranean backyard spa; the Five Minute Bathroom (designed for Wallpaper magazine), which carries its occupant through his or her morning preparation assembly line fashion; and the 24/7 Business Hotel (designed for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum), a multipurpose environment that caters to twenty-four hours in the life of a business traveler.

Published by Monacelli Press, 2005
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Between Landscape and Architecture
Edited by: Diana Balmori and Joel Sanders



Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture maps an interdisciplinary trend over the past ten years of architects and landscape architects undertaking groundbreaking projects that propose an integration of landscape and architecture, dissolving traditional distinctions between building and site. The volume champions a unified practice of landscape and architecture that yields provocative designs that allow built structures and landscapes to perform as linked interactive systems that heal the environment.

Published by Monacelli Press, 2011
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