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Performance-Oriented Architecture

Performance-Oriented Architecture
By Michael Hensel, Wiley, £27.99

A proposition from academic Hensel that we consider buildings through ‘performance’, moving the focus from the ‘work’ itself to the ‘event’. Luckily it has a few examples of buildings which go at least some of the way to explain the theory.

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