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1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 RESEARCH PROBLEM
1.2 RESEARCH OBJECTIVES
1.3 THE STRUCTURE OF THE THESIS
1.4 METHODOLOGICAL REMARKS
1.4.1 Data analysis and interpretation
1.4.2 Evaluation of validity in qualitative research
1.4.3 The position of the author
2 MAPPING THE RESEARCH BACKGROUND
2.1 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
2.1.1 Types of discourse within architecture
2.1.2 Concepts of theory
2.1.3 Classifying architectural theory
2.2 PARADIGMS IN ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH
2.2.1 Positivism and postpositivism
Positivism and structuralism
Influence on architectural discourse
2.2.2 Critical theory
Postcriticality discussion
2.2.3 Constructivism
2.3 USER INVOLVEMENT AS AN ETHICAL ISSUE
2.3.2 Grounds for the ethical problems
2.4 A NICHE FOR THE RESEARCH
3 PHENOMENOLOGY: CONCEPTS, PERSPECTIVES
3.1 PHENOMENOLOGY: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
3.2.1 Epistemology: lived experience
3.2.2 Ontology: lifeworld—the shared horizon
Homeworld and alienworlds
Heidegger’s perspective: authenticity, dwelling and the fourfold
3.2.3 Methodology: interpretation
Gadamer’s perspective
Phenomenological hermeneutics and conservatism
3.3 TOWARDS ARCHITECTURE: ART, ETHICS, AND SPACE
3.3.2 Searching for an ethical basis of architecture
Addressing criticisms
3.3.3 A lived experience of space
3.4 SUMMARY
4 PHENOMENOLOGY: NEW CHALLENGES
4.1 TECHNOLOGY AND EVERYDAY LIFE
4.1.1 The user as a “global nomad”
4.2 DIAGRAMMATIZATION OF ARCHITECTURAL THEORY
4.2.1. Media, architectural criticism and user involvement
4.3 SUSTAINABILITY CONCERNS
4.4 CONCLUSIONS: THE RELEVANCE OF PHENOMENOLOGY TODAY
5 APPROACHING ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE
5.1 PHENOMENOLOGY AS PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY
5.1.1 Rhetoric and architecture
5.2 EPISTEMOLOGY OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
5.2.1 Reflection-in-Action
5.2.2 Architectural design as a reflective practice
5.3 MOVING TOWARDS A REFLECTIVE CONTRACT
6.2 METHODOLOGICAL REMARKS
6.2.1 Case study—general characteristics
6.2.2 Case study’s design
6.2.3 Validity and reliability issues in case studies
6.3 CASE STUDY REPORT
6.3.1 Initial remarks
6.3.3 Development of issues
Lifeworld: approaching the context
Lived experience: approaching the user’s perspective
Interpretation: approaching the process
The outcome
6.3.5 Conclusions
7 FINAL REFLECTIONS
7.1 CONTRIBUTIONS TO EXISTING KNOWLEDGE
7.2 INDICATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
7.3 REFLECTING ON THE ROUTE
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Thesis Sirowy Phenomenological Concepts in Architecture

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