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The Culture of Building

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The Culture of Building

The Culture of Building (Oxford University Press) is a 2006 book by Howard Davis, a professor of architecture at the University of Oregon. It describes how buildings throughout the ages and varied settings are products of a building culture - the "coordinated system of knowledge, rules, procedures, and habit that surrounds the building process in a given place and time".[1] Davis suggests that this culture is a cross-global phenomenon in which thousands of buildings are produced through shared and predictable methods of working.[2]


  1. ^ Davis 2006, p. 5
  2. ^ "The Culture of Building". Retrieved April 28, 2013.


  • Davis, Howard (2006), The Culture of Building, New York, NY: Oxford University Press,  

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