Designing Social Architecture: Spaces, Relationships, and Communities in the Philippines

Product details:

Paperback: 206 pages

Publisher: Lexington Books (2022)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1793649510

ISBN-13: 978-1793649515



Drawing on qualitative research conducted in the impoverished areas of Manila, Philippines, Fuyuki Makino examines how experimental methods in modern architecture have helped form micro-relationships, social networks, and social structures among the inhabitants and considers whether the architects’ aim to promote certain social behaviors was successful or not.


Fuyuki Makino, a promising anthropologist and architecture expert, develops architectural anthropology as an effective communication framework around the key metaphor of ‘architecture,’ and discusses the social contributions of anthropologists through their involvement with socially vulnerable communities in the Philippines.– Itsuki Yasuyoshi, Waseda University