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Unseen Hands: 100 years of structural engineering (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
Littlefield, D. Unseen Hands: 100 years of structural engineering. [Exhibition, with accompanying catalogue]. 8 March 2019 - 1 September 2008. (Unpublished)

As part of the Institution of Structural Engineers’(IStructE) Centenary Celebrations, structural engineers, and their role in shaping the modern world, is celebrated in a special display at the V&A. Titled ‘Unseen Hands: 100 years of Structural En... Read More about Unseen Hands: 100 years of structural engineering.

“Heritage and time: mapping what is not there” (2017)
Book Chapter
Littlefield, D. (2017). “Heritage and time: mapping what is not there”. In J. Counsell, L. Mahdjoubi, & Y. Arayici (Eds.), Heritage Building Information Modelling, 32-44. Routledge

This paper examines ideas of authenticity and meaning, and considers how Heritage Building Information Modelling/Management may be used as a system which attempts to capture a site in its multiple conditions, enabling a comparison between its ideal a... Read More about “Heritage and time: mapping what is not there”.

A literature review on the privatisation of public space (2017)
Report
Devereux, M., & Littlefield, D. (in press). A literature review on the privatisation of public space

This literature review was undertaken at the request of Grosvenor Estates in order to better understand the academic context and literature around the perceived phenomenon of the privatisation of public space. The review considered a range of print m... Read More about A literature review on the privatisation of public space.

The living and the dead; an investigation into the status of erasure within the floor of Bath Abbey (2016)
Journal Article
Littlefield, D. (2016). The living and the dead; an investigation into the status of erasure within the floor of Bath Abbey. Interiors, 7(1), 3-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/20419112.2016.1163957

The floor of Bath Abbey offers a singular test of authenticity. Nineteenth century repairs and additions caused horizontal grave markers, which comprise the majority of the Abbey’s floor, to become separated from the burial sites they were intended t... Read More about The living and the dead; an investigation into the status of erasure within the floor of Bath Abbey.

Architectural place as a resource: Principles towards a manifesto (2015)
Digital Artefact
Devereux, M., Littlefield, D., & Meraz, F. (2015). Architectural place as a resource: Principles towards a manifesto

There is a great deal of debate around the question of who owns our cities. Space and buildings perceived as 'public' are often not as 'open' and accessible as they appear to be whilst 'private' space and buildings are often very 'open.' The question... Read More about Architectural place as a resource: Principles towards a manifesto.

Informal architecture/s (2015)
Book Chapter
Rice, L. (2015). Informal architecture/s. In L. Rice, & D. Littlefield (Eds.), Transgression: Towards an Expanded Field of Architecture, 87-101. Routledge

This chapter is a critical examination of the architecture/s of informal cities. Informal cities will house the majority of the world’s urban population by the middle of this century. The scale of this new development is unprecedented in its scale, e... Read More about Informal architecture/s.

Transgression: Body and space (2014)
Journal Article
Sara, R., & Littlefield, D. (2014). Transgression: Body and space. Architecture and Culture, 2(3), 293-302

The theme of “Transgression: body and space” emerges from a vigorous series of research activities, publications and events (herein entitled the Transgression project) that were undertaken between 2010 and 2014 at the School of Architecture, Universi... Read More about Transgression: Body and space.

Transgression: Towards an expanded field of architecture (2014)
Book
Rice, L., & Littlefield, D. (2014). Transgression: Towards an expanded field of architecture. Taylor & Francis

The potency of the word “transgress” is hardly reflected in its Latin etymology – to go or walk across. The language is benign, but symbolically loaded: to violate, to infringe, to go beyond the boundaries. To transgress is to break, violate, infring... Read More about Transgression: Towards an expanded field of architecture.

The Scarlet Letter: A critical review (2014)
Journal Article
Littlefield, D., & Sara, R. (2014). The Scarlet Letter: A critical review. Architecture and Culture, 2(3), 403-416. https://doi.org/10.2752/205078214X14107818390757

Nathaniel Hawthorn’s 19th century romance The Scarlet Letter centres on the simple transgression of adultery and its social consequences. Hawthorn’s narrative and story-telling skill, however, is far from simple; the author manages to subtly and clev... Read More about The Scarlet Letter: A critical review.

Transgression: Body and space (2014)
Journal Article
Sara, R., & Littlefield, D. (2014). Transgression: Body and space. Architecture and Culture, 2(3), 295-304. https://doi.org/10.2752/205078214X14107818390513

© Bloomsbury 2014. The theme of transgression has been the subject of much twentieth-century thought, touching on a range of ideas including, for example, identity, society, the nature of architecture and the social role of the carnival. Here, Rachel... Read More about Transgression: Body and space.

Installation and performance (2013)
Book Chapter
Littlefield, D. (2013). Installation and performance. In G. Brooker, & L. Weinthal (Eds.), The Handbook of Interior Architecture and DesignBloomsbury Publishing Plc

This chapter addresses the ways in which spaces can be considered as frames for human occupancy - and, conversely, the ways in which the manner of occupancy can frame the space itself. Further, the chapter considers art, film and performance with ref... Read More about Installation and performance.

Heritage at the Periphery; the York Street vaults, the Roman baths, bath (2012)
Book Chapter
Littlefield, D. (2012). Heritage at the Periphery; the York Street vaults, the Roman baths, bath. In R. Morrow, & M. Abdelmonem (Eds.), Peripheries, 129-141. Routledge

The York Street vaults form the southern periphery of the Roman Baths, located within the wider World Heritage Site of the city of Bath itself. A long-term study of these vaults have highlighted tensions within contemporary notions of heritage and au... Read More about Heritage at the Periphery; the York Street vaults, the Roman baths, bath.

London (re)generation (2012)
Book
Littlefield, D. (2012). D. Littlefield (Ed.), London (re)generation. John Wiley & Sons

An edition of Architectural Design (AD: January/February 2012) addressing the notion of regeneration within the context of London. This multi-contributor journal examines key regeneration initiatives in the UK capital, as well as asking if the term "... Read More about London (re)generation.

The York Street Vaults; learning from the periphery of heritage (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Littlefield, D. (2011, October). The York Street Vaults; learning from the periphery of heritage. Paper presented at Peripheries, AHRA conference

The York Street vaults lie on the periphery of the Roman baths in Bath, England. They form the southern perimeter of this Grade 1 listed site, but they lie beyond the boundary of the museum ‘experience’. The vaults, rich in Roman archeology, sit in d... Read More about The York Street Vaults; learning from the periphery of heritage.

Narrative Space: “Estranged Space; a study at the Roman baths, Bath” (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Littlefield, D. (2010, April). Narrative Space: “Estranged Space; a study at the Roman baths, Bath”. Paper presented at Narrative Space

Paper delivered to the "Narrative Space" conference, organised by the universities of Leicester and Nottingham, April 2010. In this presentation I will explore notions of spatial strangeness and estrangedness. Drawing on a study of the Roman bat... Read More about Narrative Space: “Estranged Space; a study at the Roman baths, Bath”.

New architecture in Japan (2010)
Book
Sumner, Y., Pollock, N., Littlefield, D., & Sumner, E. (2010). Y. Sumner (Ed.), New architecture in Japan. Merrell

This informative and beautifully illustrated book showcases projects of all types, sizes and budgets from the last decade in Japan, and includes museums, private houses, schools, shops, hospitals, airports and chapels. Both cutting-edge, emerging you... Read More about New architecture in Japan.

Good office design (2009)
Book
Littlefield, D. (2009). Good office design. RIBA Publishing

This book examines the trends and innovations at the cutting edge of office design in the UK today. Selected from British Council for Offices Award winners since 2002 and interpreting empirical analyses by Davis Langdon, the varied and stunningly ill... Read More about Good office design.

Home: investing in design (2008)
Book
Littlefield, D. (2008). Home: investing in design. Wiley

HOME: Investing in Design shows how any property can be transformed into a stunning home with the help of design professionals. It features 17 inspirational homes that have all been extended, converted or reorganised to create dramatic living spaces... Read More about Home: investing in design.


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