Designing a Difference, 2nd edition: Social Sustainability in Cyprus

Petros Lapithis, Anna Papadopoulou, Melissa Hekkers

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In design, we look for answers. We’re intuitively programmed to fulfil expectations pro¬posed by questions. We set boundaries, recall parameters, analyse and compartmentalise data, and we tirelessly try to pin down inspiration, passion and creativity in pursuit of answers.
Occasionally, at the end of the design process, questions will seemingly remain unanswered. This doesn’t devalue the project. Indeed, asking the right questions is what legitimises the project. In fact, it is our belief that social and environmental phenomena such as social sustainability and climate change, which have been the focus of architectural pedagogy in recent decades, can only be addressed through rigorous question-finding instead of streamlined problem-solving. Based on this principle, we believe that the next generation of architects will aim for a healthier built environment and will be making a difference through design.
The goal of this book is to transfer knowledge without any monetary benefit. The book is available for free.

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCyprus
PublisherPantheon Cultural Association press
Number of pages544
ISBN (Print)978-9963-9789-6-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020


  • architecture
  • , education, social sustainability


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