Making leisure work: Architecture and the experience economy

Research output: Book/Report/EssayBook

2 Scopus citations


Contemporary architecture of theme-based design is examined in this book, leading to a new understanding of architecture's role in the increasingly diversified consumer environment. It explores the ‘Experience Economy’ to reveal how everyday environments strategically and opportunistically blur our leisure, work, and personal life experiences.

Considering scientific design research, consumer psychology, and Hollywood story-telling techniques, the book looks at how the design of theme parks, casinos, and shopping malls has influenced our more unexpectedly themed spaces, from the city to the hospital.

Widely taking architecture as a social practice, this text is of relevance to all cultural and sociological studies in the built and material environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages258
ISBN (Electronic)9781315881447
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Arts and Humanities


Dive into the research topics of 'Making leisure work: Architecture and the experience economy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this