Design concepts and processes for public Aboriginal architecture

Memmott, P. C. and Reser, J. (2000). Design concepts and processes for public Aboriginal architecture. In: R. Lamb and R. Thorne, The Person-Environment and Cultural Heritage Journal of Australia and New Zealand; Proceedings 11th Conference on People Physical Environment Research. 11th Conference on People Physical Environment Research, University of Sydney, NSW, (69-86). 3-6 December, 1998.

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Author Memmott, P. C.
Reser, J.
Title of paper Design concepts and processes for public Aboriginal architecture
Conference name 11th Conference on People Physical Environment Research
Conference location University of Sydney, NSW
Conference dates 3-6 December, 1998
Proceedings title The Person-Environment and Cultural Heritage Journal of Australia and New Zealand; Proceedings 11th Conference on People Physical Environment Research
Place of Publication Sydney
Publisher PAPER
Publication Year 2000
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISSN 1031-7465
Editor R. Lamb
R. Thorne
Volume PaPER55-56
Issue Special Australian Aboriginal Double Issue no. 55-56
Start page 69
End page 86
Total pages 18
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The authors wrote this paper in an attempt to document and describe how to address the design challenge of a public building which captures and distils Indigenous cultural assumptions, perspectives, connections, and cultural content. Although there is a body of knowledge about Aboriginal vernacular design and meaning, and about related architectural design issues, there is not a good sense of how relevant this collective wisdom is in the context of a public or monumental building. There are also many pitfalls in prescribing something in a domain which is largely uncharted - or indeed of prescribing anything to architects, or on behalf of Aboriginal communities. Questions that are addressed in this paper include:- What might an interested architect want to know about Aboriginal cultures? What are some possible thematic elements and complexes that might lend themselves to architectural form, function and meaning? What are some good and bad examples of previous attempts to design and incorporate Indigenous culture into public buildings? What Aboriginal design issues are most relevant to the design of public architecture?
Subjects 310100 Architecture and Urban Environment
420305 Aboriginal Cultural Studies
C1
680299 Other
310101 Architecture
Keyword Aboriginal architecture
Aboriginal culture
public buildings
monumental buildings
Indigenous architecture
Q-Index Code C1

 
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