Spaces of Architectural Overcoming

Smith, Cathy (2005) Spaces of Architectural Overcoming. IDEA Journal - Inside-Out, Brisbane, 51-59.

Author Smith, Cathy
Title Spaces of Architectural Overcoming
Journal name IDEA Journal - Inside-Out, Brisbane
ISSN 1445-5412
Publication date 2005
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
Start page 51
End page 59
Total pages 9
Place of publication Brisbane
Publisher Queensland University of Technology
Language eng
Subject 120103 Architectural History and Theory
Abstract This paper reflects an interest in how interior and landscape sites are connected in their capacity to exceed or ‘overcome’ architecture and practice conventions of designing, making and use. In professional architectural practice, these conventions are generally treated as distinct and hierarchical steps. This reflects a view of life that is ordered, controlled and deterministic. Referring to ideas that affirm the unpredictable and evolutionary nature of life, I argue for more experimental, improvised spatial practices. I have drawn from Elizabeth Grosz’s writings about space and time to show how we can use change and spontaneous making in everyday life as designing. This has helped me to question how spaces are produced, and the singular design ‘authority’ of the architect or building designer. I have found that working in interior and landscape sites provides more opportunities for unplanned construction connected to the lives of those who inhabit space: opening up architecture and architectural practice to unpredictable forces repressed in professional practice. This paper, part of my doctoral research, explores the conceptual and practical dimensions of experimental interior projects.
Keyword overcoming
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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