germinant design practice: a do-it-yourself narrative

Catherine Smith (2008). germinant design practice: a do-it-yourself narrative Master's Thesis, School of Architecture, The University of Queensland.

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Author Catherine Smith
Thesis Title germinant design practice: a do-it-yourself narrative
School, Centre or Institute School of Architecture
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2008
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Open Access Status Other
Subjects 1201 Architecture
Abstract/Summary This thesis is concerned with architectural and design practitioners involved in areas outside of their training: specifically, with the way designers embrace a do-it-yourself or DIY ethic to create experimental, ephemeral, collaborative environments not usually considered “architecture” in the professional sense. This happens because they become directly involved with a variety of methods, construction activities, project types and materials normally associated with amateur building. The thesis does not aim to contribute to more comprehensive solutions for architectural production (say, commercial practice), but rather focuses on a particular production opportunity. It attempts to draw forth qualities of process, practice and conceptualisation that are of relevance to architecture and could be the basis of future exploration in architecture. Thesis submitted for the award of Master of Applied Science (Research), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2008
Keyword DIY architecture

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Created: Mon, 22 Feb 2010, 13:31:46 EST by Ms Catherine Smith on behalf of School of Architecture