INTERNAL CONSISTENCIES: REGARDING WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

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dc.contributor.author Shotton, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-05T02:10:37Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-15T02:35:12Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-05T02:10:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-15T02:35:12Z
dc.date.issued 2007-10-05T02:10:37Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2100/494
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19689
dc.description.abstract Rather than seeing a distinction between theoretical discourse and the science of building Vitruvius, a Roman architect and engineer active in the 1st century BC, argued convincingly for the breadth of knowledge necessary to practice architecture with authority, that "knowledge is the child of practice and theory". The crux of his argument is that a sufficient breadth of training, to appreciate both the theoretical and practical sciences, is necessary to lend authority to creative vision. In like spirit, a series of workshops in UCD Architecture has sought to challenge the contemporary lack of sympathy between theoretical discourse and the science of building which disables the authority with which both students and practitioners practice. Embedded within each workshop are variations regarding intent, from the cultural discourse of the international collaboration of the North Atlantic Rim project, to the theoretical concerns of the Ateliers Series and environmental bias of the Irish Timber course, each drawing upon discourses external to architecture and leavening them against the inherent logic of material and structural imperatives. The resulting evolution in design process, linking both technological imperatives and conceptual intentions to the creative act, shatters the prevailing disjunction between theoretical concerns and technological explorations in the discipline of architecture. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject technology en
dc.subject material practice en
dc.subject design build en
dc.subject education en
dc.title INTERNAL CONSISTENCIES: REGARDING WEIGHTS AND MEASURES en
dc.type Article en


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