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Constructs of space : new ways of seeing co-mediated urban environments

Holt-Damant, Kathi & Wyeld, Theodor G. (2005) Constructs of space : new ways of seeing co-mediated urban environments. In Holt-Damant, Kathi & Sanders, Paul (Eds.) Proceeding of the AASA Conference : Drawing Together : Convergent Practises in Architectural Education. University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Abstract

A Refereed publication of the 2005 conference proceedings from the Australasian Association of Schools of Architecture (AASA) held in Brisbane in September 2005. The theme of the conference was 'Convergent Practices in Architectural Education'

In keeping with the theme of the conference: ‘Drawing together’ this paper will discuss a short intensive collaboration between architecture and virtual environment students. The collaboration was a four-week segment of a semester-long architectural design studio where both groups of students explored urban environments through mixed-media and visual images. Complex spatial relationships were reappraised with particular attention given to public/urban space, railway corridors, stations and open space systems. Multimedia applications were used as a vehicle to enable students to gain an understanding of how people actually use public space over how we speculate they might use it. With an emphasis on these seemingly banal environments, students were encouraged to capture those visual images that distilled an experience of space. The architecture students produced a series of one-minute video clips which, when shown in sequence, built a comprehensive physical experience of the environment studied, while the Virtual Environment students concentrated on producing panoramas of the two station precincts. This paper will highlight some aspects of the collaborative process between two similar, but different, design disciplines.

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ID Code: 21187
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Architectural education, Architectural practice, Multimedia, Urban space and mass transit
ISBN: 1864998415
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architecture not elsewhere classified (120199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 University of Queensland and Kathi Holt-Damant and Theodor G. Wyeld
Copyright Statement: Copying for studying, research, review and critique as permitted under the Copyright Act.
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2009 15:47
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:54

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