Don't Drop the Batton: Reclaiming a Knowledge of Construction
Crowther, Philip (2005) Don't Drop the Batton: Reclaiming a Knowledge of Construction. TAKE 4 - Collaboration and Coalition: Creating Architectural Knowledge in Contemporary Practice, pp. 51-59.
This paper presents a discussion about the common mode of architectural practice that sees the knowledge of architects spread wide but thin across many areas. It proposes, by example, a different mode of practice that sees the architect limiting the scope or breadth of practice, but deepening the knowledge of, and influence upon, a project. When the architect is also the builder, an internalised form of collaboration and a range of new possibilities occurs. There is the potential for on-site detailing which can lead to a different mode of practice and a different tectonically influenced style of architecture. The role of contract documents changes. Knowledge from two fields is blended and a more sophisticated knowledge base, by virtue of it broader field of input, is made possible.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||architecture, collaboration, construction, knowledge, practice|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 Royal Australian Institute of Architects|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||13 Dec 2005|
|Last Modified:||01 Sep 2010 22:38|
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