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Projected Evolution: Expanding Self into the Environs

Taylor, Mark (2005) Projected Evolution: Expanding Self into the Environs. In Wilson, Andrew (Ed.) Review 2004 : projects review of architecture at QUT in 2004. Queensland University of Technology, School of Design, Brisbane, pp. 27-34.

Abstract

In this short essay I discuss the relationship between the body and tectonic surroundings, particularly settings generated by the imprint of an inhabiting subject as it projects into the environs. Such a debate is contingent on both traditional and modernist orthodoxies of western architecture, particularly as they attempt to distinguish between surface effects emanating from a subject and those imposed by tectonic condition. My concern is to discuss the imprint of the body in its environs as a form of projected evolution, a term borrowed from the philosopher Gerald Heard, but also as a means of understanding how interior space can bear the imprint of an inhabiting body, a body that leaves traces.

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ID Code: 7281
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Architecture Philosophy, Aesthetics, Interior Design
ISBN: 1741070953
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Interior Design (120106)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Mark Taylor
Deposited On: 11 May 2007
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2010 09:10

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