Building a better world: Can architecture shape behaviour?

Golembiewski, Jan A. (2014) Building a better world: Can architecture shape behaviour? The Conversation, January(7).

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Abstract

In 1966, a British planner called Maurice Broady came up with a new term for the architectural lexicon: architectural determinism.

This was to describe the practice of groundlessly asserting that design solutions would change behaviour in a predictable and positive way.

It was a new phrase but the belief system behind it – that buildings shape behaviour – had allowed the heroes of architecture to make all kinds of outlandish claims.

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ID Code: 84768
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Conversation Media Group
Deposited On: 14 Jun 2015 23:44
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015 22:49

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