Scene 8

Taylor, Mark (2001) Scene 8. In Borden, Iain & McCreery, Sandy (Eds.) New Babylonians: contemporary visions of Situationist City. Wiley-Academy, London, pp. 60-63.


This project is a speculation on the urban environment of the future. It is not a literal urban architecture that shapes and reshapes refined materials into concrete realities, as buildings, spaces and infrastructure, but is an allegory for 'city,' influenced by narrative and cinematic thought. As one of several participants to an invitational design proposal for Wellington's Northern Gateway, the team responded to the fifty year time frame and given scenario (number 8 out of 11) by treating the brief as any filmic scenarist would - to imagine urban development emanating from this story of multiple stories. This basic heuretic device enables a processual method to emerge and inform the speculation.

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ID Code: 7566
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Architecture Philosophy, Aesthetics, Situation
ISBN: 9780471499091
Subjects: 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
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Wiley-Academy
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Deposited On: 14 May 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:40

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