Topos, topology or topography? a case study, utilising earthworks in the development of landscape architecture as a hybrid methodology

Raxworthy, J 2002, Topos, topology or topography? a case study, utilising earthworks in the development of landscape architecture as a hybrid methodology, Masters by Research, Architecture and Design, RMIT University.


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Title Topos, topology or topography? a case study, utilising earthworks in the development of landscape architecture as a hybrid methodology
Author(s) Raxworthy, J
Year 2002
Abstract This project comprises an argument about topography, developed through a series of exercises undertaken in practice, in the design studio and for the Masters itself. The project is interested in design and design methods and processes as its central focus. The outcome of the project is a CD with a virtual landscape of these exercises, shown in three views (Figure 57, Figure 58), which were also used as the final exhibition (Figure 59 and Figure 60). On the CD a tour through the virtual landscape based around the question of 'representation' in relation to topography is investigated. Finally, an exercise at the cusp of the completion of the project, a competition entry for Queensbridge Square, illustrates how these methods work when applied as a set, to propose a method for manipulating topography in a manner that seeks to overcome the limitations of conventional representation, and thereby produces landscape form outside the bounds of conventional compositional languages.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture and Design
Subjects Landscape Architecture
Keyword(s) landscape architecture
topography
earthworks
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