Mutations: experiments in process, typology and the instrumentality of recognition

Milbourne, B 2019, Mutations: experiments in process, typology and the instrumentality of recognition, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Architecture and Urban Design, RMIT University.

Document type: Thesis
Collection: Theses

Title Mutations: experiments in process, typology and the instrumentality of recognition
Author(s) Milbourne, B
Year 2019
Abstract This research is a reflection on the creative practice of Ben Milbourne, investigating the criteria used and the judgement of their application in the development of architectural and design works. The focus of this PhD has been on exploring design processes of transformation, or mutation, of information embedded within existing built environments. The research articulates a distinction between urban `data' manifested within a particular place and typological `information' identifiable through the examination of multiple objects or environments of the same type. In the context of this research `Mutate' is related to its etymological root in Latin, meaning `to change' reflecting an interest in the transition from one configuration to another of typological traits while remaining recognisably related to the original or base condition. Through this research a projective typological approach via the application of process-based design and/or digital fabrication, for the identification, transformation and integration of typological information is described. This methodology emphasises the value of the intelligence of a given built environment as the source material for new design works to be inserted within them. This approach seeks ongoing availability to users of programmatic, semantic, cultural and other shared knowledge that is encoded within existing built environments, during a period of rapid growth in Australian cities and accelerating change in what we require of our buildings and the way in which they are realised.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture and Urban Design
Subjects Architectural Design
Keyword(s) Architecture
Urban Design
Design Research
Built Environments
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