Preciseness, vagueness

Foley, D 2019, Preciseness, vagueness, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Architecture and Design, RMIT University.


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Title Preciseness, vagueness
Author(s) Foley, D
Year 2019
Abstract The research described on the following pages emanates from two decades of landscape architecture practice. By researching through, in and on my practice I have developed methods of working which better allow me to design and build landscapes using a new generation of materials derived from the construction and demolition sector. I present my practice work using two sources of research material: an analysis of the body of drawings that I have produced with my colleagues over the years, and a series of explorations that I have made in the re-use of construction and demolition waste, or secondary-raw-materials, as they interact with ecological processes. Using both sources of material I develop methods of venturous practice, including new ways of drawing, which promote and facilitate the creative use of secondary-raw-materials. I demonstrate how landscape architects can draw with preciseness while at the same time triggering ecological processes by using secondary-raw-materials, the form and format of which are unknown at the time of drawing. The research is presented in two ‘Books’, the first of which, Book 1, is the main body of the thesis, the second of which, Book 2, is a supporting series of ‘creative readings’. This research was supported in part by the EU FP7 funded ADAPT-r program.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture and Design
Subjects Architectural Design
Keyword(s) drawing
geometry
secondary-raw-materials
ecology
aesthetics
landscape architecture
preciseness
vagueness
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