TERROIR as a state of mind

Balmforth, S 2007, TERROIR as a state of mind, Masters by Research, Architecture and Design, RMIT University.

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Title TERROIR as a state of mind
Author(s) Balmforth, S
Year 2007
Abstract Our three-year engagement with the RMIT Masters program has been an exploration in what we "do" and what our state of mind and operation is, to lead to a continued mastery in an expanding and evolving practice. Greater understanding of our strengths and weaknesses has allowed us to distance ourselves further from new projects and reflect upon the space these projects occupy within our framework of ideas and explorations.

The platform we have built for moving forward is structured upon that which already exists - primarily the collaboration between Gerard Reinmuth and Scott Balmforth - with a greater awareness of practice operative procedures to deal with "new" issues that we were confronted with during the Masters program, including; working outside collectives that encourage mastery with our exposure to new clients and managing practice scale which grew from a team of 15 to 25.

Current office projects were used as exemplars of the presentation of our ideas and methodology and to seek critical comment on "what we do" and propositions to assist us in using our "state of mind" as a platform to further innovation.

The projections on future practice that conclude our Masters program are of course therefore also projections as to how our collaboration can further yield new developments with the sharpness offered by the vision acquired during this Masters process. Any further "conclusions" would be anathema to the whole process we have undertaken - this document is the history of the practice and its projection.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture and Design
Keyword(s) Architecture -- Philosophy
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