PLACE AND PARAMETRICISM: PROVOCATIONS FOR THE RETHINKING OF DESIGN

Grant number: DP170104010 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020

Completed

Abstract

This project aims to explore whether quantitative methods of digital and parametric design can adequately encompass place. Quantitative digital and parametric approaches increasingly dominate contemporary architecture, but people assume architectural design should be essentially oriented to questions of place. The project will operate through a set of studio provocations based on the fictional places of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels. The project is expected to clarify the nature of place and parametricism, and rethink what design itself might be.

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