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The architect as gleaner: Design practice as performance in the architectural office

P Raisbeck

Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, ARCOM 2016 | Published : 2016


With the rise of digital software and BIM work practices the architect's office is increasingly seen as a knowledge intensive digital workplace. Digital technologies are blurring the line between physical and virtual work practices both within and outside of the firm. Internally, physical and virtual workflows are now obviously interconnected. Externally, architects are now digitally connected to various stakeholders including clients, builders, consultants and sub-contractors. Yet, as a digital workplace few studies have looked at the work practices that have emerged out of this situation. An ethnographic investigation of two small architectural firms occupying one space is presented. ethno..

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