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Architectural Research as an Autopoietic System: Shifting the Focus from Actors and Identities to Systems

Peter Raisbeck

THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020 September 7-8 Working Papers | ARCOM | Published : 2020


This research describes and examines how an association of small Australian architects undertook a self-initiated research project. This project involved a collaboration between the association, represented through its governing board and a university researcher. The group of architects developed a project that asked if architect-designed house renovations improved capital gains in an inner-city property market. This research question was the result of concerned within the group of how its members could better communicate to their potential client base. Hence, the group sought quantitative research that would act to shape public narratives about the value of architects. Notably, the study wa..

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