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Design process: Transfer and transformation

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Show simple record Wagner, Cesar Archbold, Richard 2011-06-19T23:09:23Z 2011-06-19T23:09:23Z 2010
dc.description.abstract This paper is drawn from research into the learning process provided by a design studio exercise where students are asked to design an extension for an iconic modernist building in Brazil. The design problem becomes an exercise in appropriate contextual response, not just to the specific site location, and local culture, but also to the architectural language and function of an existing modernist building. The Modern movement saw in Brazil not just the rising of a talented group of young architects, committed to the design and aesthetics of the new movement, but also the development of a distinctive and unique architectural language. From the 1920s onwards the possibility for the legitimacy of any architectural work appeared to be found in the scope of the object and its specific situation, and no longer in some previous classical order. This is evidence, in the case of Brazil, of the importance attributed to the locality in pre-Brasília architecture and on the healthy relationship between form and technique. Since 2007, the Brazil Studio design course at the Department of Architecture at Unitec New Zealand, has challenged students with ideas of adaptation, transformation, and appropriate responses to strong existing contexts. This paper investigates the learning process of transfer of knowledge through the analysis and transformation of a modernist masterpiece. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher University of New South Wales en_NZ
dc.relation.uri en_NZ
dc.subject Design education en_NZ
dc.subject Brazilian modernism en_NZ
dc.subject Building adaptation en_NZ
dc.title Design process: Transfer and transformation en_NZ
dc.type Conference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedings en_NZ
dc.rights.holder Cesar Wagner and Richard Archbold en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 120101 Architectural Design en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Wagner, C. & Archbold, R. (2010). Design process: Transfer and transformation. In G. Forsyth (Ed.). Proceedings of ConnectED 2010 - 2nd International Conference on Design Education, Sydney. Retrieved from en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.publication.title Proceedings of ConnectED 2010 - 2nd International Conference on Design Education en_NZ
unitec.conference.title ConnectED 2010 - 2nd International Conference on Design Education en_NZ University of New South Wales en_NZ
unitec.conference.location Sydney en_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate 2010-06-28
unitec.conference.edate 2010-07-01
unitec.peerreviewed yes en_NZ

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