Composing the Whole Thing

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


A central mode of thinking for built environment practitioners generally and architects in particular is that based on part to whole relationships, the idea that fractional relationships necessarily characterise coherent objects and building ensembles and in turn reference nature as the basis for beauty. The notion that all parts relate to a whole can be taken as one index of the limits practitioners, educators, and scholars have identified in certain modes of thinking and practice whether at the scale of the building or the scale of urban form. This paper pursues research into alternate modes of architectural design that challenge perceived limits of part-whole logics, revealing other manners of thinking that deploy specific form-generation strategies and devices and contribute to a practice that embraces complexity and in turn reveals unforeseen potentialities on the edge of design research.
Period28 Sept 2018
Event titleAnnual Design Research Conference
Event typeConference
LocationSydney, AustraliaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational