Analogical Inquiry in First Year Architecture Studios

Stephen Frith, Eugenie Keefer Bell

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    Abstract

    Strategies in first year architecture studios at the University of Canberra are intended to encourage development of intellectual horizons on which increasingly complex inquiry and practice can build. Students in first semester are introduced to the language of western architecture through its origins in ancient Greek and Roman literature, especially in rhetorical manuals. ‘Dialectics’ is introduced in the idea of a ‘conversation’ between the student/architect and his/her work, as a kind of ‘uncovering’ or ‘revealing’ through which the design may emerge. Studio projects establish as primary themes the notions of translation, especially of emblem or symbol, and of interpretation. In second semester, architecture is located in the study of ‘type,’ especially of the house and its foundational theme of ‘returning to origins,’ of inhabitation, and of anamnesis, or recovery from memory into a contemporary context and setting. These projects aim to develop awareness that architecture and the language in which it is situated have histories and precedents worthy of attention, and that analogical thought is inextricably linked to the making of architecture
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationArt and Design Update: New Policies – New Opportunities : Proceedings of the 2004 Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools Annual Conference
    EditorsClare Newton, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherUniversity of Melbourne
    Pages1-7
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)0731530403
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventDesign + Research: Project Based Research in Architecture 2nd Intnl Conf of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 28 Sep 200330 Sep 2003

    Publication series

    NameArchitectural Design Research
    PublisherAssociation of Architecture Schools of Australiasia
    Number1
    Volume3
    ISSN (Print)1448-9007

    Conference

    ConferenceDesign + Research: Project Based Research in Architecture 2nd Intnl Conf of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period28/09/0330/09/03

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