WIT Press


‘Praxis Of Inquiry’ In Architectural Design

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DN040571

Volume

73

Pages

11

Published

2004

Size

3,627 kb

Author(s)

T.J. Truesdale

Abstract

The formal break in our ‘connection’ to the natural world, by virtue of the barriers we construct to enclose space and control our environment, and the constant effort to embody that connection back into the built environment while accommodating the essential needs of the inhabitant, is rationalized through the rigorous integration of art and technology in architecture. This is an ongoing dialogue of inquiry, encompassing exploration and experimentation of and between the disciplines of science –the pragmatic real of technology– and culture –the emergent real of the idea– and takes place throughout the entire process of the architectural ‘event’: inspiration, technology and process, acting on or reacting to what exists or what has come before and what it now aspires to be, as matter fuses in time and space as an ‘event’ or a ‘series of events’ of architecture. Successful design exam

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