Drawing blood : writing architecture at the Old Slave Lodge

 

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dc.contributor.author Lewis, Michael en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 2010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Lewis, M. 2010. Drawing blood : writing architecture at the Old Slave Lodge. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18801
dc.description.abstract The intent of this design dissertation was to set off on a journey of exploration and experimentation that would open itself up to unexpected or surprising results. With no expected result, this inductive process of research would hopefully result in a design investigation that was rich and original, and certainly not predetermined. In this spirit, Jeremy Till argues that research is not a linear process, and that the contingent researcher should enjoy "the sideways knocks of new ideas." These contingencies are to be seen as a field of opportunities to be gathered and filtered through the intent of the research project.' In order to document this process, a report was generated during the year that attempted track the various operations, strands of thought, and experiments that took place during the investigation. It was necessary at the time for this work to be located personally, to effectively tell the story of "my experiments with process"'. It was an interwoven mat of academic texts, narratives, personal experiences and subjective formal work, and it was hard to know at the time exactly how these would all fit together to inform a design project. Jennifer Bloomer notes that the word text comes of the past participle of the Latin texere, to weave, arguing that " ... a text is a woven thing. " In this way, the documentation of the process of initial research attempted to be a woven thing. It can be argued, however, that this research was, and still is, the design project, that the intention was not actually to inform a design project, but for the research itself to be a form of architectural and spatial projection. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Architecture en_ZA
dc.title Drawing blood : writing architecture at the Old Slave Lodge en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MArch (Professional) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Lewis, M. (2010). <i>Drawing blood : writing architecture at the Old Slave Lodge</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18801 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Lewis, Michael. <i>"Drawing blood : writing architecture at the Old Slave Lodge."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2010. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18801 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Lewis M. Drawing blood : writing architecture at the Old Slave Lodge. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2010 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18801 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Lewis, Michael AB - The intent of this design dissertation was to set off on a journey of exploration and experimentation that would open itself up to unexpected or surprising results. With no expected result, this inductive process of research would hopefully result in a design investigation that was rich and original, and certainly not predetermined. In this spirit, Jeremy Till argues that research is not a linear process, and that the contingent researcher should enjoy "the sideways knocks of new ideas." These contingencies are to be seen as a field of opportunities to be gathered and filtered through the intent of the research project.' In order to document this process, a report was generated during the year that attempted track the various operations, strands of thought, and experiments that took place during the investigation. It was necessary at the time for this work to be located personally, to effectively tell the story of "my experiments with process"'. It was an interwoven mat of academic texts, narratives, personal experiences and subjective formal work, and it was hard to know at the time exactly how these would all fit together to inform a design project. Jennifer Bloomer notes that the word text comes of the past participle of the Latin texere, to weave, arguing that " ... a text is a woven thing. " In this way, the documentation of the process of initial research attempted to be a woven thing. It can be argued, however, that this research was, and still is, the design project, that the intention was not actually to inform a design project, but for the research itself to be a form of architectural and spatial projection. DA - 2010 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2010 T1 - Drawing blood : writing architecture at the Old Slave Lodge TI - Drawing blood : writing architecture at the Old Slave Lodge UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18801 ER - en_ZA


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