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Wood as a primary medium to architectural performance: A case study in performance oriented architecture approached through systems oriented design

Davidova, Marie 2016. Wood as a primary medium to architectural performance: A case study in performance oriented architecture approached through systems oriented design. Liberec: Technical University of Liberec.

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The present research considers wood as a study material for a wider question on architecture’s environmental interaction. It aims to explore its potential for architectural performance and atmospheres as well as to broaden the discussion on this problem area by accessing the public space. My project researches such interactions through practical experiments as well as theoretical reflections, including examinations of other scientific, artistic and crafts disciplines and honestly discusses both the successes as well as the failures and weak points to develop a strong background for architectural and urban design practice. The methodology Research by Design while full scale prototyping is covered by the Systems Oriented Design to interpret and develop complex environmental relations. This is an article based thesis, where the texts of the articles have not been changed and serve as an addendum covered with an exegesis. Most of the repeating images were removed from the articles. If there is an exception this is reasoned through its important relation to the present text. All the substantial contributions are mentioned within the text and/or summarized in the Thanks section. To mention the main institutions and practice/NGO’s respectively, this research has been developed at the Faculty of Art and Architecture at the Technical University of Liberec, the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague, the Architectural Institute Prague, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, Collaborative Collective, Defio, Oximoron, re.code.nature and reSITE. The publication of the thesis was kindly supported by EEA and Norway Grants through the project Systemic Approach to Architectural Performance, is printed on paper with 100% of recycled fibre and is dedicated to my family, friends, colleagues, students and everyone interested in the field.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Publisher: Technical University of Liberec
ISBN: 9788074942877
Funders: EEA and Norway Grants
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 November 2018
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2018 11:59

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