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Drawing my office : a study on architectural representation of time.

Kim, In-Sung (2010) Drawing my office : a study on architectural representation of time. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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This thesis is an attempt to recover the temporality of architecture. Although many contemporary architects argue their ways of dealing with time in their architecture, their idea of time is confined within narrow-mined assumptions of science, and their methods are locked in the intrinsic limitation of architectural representation. This thesis criticises the idea of time with only successive instants for its incompetence of accommodating our exuberant experience of architecture, and finds the origin of the problem at the conventional architectural representation which cannot show what we are together with, but just what we can confront. As a "research by design", this thesis is led by a desigri experiment, which is simply to represent my office. The experiment tries to catch the time of my office with various strategies, and the theory follows it while weaving a story by analysing and evaluating it. Theoretical arguments, which have been initiated mainly from Deleuze, grope for their way in the dialogue with drawings. The strategy of drawing experiment is to approve material and conceptual substantiality of drawing so that it can 'work' in time. Concerning the material substantiality, physical size, shape, texture and frame of paper, and various qualities of lines and touches are examined. For the conceptual substantiality, metamorphosis of meaning, isolated figures, vibrating picture ground, and forces in drawing are explored. Ironically, the drawing can manifest my office-ness when it is truly itself. Although the experiment may not be executed in a systematic order, I hope that its audience will generate with the drawings his/her own meanings and sensations, which may 'evolve' into his/her architecture.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > School of Architecture (Sheffield)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.521959
Depositing User: EThOS Import Sheffield
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 11:39
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 11:39
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/14965

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