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A Three-dimensional City

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posted on 2022-09-27, 19:29 authored by Emza, Miranda

Architecture as a discipline is often confronted to be a marriage of inter-disciplinary practices, fit into the realm of our built environment. Where practice is largely in part, driven by capitalism and the economy, the product of our environment serves mostly of such purpose. But this becomes a disciplinary issue for architecture. The autonomy of the discipline is over-shadowed by the function it serves and generally never drawn much attention to. In principle, architecture serves more than just the economy, it has its own essence. While many views contest the essence of the architectural discipline, the discussion that follows, draws between the two themes in question to investigate how this essence can be explored through personal fascinations. The research stands on the fundamental belief that there is a lack of subjectivity in discourse. Because if we believe in diversity, self-expression and authenticity, then subjectivity goes hand in hand Where this essence presents itself, I believe, can only be automated by the practice of the individual architect.


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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Master of Architecture (Professional)

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University Library

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130103 The creative arts

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4 Experimental research

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Victoria University of Wellington School

Wellington School of Architecture


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