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Who killed Eileen Gray? E1027 and the making of an Architecture Methodology

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dc.contributor.advisor Wood, Peter Bradburn, Natalie 2017-11-29T03:09:37Z 2017-11-29T03:09:37Z 2016 2016
dc.description.abstract This thesis looks at a E1027, a 1929 villa designed by Irish born architect, Eileen Gray. E1027 will serve as a case study for this thesis to assist in design based research. Peter Downtown discusses research as an investigation or inquiry into things, a definition that supports the ongoing and inquisitive peeling back of the existing as a way to understand something new. E1027 will be analysed as a crime scene and pursued as an investigation. The work will be dissected into a series of suspects, tools and spaces that influenced both the building and the architect, in a ‘whodunnit’ style of . These components of the investigation will accumulate into a body of work that contributes to a new design knowledge, through the making of a structured methodology. This methodology will be used to inform the design of an architecture school for women. Hand built maquette’s derived from existing details, furnishing and layouts found within E1027 will be analysed and multiplied as a way to generate an understanding of how Gray worked, and how her work can contribute to new architectures. The forensic act of dusting off and reexamining a work of architecture looks at the possibility of how we can learn from architects and the buildings they create. Integrating an architect with the author of a new work, presents the opportunity for a method of combined architectural authorship that derives from an existing body of knowledge. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject E1027 en_NZ
dc.subject Eileen Gray
dc.subject Methodology en_NZ
dc.title Who killed Eileen Gray? E1027 and the making of an Architecture Methodology en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Architecture en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Master's en_NZ Master of Architecture (Professional) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120101 Architectural Design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design en_NZ

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