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Affect within design practice and process

Nakai Kidd, Akari and Smitheram, Jan 2014, Affect within design practice and process, International journal of architectonic, spatial, and environmental design, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 33-42, doi: 10.18848/2325-1662/CGP/v08i01/38379.

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Title Affect within design practice and process
Author(s) Nakai Kidd, Akari
Smitheram, Jan
Journal name International journal of architectonic, spatial, and environmental design
Volume number 8
Issue number 1
Start page 33
End page 42
Total pages 11
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 2325-1662
2325-1670
Keyword(s) Affect
Practice
Design
Summary "Affect" has provided scholars with a variety of ways for conceptualizing the pre-conscious and pre-verbal processes that occur between both human and non-human bodies. This paper explores the practice of architecture through the lens of affect by considering how design practices involve particular contingencies in relation to a building's design process. Specifically, the paper asks: how do the negative affects of restlessness arouse interest and positively impact the evaluative processes of design? This question is explored through an examination of the design, production, and assembly of the cardboard paper tubes that were recently designed by Shigeru Ban Architects for their Christchurch Transitional Cardboard Cathedral. We will argue that the design actions are not independent, but embody different affects, particularly those of restlessness. We will also define how these affects of restlessness transmit and attach to the tubes and intensify their "stickiness," creating further interest and positively impacting the design process. Finally, we recognize the usefulness of sticky affects to highlight problems in the design process.
Language eng
DOI 10.18848/2325-1662/CGP/v08i01/38379
Field of Research 120101 Architectural Design
120103 Architectural History and Theory
120199 Architecture not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, Common Ground, Akari Kidd, Jan Smitheram
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30081719

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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