AbstractsPhilosophy & Theology

Flexible spaces for happy people (almost, almost)

by Charlotte Drayton

Institution: AUT University
Year: 0
Keywords: Space; Taste; Installation; Suburban architecture; Silence; Facsimile; Ready-made; Site; Lifestyle; DIY
Record ID: 1315668
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10292/8432


This project examines ways in which architectural tropes might operate within an installation practice. Looking specifically at suburban architecture and the idea of renovation and DIY within a suburban context, this project explores the particular associations, ideals and value systems that become embedded in architecture through the subjective question of taste. Furthermore, this project examines the role of both language and material properties within the practice as a means of both evoking subjective association in a viewer and probing further notions around ‘taste’ and ‘lifestyle'.