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Learn-by-making and its role in architectural education – examples from Sweden and Australia


Bylund, D, Learn-by-making and its role in architectural education - examples from Sweden and Australia, Structures and Architecture - Beyond their Limits: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2016), 27-29 July 2016, Guimaraes, Portugal, pp. 413-419. ISBN 978-113802651-3 (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper presents a method of expanding the teaching of architecture through the act of building full scale permanent structures. It discusses some of the shortcomings associated with a purely theoretical approach to architectural education and presents the author’s model for the development of a Learn-by-Making (LbM) program to supplement traditional teaching and learning methods. A series of case studies from the author’s LbM experiences as an architectural educator in Sweden and Australia are presented. A range of outcomes are discussed along with both the opportunities and constraints that can exist in a LbM program. Each case study highlights a range of issues associated with adopting a LbM approach pertaining to various aspects of design, documentation and construction. The role that LbM has in connecting the act of design with the art of interpreting designs into their built form is also discussed.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:architectural education, Australia, case-studies, S models, teaching and learning methods, theoretical approach
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural design
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Bylund, D (Dr David Bylund)
ID Code:118929
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2017-07-24
Last Modified:2017-11-15

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