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Clayton, IB and Green, RB and Henderson, TS, Home Point, Home Point, Launceston, pp. 1 (2002) [Acquisition]


Learning experiences included brief development, client and consultant presentations, budget management, collective design and making and project installation. The brief was to provide building and object designs to interpret Tamar River floods (past and future). The student group (45) was divided into 4 teams each with design, construction and management responsibilities. Teams provided critique and feedback daily for each other during the design process. This guided a coherence and consistency for the whole project. Students tested the capacity to bend timber to express the forces of floodwaters as well as exploring ply box beam construction and cantilevers. The site at Home Point being high public profile and riverfront parkland, heightened student ambitions, focus, and design responsibilities. The project enjoyed positive publicity and local praise. This together with commitment to get the job done gave students real experiences in design very early in their architectural studies. All built elements of the design were completed in the school of Architecture’s workshop prior to transportation to site for connection to engineered footings.

Item Details

Item Type:Acquisition
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural design
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Clayton, IB (Mr Ian Clayton)
UTAS Author:Green, RB (Mr Robin Green)
UTAS Author:Henderson, TS (Mr Todd Henderson)
ID Code:56923
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2009-06-05
Last Modified:2009-06-05

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