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Thrice: Blurring Demarcation between Inside and Out


Power, J, Thrice: Blurring Demarcation between Inside and Out, Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, 4, (1) pp. 291-301. ISSN 1833-1874 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.18848/1833-1874/cgp/v04i01/37812


Demarcation between inside and outside is generally regarded as essential to architecture and is a defining aspect of interiority. In many instances this demarcation takes the form of architectural planes. Current theory ranges between a desire to move beyond such a demarcation and the urge for its return, but focuses mostly on global forms of architectural design, in disembodied abstract geometric elements. The relationship between interiority and landscape will be discussed in the following paper using embodied elements. Landscape theory and interior design theory will be drawn upon to show new forms of spatial demarcation. ‘Three Natures,’ as discussed by landscape philosopher John Dixon Hunt and the notion of ‘Third Space’ applied to architecture as expressed by theorist Tom Loveday, are two notions that will inform the theoretical position taken to describe demarcated interiority. The ‘Three Natures’ provide a framework to understand types of landscapes and levels of human intervention, whilst ‘Third Space’ clarifies building spaces prior to their becoming architectural. This paper will suggest that by linking the two, and utilizing it within interior theory, a more holistic understanding of spatial demarcation may emerge.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Interior Architecture; Demarcation; Three Natures; Third Space
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural history, theory and criticism
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Power, J (Dr Jacqueline Power)
ID Code:88241
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2014-01-22
Last Modified:2016-02-11
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