Architectural Design Research through Cinematic Collage

  • Igea Troiani et Carless Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias


This essay argues that cinematic representation can, and must, be understood as amethod of developing a form of critical architectural enquiry and thinking in the samemanner as text - a textual analysis and a communication means for practice-basedresearch. The proposition is that cinematic architectural drawing and the discourse ofoccupied space are inseparable and that the limits of both are products of specificideological and cultural practices. In this essay, two different bodies of iterativecinematic collage research practice are considered. Both sets of representationspresent new rigorously created architectural design knowledge and refer to thecontention by Claude Lévis-Strauss (1966/1962:16-17) that the practice of thebricoleur, understood here as architect-bricoleur, is in marked contrast to themeasurable output of the scientist, or architectural design scientist.Keywords: Cinematic collage, architectural drawing, practice-based research

Biografia Autor

Igea Troiani et Carless, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
B.App.Sc., B.Arch. (Hons), PhD, Registered Architect ARB (Aust)Senior Lecturer