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A quick conversation about the theory and practice of control, authorship and creativity in architecture

Authors: Kim Trogal , Leo Care

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Abstract

In mainstream architectural practice in the UK, we find that most architects are largely concerned with the issues of ‘determination’ and ‘definition’. At each stage of the process aspects of the project become increasingly identified, categorised and specified. In this context indeterminacy is a negative term, synonymous with weakness; understood as creating a risk for the legal, financial and professional position of the individual. As such, architects seek to eradicate indeterminacy from their work. The adoption of certain tools and processes serve to limit and fix aspects of the project and the nature of the relationships that create it. We suggest that these processes are adopted within a particular and established context that often escapes questioning. It is to this we turn our attention, and through the form of dialogue, we examine critically some of the tools and languages of traditional practice and suggest some alternatives.

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Trogal, K. & Care, L., (2007) “A quick conversation about the theory and practice of control, authorship and creativity in architecture”, field 1(1), 136–145.

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01 Sep 2007
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