Design and fabrication

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Andrew Barrie

Andrew's research focuses on architectural representation and on contemporary architecture in New Zealand and Japan, particularly structure-oriented design strategies. Current research considers the application of a traditional Japanese modelling technique, okoshi-ezu, to recent buildings by contemporary Japanese architects. Having worked for Toyo Ito in Tokyo and then Cheshire Architects in Auckland, Andrew is well placed to supervise PhDs with a creative practice component.

Areas of research

  • Contemporary Japanese architecture
  • Contemporary practice and design
  • The use of non-standard structural systems in architecture
  • Design as research
  • Architectural representation

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Michael Davis

Dr Michael Davis holds a PhD from RMIT (Melbourne) and a Master of Architecture in Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association's Design Research Laboratory (London).

Areas of research

  • Architectural media
  • Composition and fabrication
  • ‘Live’ project pedagogy
  • Academy-profession-market relations
  • Housing
  • Design research in architecture

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Marian Macken

Marian's research examines histories and theories of spatial representation; temporal aspects of architecture; and alternative modes of representation and documentation within spatial practice, with particular interest in the implications and possibilities for architectural drawing and exhibition as design outcome. She trained in architecture, landscape architecture and visual art, receiving a PhD, by thesis and creative work from the University of Sydney. Hence, intersections of ideas and techniques between these disciplines, through practice-based research, is of particular interest.

Areas of research

  • Histories and theories of spatial representation
  • Temporality and spatial practice
  • Architecture and the book
  • Inter-disciplinarity and the design process

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