Athena Young

Architectural Graduate Practicing
Queenstown Architect

Project Title
Master of Architecture (Prof) Final Thesis 'Function: School of Design'
The role of theory and practice in architecture has come under increasing scrutiny since modernism. The argument can be made that the shift from the reality of architecture to the construct of an image has fractured the design process and building. With this shift, architectural discourse has been divided into two – discourse focused on intellectual theory and discourse concerned with the built environment and reality of architecture. Creating a reciprocal relationship between the image and reality of design investigates the idea that more insight into practice and theory creates a common ground that the two conditions can interact within.
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