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dc.contributor.authorWagner, Cesar
dc.contributor.authorArchbold, Richard
dc.description.abstractThis paper is drawn from research into the learning process provided by a design studio exercise where students are asked to design an extension for an iconic modernist building in Brazil. The design problem becomes an exercise in appropriate contextual response, not just to the specific site location, and local culture, but also to the architectural language and function of an existing modernist building. The Modern movement saw in Brazil not just the rising of a talented group of young architects, committed to the design and aesthetics of the new movement, but also the development of a distinctive and unique architectural language. From the 1920s onwards the possibility for the legitimacy of any architectural work appeared to be found in the scope of the object and its specific situation, and no longer in some previous classical order. This is evidence, in the case of Brazil, of the importance attributed to the locality in pre-Brasília architecture and on the healthy relationship between form and technique. Since 2007, the Brazil Studio design course at the Department of Architecture at Unitec New Zealand, has challenged students with ideas of adaptation, transformation, and appropriate responses to strong existing contexts. This paper investigates the learning process of transfer of knowledge through the analysis and transformation of a modernist masterpiece.en_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of New South Walesen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectdesign educationen_NZ
dc.subjectBrazilian modernismen_NZ
dc.subjectbuilding adaptationen_NZ
dc.titleDesign process: Transfer and transformationen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderCesar Wagner and Richard Archbolden_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationWagner, C. & Archbold, R. (2010). Design process: Transfer and transformation. In G. Forsyth (Ed.). Proceedings of ConnectED 2010 - 2nd International Conference on Design Education, Sydney. Retrieved from
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings of ConnectED 2010 - 2nd International Conference on Design Educationen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleConnectED 2010 - 2nd International Conference on Design Educationen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgUniversity of New South Walesen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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