Making a Wall

An Investigation into How the Choice of Material and Sequential Positioning in a Construction Process Affects the Relationship between the Design Intention and the Physical Outcome
  • Rachel Cruise
  • Philippe Ayres
Conference paper

Abstract

All decisions made to create a design proposal, are based on the Information the designer has about the specific criteria that influence the design: the desired function and aesthetic. The design proposal is influenced by the kind of data that is presented to the designer about the design requirements, and by the methodologies that are used to search this data for possible designs. The Dry Stone Waller is a piece of Software that was written to investigate the possibilities of a given set of material in achieving certain design goals. Creating this program became an investigation into the ‘Strategie’ nature of design tools and their relationship to the sequential ‘tactical’ decisions made in choosing and placing particular stones to a make a construt out of irregular components - a dry stone wall.

Keywords

Compaction Boulder Pebble Preconceive 

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References

  1. De Certeau, M: 1984, The Practice of Everyday Life, University of California Press, California, pp. 82.Google Scholar
  2. Evans, R: 1997, Translations from Drawing to Building and other Essays, Janet Evans & Architectural Associations Publications, London, pp. 175.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rachel Cruise
    • 1
  • Philippe Ayres
    • 1
  1. 1.University College LondonUK

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