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Title: THE MAKING OF DETAILS : WOHA'S UNDERLYING PRINCIPLES ON DETAILING
Authors: CHONG SIEW LING EDLYN
Keywords: Design Technology and Sustainability
Cheah Kok Ming
Detail
Principles of design
WOHA
Architecture
Issue Date: 12-Jan-2010
Citation: CHONG SIEW LING EDLYN (2010-01-12T09:39:33Z). THE MAKING OF DETAILS : WOHA'S UNDERLYING PRINCIPLES ON DETAILING. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A detail serves as a joint for the meeting of two entities. Without it, architecture cannot exist, as it would be devoid of joints, with no real parts to tie it together. It is precisely this belief in details as a synergy of technique and poetics that makes it a craft that imbues meaning in architecture. Local architecture firm WOHA, started out with small-scale houses. Recently, it has completed projects of a much larger scale – including commercial and resort projects. This firm makes a worthy study, as it is a practice that produces good quality architecture paired with good detailing techniques. Numerous studies have been done on the firm’s oeuvre of work, but not enough light is shed on the maintenance of quality in their detail despite a wide range of work with numerous project types and sizes. This paper will try to reconcile this gap by examining underlying principles that WOHA adopts towards detailing, with hopes to uncover strategies employed in the making process that is able to address issues transcending a range of design intentions, scales and sizes. While built works and drawings will be studied, this paper will also investigate the role of a management involving architects, consultants and technical staff that support the making of details from sketches to built work.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/220409
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