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White space and digital remediation of design practice in architecture: A case study of Frank O. Gehry

Samdanis, Marios, Lee, Soo Hee (2017) White space and digital remediation of design practice in architecture: A case study of Frank O. Gehry. Information and Organization, 27 (2). pp. 73-86. ISSN 1471-7727. (doi:10.1016/j.infoandorg.2017.02.001) (KAR id:61357)


The digitalisation of architecture has intensified the entanglement of digital materiality and design practice due to the process of remediation, which comprises both conceptual and organisational processes. The analysis of remediation demonstrates the ways in which advanced technology enables architects to explore white spaces, defined as the open-ended, unmapped, in-between, and not yet realised territories of conceptual, organisational and physical spaces. Consequently, the process of remediation changes both design practices and the experience of physical spaces. This paper investigates the case of a leading architect, Frank O. Gehry, who has pioneered the digital remediation of architecture. The premise of this paper is that sociomaterial entanglement is an experience idiosyncratic to individual architects, who can escape the determinism of digital materiality by developing their unique digital tools. This paper also stresses the importance of power relations for the construction of digital materiality, which, in turn, influences design practices and innovation in architecture.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.infoandorg.2017.02.001
Uncontrolled keywords: White space; Remediation; Sociomateriality; Digital architecture; Frank Gehry
Subjects: N Visual Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Leadership and Management
Depositing User: Soo Hee Lee
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 08:55 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 17:35 UTC
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