Interior design as achitecture's 'Other'

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dc.contributor.advisor Bakker, Karel Anthonie en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Konigk, Raymund en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-07T07:24:39Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-19 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-07T07:24:39Z
dc.date.created 2010-04-08 en
dc.date.issued 2011-09-19 en
dc.date.submitted 2011-07-27 en
dc.description Dissertation (MInt (Research))--University of Pretoria, 2011. en
dc.description.abstract The study lies within in the realm of architectural theory and considers the ontology of interior design by investigating the marginalisation of the discipline within the architectural profession. The discipline is personified and placed in a dialectic relationship with architecture. This enables the researcher to disengage interior design from architecture and, by stating the disciplines as ‘absolute Others’ the researcher is allowed to essentialise the disciplines in question. The research was conducted with a liberal plural meta-theoretical approach and can best be described as a heuristic enquiry. In this situation neither the objective realm, nor the researcher’s subjectivity is the primary focus. Literature studies were employed to identify relevant architectural theories to supply the necessary empirical material. The dissertation is presented as object-relations oriented criticism and follows a subversive strategy to allow the researcher to inscribe his self-identification as an interior designer. The findings are presented as a negative depiction of the status quo. This can be summarised as a situation where the existence of a dialectic opposite pair (‘interior design’: ‘architecture’) is the main obstacle in the establishment of a discrete identity for interior design. The dialectic pair is deconstructed to allow interior design to form its own identity without reference to architecture. The study concludes that interior design and architecture are not separate professions, since they are unable to establish discrete, autonomous fields of knowledge; they are, however, distinct disciplines or ‘branches of learning’. The study defines interior design as a mode of cultural production which engages in the design of enclosed spaces in existing structures, with emphasis on the design of volume. In addition, the study proposes the creation of a single architectural profession to contain the architectural disciplines. en
dc.description.availability unrestricted en
dc.description.department Architecture en
dc.identifier.citation Konigk, R 2010, Interior design as architecture's 'Other', Mint(Research) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/26721 > en
dc.identifier.other C10/125/ag en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-07272011-143350/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/26721
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2010 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria. en
dc.subject Professions en
dc.subject Normative theory en
dc.subject Ontology en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title Interior design as achitecture's 'Other' en
dc.type Dissertation en


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