AbstractsPhilosophy & Theology

Contact and Continuity

by Nikola Nikolic

Institution: University of Waterloo
Year: 2014
Keywords: Architecture; Building; Embodied Learning; Craft; Phenomenology; Embodiment; Senses; Wood Joinery; Timber Frame Construction; Japanese Joinery; Body; Touch; Construction
Record ID: 2042892
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10012/8846


Wayfinding. Embodied Learning. Craft Culture. That material can harbour life inspires careful consideration of the craft of building. Building is the agency of architecture; material—its medium. The act of building engages the whole body; touch, brings together mind, and material. Guided by traditions of craft, I learn to work with wood, in order to explore the synergy between thinking and making, body and material, through the act of building a table, with my partner, and a tree-house, for a family in Waterloo, Ontario.