Simon Twose

Senior Lecturer – Architecture School of Architecture


Teaching in 2017

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BArch (Hons) Auck, ANZIA registered architect

Research interests

My current research interests include:

  • connections and transferences between practice and theory
  • architectural representational media
  • design process
  • relation between the body and the built
  • architectural practice as an experimental activity and built projects as a form of critical practice.

Current research projects

I am engaged in several buildings in the design phase and I am also working on a research project linking theories of affect with architectural representational media.

In collaboration with Jan Smitheram, we are examining the relationship between the body and the built in terms of theory, practice and design process. Papers currently under preparation address questions of architectural representation, performativity, occupation and affect. Our research will be made available through conferences and journal publication.

Selected publications

Twose, S., Campays, P., Young, C., Walsh, J., Hipkiss, G., Athfield, I., Becker, J., Treadwell, S., Barton, C. & Budgett, J. (2013) Studio Christchurch. Presented at After the Event, A symposium bringing together artists, architects and designers to represent projects that imaginatively reflect on the consequences of natural disaster. Wellington, Victoria University.

Twose, S., Globa, A. & Donn, M. (2012) Digital to Physical: Comparitive Evaluation of Three Main CNC Fabrication Technologies adopted for Physical Modelling in Architecture. International Journal of Architectural Computng 2012. 4(10), pp 461–280.

Twose, S. & Barrie, A. (2012) Familial Clouds. Exhibition at the Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy. August–November. 

Twose, S., & Smitheram, J. (2010). The Paper Life of Building: Performative Intra-action. Interstices, Volume 11. Auckland, New Zealand.

Twose, S. (2010). Urban Imagination: Design Observations in the Performance of City and Home. SAHANZ Imagining. Conference Proceedings. Newcastle, Australia.

Smitheram, J., & Twose, S. (2010). Understanding Home from a Micro and Macro Perspective. SAHANZ Imagining. Conference Proceedings. Newcastle, Australia.

Smitheram, J., & Twose, S. (2009). Sustainable Theory/Affective Possibilities. AASA Conference Proceedings. Wellington, New Zealand.

Smitheram, J., & Twose, S. (2009). Occupying Atmosphere. Conference Proceedings. Brighton, United Kingdom.

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