Welsh School of Architecture

Architectural History & Theory (AHTG)

Mhairi McVicar


My ongoing PhD research investigates the pursuit and consequences of precision in architectural practice. Examining the relationship between the technical and the poetic, construction and concept, the PhD highlights the use of precision to predict and control the process of building. The current research seeks to examine all documented and constructed evidence related to three specific details, reading the instructions embedded within construction drawings and specifications, and reading the constructed detail itself, interpretations of historical and contemporary relationships between the architect, builder, and site.

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