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For the methodology of my research questions, I will be following the points below, which is collected by visiting archives( The Southbank archive and V&A archive) and RIBA library which has a selection of source materials related with the construction of the Southbank Centre. The material includes architectural journals, builder journals and original drawings prior and during
As per the new technology 3D printing, I have successfully contacted the director in charge of the project in Millan and agreed to collect some information in regards to my questions, by interview Mr Luca Stabile Director of the ARUP company in Italy and by sharing more detailed info ( journals and notes) of the planning and construction of the 3D printed house.
The collection of the material will also be non-textual media-based, where images and drawings( of my primary research) will be carried out to answer/support my questions.
South Bank Case study as an example and compare the construction side of it with the use of the earlier reinforced concrete technology. To understand the fabrication, contractors involvement and the transportation of the material from the factory to site.
Detailed primary research In South bank and a newly built 3D printed house using concrete l as its primary material.
Other factors and how new materialism could benefit and help this shift
Arup engineering and CLS Architect – 3D concrete house in Milan
For my primary research, I have picked The South Bank Centre, where I will carrying out and investigating the following: