Regional woven distribution: A resource and needs based building strategy for the remote Northeast Arnhem Land region of Australia

Regional woven distribution: A resource and needs based building strategy for the remote Northeast Arnhem Land region of Australia Thesis

Architecture, Building and Planning

  • Author(s): Robertson, Hannah
  • Published: 2018
  • Publisher: University of Melbourne
  • Volume: PhD

Abstract: This thesis argues that, when reconsidered strategically, construction in remote Indigenous Northeast Arnhem Land can better meet identified needs, contribute to socio-economic networks and support territorially widespread settlement. From the analysis of existing Capital Works Investments and building practices, the possibility for an alternative ‘Regional Woven Distribution (RWD)’ framework emerged. RWD is the ‘distributed’ allocation of assets across a territory, or ‘region’, for building in response to identified needs. As needs are complex and interdependent, building responses necessarily ‘weave’ available assets to maximise efficiencies and effectiveness. RWD supports the development regional systems of production and construction that are adaptable, domestic in scale, employ local resources, and account for contextual differences. The framework argues this approach can result in an improved level of response to identified community needs and support local industrial development.

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Robertson, Hannah, 2018, Regional woven distribution: A resource and needs based building strategy for the remote Northeast Arnhem Land region of Australia, Volume:PhD, Thesis, viewed 19 May 2019, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=14238.

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