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Architectural atmospheres: affect and agency of mobile digital images in the material transformation of the urban landscape in Doha

Melhuish, C; Degen, M; Rose, G; (2014) Architectural atmospheres: affect and agency of mobile digital images in the material transformation of the urban landscape in Doha. Tasmeem , 4 10.5339/tasmeem.2014.4. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper explores how the hybrid making of Computer Generated Images on the Msheireb urban redevelopment project in Doha may be understood as a distributed and networked craft practice within the discipline of architecture and design, which is effecting the material transformation of the urban landscape and everyday urban life in Doha. We suggest that the evocation of ‘atmosphere’ through the digitalised production of these images mobilises ideas and aspirations for the construction of a ‘new kind of place’ and urban lifestyle, both as an imaginary and a reality, in the Islamic and Arab context, and that, as crafted images, CGIs should be seen as objects with social agency which are central to the construction of the project as a technological and social reality during its production phases as well as to its translation into the social reality of built form and urban life.

Type: Article
Title: Architectural atmospheres: affect and agency of mobile digital images in the material transformation of the urban landscape in Doha
Location: Qatar
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.5339/tasmeem.2014.4
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/tasmeem.2014.4
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2014 Melhuish, Degen, Rose, licensee Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1472348
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