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Process Informing Form, Kiera Phillips Oct 2004

Process Informing Form, Kiera Phillips

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"Looking at industrial processes and their respective architecture, specifically steels mills, the process housed within the architecture begins to inform the spatial qualities of the structures. The process of steelmaking starts to exhibit itself in the built forms of the steel mill: the ducting of the blast furnace, the exhaust systems of the basic oxygen furnace, the drawn out sheds of rolling mills. Currently, both process and forms of steelmaking have been removed from the site, To fill this void, I propose a new process that creates this relationship between the act of "making" and form."