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AuthorFurlan, R
AuthorFaggion, L
Available date2017-04-05T10:17:34Z
Publication Date2016
Publication NameArts and Social Sciences Journalen_US
Identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2151-6200.1000178
CitationFurlan R, Faggion L (2016) Built Form and Culture: Italian Transnational Houses in Australia. Arts Social Sci J 7:178. doi:10.4172/2151-6200.1000178
ISSN2151-6200
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/5439
AbstractAccordingly to Wagner, “Dwellings stand as the concrete expressions of a complex interaction among cultural skills and norms, climatic conditions and the potentialities of natural materials”. This study, beginning with an enquiry into the way trans-national houses are the physical expression of interacting cultural factors, provides a theoretical framework grounded on cross-cultural studies for understanding the way cultural needs have influenced the form of the archetypal post WWII ‘house on a quarter-acre block’ built in Brisbane by Italian migrants. The findings reveal that while the architectural form of the Italian Trans-national houses built in Brisbane is influenced by the need to continue architectural cultural traditions in the host country, the spatial distribution of the artifact was influenced by socio-cultural factors and urban fabric, from both the native and hosting built environment, in the attempt of re-establishing and enhancing the native way of life.
Languageen
PublisherOMICS International
SubjectTransnational houses
SubjectCross-cultural studies
SubjectPost WWII migration
SubjectAustralia
TitleBuilt Form and Culture: Italian Transnational Houses in Australia
TypeArticle
Issue Number2
Volume Number7


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