Mr John de Manincor

Senior Lecturer- Design & Practice

School of Architecture
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
j.demanincor@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53920

Overview

My work bridges applied research in digital design and fabrication with investigations into ‘material agency’. This work has evolved from twenty years in practice, teaching and publication and draws on the “Aesthetics Recycled” project. The project investigated new possibilities for recycled materials in the built environment funded a Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship.

With the researchers from the schools of civil and mechanical engineering I am developing a system of robotically adjustable molds for bio-composite façade fabrication. We are working toward the establishment of “DREAMMM” (Design Research in Engineering Architecture Materials Modelling and Manufacture) a new research group which will facilitate technical and humanities research for design, fabrication and implementation of new materials for the built environment developed and realised through digital design and fabrication.

I am currently enrolled in the invitational PhD by Practice program at RMIT University in Melbourne. The project, titled “Surface Operations: Material Limits, Spatial Boundaries and Political Projections” investigates the political agency of material and its relationship to surface.

Research Interests

  • Digital Design and Fabrication

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Newcastle

Publications

  • de Manincor, John and Jones, Christopher Frederick (2015) UQ Oral Health Centre. Architecture Australia, 104 5: 18-26.

  • de Manincor, John (2015) Melbourne School of Design. Architectural Review Asia Pacific, 139 68-75.

  • de Manincor, John (2015). Open to change: is open source design an agent of change for the institution of architecture?. In: Paul Hogben and Judith O’Callaghan, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 32, Architecture, Institutions and Change. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (123-134). 7-10 July 2015.

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • de Manincor, John (2015). Open to change: is open source design an agent of change for the institution of architecture?. In: Paul Hogben and Judith O’Callaghan, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 32, Architecture, Institutions and Change. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (123-134). 7-10 July 2015.

Other Outputs

  • Kaji-O'Grady, Sandra and de Manincor, John (2013) Material: AIA National Architecture Conference 2013. Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Australian Institute of Architects (AIA).

  • de Manincor, John, Russell, Adam and Beson, Robert (2011) UTS Great Hall and Balcony Room. Ultimo, NSW, Australia, University of Technology, Sydney.

  • de Manincor, John (2009) Bridging the gap. Artarmon, NSW, Australia, Think Brick.