This Is AuburnElectronic Theses and Dissertations

Changing the Channel on T.V.




Coombes, Daniel

Type of Degree



Landscape Architecture


Changing the channel on ‘TV’ is a landscape architecture research project which interrogates the concept of terrain vague through the practises of the formless, a theory developed by Georges Bataille in the late 1920’s. The course of this project demonstrates with emphasis both on graphic and written explorations how the formless can be approached and appropriated into a landscape architecture context. The stages of the research explore notions such as syncretism and extraction which developed into possible propositions for a chosen site within Auckland’s CBD. The findings within this project have relevance to the discussion on the formless and terrain vague and their future within landscape architecture.