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Biography

Dr Mark Taylor is Professor of Architecture at University of Newcastle, Australia. He has twice held visiting professor positions at UiTM Malaysia, as external examiner and research facilitator. His research on the designed interior is widely published in books and journals, and he has convened several conferences on the modern interior. Design work has been published in both professional and scholarly journals and exhibited nationally and internationally including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, Melbourne Museum, Australia and the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, Australian Pavilion – Abundant, Venice. He has also contributed an essay to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Mark is an editorial board member for Architectural Design Research, and Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture, and editor Intimus: Interior Design Theory Reader (John Wiley, 2006), and  editor Interior Design & Architecture: Critical & Primary Sources, 4 vols. (Bloomsbury 2013). He is currently editing Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media (Bloomsbury, 2015) and FLOW: Between Interior and Landscape (Bloomsbury 2017).

He held an ARC Discovery Grant, with Margot Brereton, Laurie Buys and Paul Roe for, Cooperation and reciprocity at the local scale enabled by social and mobile technologies: an empirically derived theoretical framework (2011-2013). Following a period as Acting Head of School Architecture and Built Environment (2013-2015), he is currently Associate Dean Research (Acting) in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 04/07/2013
  • Diploma in Architecture, Portsmouth Polytechnic - UK, 26/06/1980
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Architecture), University of Portsmouth - UK, 01/07/1977

Research

Research keywords

  • Architectural history
  • Architectural theory
  • Interior design

Research expertise

History, theory, and design of the modern interior

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
120101Architectural Design60
120103Architectural History And Theory20
120106Interior Design20

Memberships

Editorial Board.

  • Editor - Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture
  • Member - Architectural Design Research

Appointments

Visiting Professor
Universiti Teknolgi Mara, Malaysia (Australia)
01/01/2012

Collaboration

I collaborate on research concerned with the modern interior and am currently working with Dr Anca Lasc (Pratt, USA) and Dr Georgina Downey (Adelaide) on 'Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media.' This is a ground-breaking publication described by one reviewer as: "an innovative contribution to an under-regarded area of study ... no such work exists, the ideas are scattered throughout various literature. A part of the strength is that here the ideas are brought together for the first time."

I am also collaborating with Professor Penny Sparke, Professor Patricia Brown (Kingston University, UK), and Professor Gini Lee (Melbourne) on 'FLOW: Between Interior and Landscape.' This project is the result of two conferences (2011 and 2012) that investigated historical and theoretical approaches to the relationship between interior and landscape.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Design History
  • Design studio
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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Taylor M, 'No Sweat:Reimaging the Male Construction Worker', Sweat: The Subtropical Imaginary, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD 54-63 (2011) [B1]
2011Taylor M, 'Frederic Leighton's 'Narcissus' Hall: Sensation and Interior Description in Nineteenth-century London', Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior: From the Victorians to Today, Berg, Oxford, UK 31-43 (2011) [B1]
2011Taylor M, 'Planting for Pleasure: The Eighteenth-Century Erotic Garden', Interiors: Design Architecture Culture, 2 357-370 (2011) [C1]
2007Taylor M, 'Hertzian Space: Material Response to Spatial Presence', Architectural Design, 77 149-151 (2007) [C1]
2010Downey G, Taylor M, 'Curtains and Carnality: Processural Seductions in Eighteenth Century Text and Space', Imagining: Proceedings of the 27th International SAHANZ Conference, Newcastle (2010) [E1]
2009Taylor M, 'Relentless Patterns: The Immersive Interior', Architectural Design, 79 42-47 (2009) [C1]
2008Taylor M, 'm3architecture', Architectural Design, 78 122-127 (2008) [C1]
2010Taylor M, 'Diagramming the Interior', The Diagrams of Architecture, John Wiley, Chichester, UK 134-141 (2010) [B1]

Publications

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Book (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Taylor M, Interior Design & Architecture: Critical & Primary Sources. Volume 2. Sensory Engagement, Bloomsbury Academic, London, 412 (2013) [A3]
2013Taylor M, Interior Design and Architecture: Critical and Primary Sources. Volume 1. Design Awareness, Bloomsbury Academic, London, 294 (2013) [A3]
2013Taylor M, Interior Design & Architecture: Critical & Primary Sources. Volume 4. Public Interaction, Bloomsbury Academic, London, 322 (2013) [A3]
2013Taylor M, Interior Design & Architecture: Critical & Primary Sources. Volume 3. Cinematic Expectation, Bloomsbury Academic, London, 359 (2013) [A3]
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Chapter (14 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Taylor M, 'Sensory Engagement', Interior Design & Architecture: Critical & Primary Sources. Volume 2. Sensory Engagement, Bloomsbury Academic, London ix-xx (2013) [B1]
2013Taylor M, 'Public Interaction', Interior Design & Architecture: Critical & Primary Sources. Volume 4. Public Interaction, Bloomsbury Academic, London ix-xix (2013) [B1]
2013Taylor M, 'Literary Narratives', The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design, Bloomsbury Academic, London and New York 481-494 (2013) [B1]
2013Taylor M, 'Cinematic Expectation', Interior Design & Architecture: Critical & Primary Sources. Volume 3. Cinematic Expectation, Bloomsbury Academic, London viii-xvii (2013) [B1]
2013Taylor M, 'Interior Design and Architecture: Critical and Primary Sources - Design Awareness', Interior Design & Architecture: Critical & Primary Sources. Volume 1. Design Awareness, Bloomsbury Academic, London xvii-xxix (2013) [B1]
2013Taylor M, 'Hidden Spaces: Cavities, Attics and Cellars - Morbid Secrets and Threatening Discoveries', Domestic Interiors: Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns, Bloomsbury Academic, London 147-158 (2013) [B1]
2013Taylor M, 'Diagramming the Interior', Interior Design & Architecture: Critical & Primary Sources. Volume 1. Design Awareness, Bloomsbury Academic, London 259-264 (2013) [B2]
2011Taylor M, 'Frederic Leighton's 'Narcissus' Hall: Sensation and Interior Description in Nineteenth-century London', Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior: From the Victorians to Today, Berg, Oxford, UK 31-43 (2011) [B1]
2011Taylor M, 'No Sweat:Reimaging the Male Construction Worker', Sweat: The Subtropical Imaginary, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD 54-63 (2011) [B1]
2010Taylor M, 'Diagramming the Interior', The Diagrams of Architecture, John Wiley, Chichester, UK 134-141 (2010) [B1]
2010Taylor M, 'Patterns', Interior Wor[l]ds, Umberto Allemandi & Co, Torino, Italy 228-233 (2010) [B1]
2008Taylor M, 'Hertzian Space: Modelling Spatial Presence', Homo Faber: Modelling Ideas, Archadia Press, Sydney, Australia 148-153 (2008) [B1]
2007Taylor M, Burry MC, 'Hertzian Space', Thinking Inside the Box: A Reader in Interiors for the 21st Century, Middlesex University Press, London, UK 155-164 (2007) [B1]
2007Taylor M, 'On Walden Pond: Thoreau's House as Architectural Model', Homo Faber, Archadia Press, Sydney, Australia 36-41 (2007) [B1]
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Journal article (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Taylor M, Buys L, 'Ageing in Suburbia: Designing for Demographic Change in Australia and New Zealand', Architectural Design, 84 54-59 (2014) [C1]
2011Taylor M, 'Planting for Pleasure: The Eighteenth-Century Erotic Garden', Interiors: Design Architecture Culture, 2 357-370 (2011) [C1]
2009Taylor M, 'Relentless Patterns: The Immersive Interior', Architectural Design, 79 42-47 (2009) [C1]
2008Taylor M, 'm3architecture', Architectural Design, 78 122-127 (2008) [C1]
2007Charleson A, Preston J, Taylor M, 'Architectural Expression of Seismic Strengthening', Earthquake Engineering Practice, 1 115-124 (2007) [C1]
2007Taylor M, 'Hertzian Space: Material Response to Spatial Presence', Architectural Design, 77 149-151 (2007) [C1]
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Conference (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Sher WD, Shih Y-T, Taylor M, 'Using FBS Ontology to Analyse and Compare Designers' Reasoning Processes in SMM and AMM Design Environments a Pilot Study with Architectural Designers', The 47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) CUTTING EDGE, Hong Kong (2013) [E1]

Co-authors: WILLY SHER

2012Taylor M, 'Radiant beauty: Mary Haweis's thoughts on beauty, body and interior space', Archtheo '12 Conference Proceedings, Istanbul, Turkey (2012) [E1]
2010Downey G, Taylor M, 'Curtains and Carnality: Processural Seductions in Eighteenth Century Text and Space', Imagining: Proceedings of the 27th International SAHANZ Conference, Newcastle (2010) [E1]
2010Taylor M, Lee G, Lindquist M, 'Interior Spaces in Other Places', Interior Spaces in Other Places: 2010 IDEA Symposium, Brisbane (2010) [E1]
2009Taylor M, 'Working Diagrammatically: Instrumentalising Interior Space', Occupation: Negotiations With Constructed Space, Brighton, UK (2009) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants1
Total funding$48,210

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2008 (1 grants)

SWEAT: The Subtropical Imaginary $48,210
Funding Body: Queensland Government

SchemeRole
Arts Queensland Sector ProjectInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$48,21020082009
GNo:189614488
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions7
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.87
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.45

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142016M Philosophy (Architecture)Principal SupervisorSocial High-Rise Housing in Britain Between 1940 and 1980
20142017PhD (Architecture)Co-SupervisorConsuming Mortality: Cultural Manifestations of Death in Architecture and Urbanity
20132016PhD (Architecture)Co-SupervisorGoing Digitally Native: An Ethnographic Study of Digital Technology in Architectural Education
20132016PhD (Architecture)Principal SupervisorDesigning Care Homes For Dementia: How Can the Layout of Care Homes Improve the Quality of Life of People With Dementia?
20122015M Philosophy (Architecture)Co-SupervisorAssessment of Tiki Elements in the Architecture and Changing Cultural Landscape of Pacific Oceania Between 1776 and 1976
20122016PhD (Architecture)Co-SupervisorUnderstanding the Changes of Designers' Behaviour in Mixed Media Design Environments
20122016PhD (Architecture)Co-SupervisorKafka and the Crisis of the Emerging Modern Interior
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Professor Mark Taylor

Work Phone(02) 4921 5783
Fax(02) 4921 6913
Email
PositionProfessor
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/mark-taylor