TRANSPARENT MOVEMENT: BREAKING THE SURFACE
Abstract (Summary)Architects, using advanced software, have used the computer to explore the relationship between movement and architecture. As technology has allowed architects to look at buildings in new ways; it has brought a new set of problems with it. Architects working with simulated environments have developed their own formal vocabulary derived from the ability of the computer. The amorphic “blobs” that are often the result of simulating force have been the most controversial and problematic product of these architects. A combination of the conceptualization of the building and the construction generate a surface that disconnects the building from the urban environment. The building, disconnected, creates a void in the fabric of the city that becomes detrimental to the life of the city. This document examines the methods, past and present, of the representation of motion and the underlying ideas that make that representation possible.
School:University of Cincinnati
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:01/01/2005