Reconstituting experience : a place for experimental electro-acoustic music
Author(s)Gibson, Michael Bryant, 1967-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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This thesis explores alternative ways in which architecture can be designed. Designing architecture is not about designing new forms, but is about designing new experiences. Current standardized methods of architectural design seem too abstract, that is, they find meaning within their own structures. The new modes of design engaged during this thesis are thought of as "exploratory". These exploratory tasks are manifested from an intention, but remain ambiguous in nature so that they always remain open to further discovery and interpretation. A notion of a building has manifested as residual evidence from these exploratory tasks, but every gesture or action is not merely intended for representation of a fully constructible architectural proposal. What is important is that every last gesture remains in the form of a question and not an answer. The work should always be thought of as temporary or as a "projection ". Architecture has become valued purely by its visual aesthetics. We have come to believe that it is sufficient to appreciate architecture as an image as opposed to actually being there. This has lead to typical design methods that subjugate the other senses, thus not requiring the body and experience to be involved with the act of making. This thesis looked at ways in which I could see beyond typology in order to suggest other possible spatial relationships, allowing myself to concentrate my imagination on the sensual qualities of built space and exploring material possibilities.
Thesis (M.Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2002.Includes bibliographical references (p. 78-79).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology