Blurring spatial limits : photography and spatial definition
Author(s)Rodríguez, Gustavo A. (Gustavo Adolfo Rodríguez Martin), 1974-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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The Image based space of vision has substituted functional space as a stage of contemporary life, the relationships between physical spaces are constantly being redefined by the change from function to image, forcing us to live in a state of spatial indeterminacy, in a Blurred space that lacks a specific formal, territorial or social definition. The notion of " limits" is constantly being questioned and redefined by th is transition, giving way to overlapping interpretations of the meaning, shape and function of limits and the spaces that they contain. These undetermined or Blurred limits are permeable elements that allow interaction through them at different levels of engagement (visual, tactile or spatial). The Blurred space is, then, not characterized by confusion, but by a multiplicity of interactions between its components, its visual space becomes the spatial generator of our image-based culture. The power of photography as a representational tool allows us to explore blurred representations of space to understand the spatial characteristics of the photograph's altered space and its relationship to the user. This thesis looks at the Blur's qualities and explores its conceptual possibilities as a design tool by studying the relationship between its components, its relation to vision and its spatial characteristics. The blurred space of the image becomes descriptive of the visual Blur, yielding information about the spatial characteristics of the Blur and its possible translation into architectural space.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2002.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 69-71).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology