Dynamic visualization : the significance of motion in the visualization of the architectural design model
Significance of motion in the visualization of the architectural design model
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture.
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The visual expression of architectural ideas, specifically in the preliminary stages of design, has generally been by means of static images on two dimensional surfaces. Our perception of a building or an urban context compared to what actually is communicated by most visual tools, indicates to us that most representation media lack an essential quality, that of movement. Not until recently were we able to introduce this quality within our methods of representation. Computer graphics as a new tool for visual expression can provide us with the means to examine spatial ideas dynamically. This can increase an observer's understanding and enable designers to manipulate their ideas in a more reactive and dynamic environment. This thesis will examine the more conventional media used to convey form and space, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages associated with them. The central issue to this thesis is the aspect of movement: that motion is an essential part of spatial understanding and that of visual perception. As a base for my arguments I have chosen some theories of perception relevant to architecture, and tried to find parallels which could give rise to a better understanding of architectural form and space and to it's representation. Finally, I have looked at the state of the art in computer graphics: the difficulties involved in creating computer images, how they are being overcome and lastly the potential for visualization that computers can offer in the future.
Thesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1986.MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCHIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 81-85).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology