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id caadria2006_629
authors MICHAEL A. AMBROSE
year 2006
title VERTICALITY AND HORIZONTALITY. FROM THE PANTHEON TO THE PLAYSTATION, SPATIAL EXPERIENCE AND THE HUMAN BODY IN ARCHITECTURE
source CAADRIA 2006 [Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia] Kumamoto (Japan) March 30th - April 2nd 2006, 629-631
summary This research seeks to question the assumed relationship between perspectival projection and architecture as means of investigation, representation and ultimately re-presentation of architectural idea and spatial experience. Spatial experience is primarily a product of corporeal sensation. The human body, as the site of experience reveals a conceptual contradiction between our innate senses and learned perceptions (Gibson, 1966). Verticality and horizontality are abstract conceptual and perceptual constructs used simultaneously in human sensory systems to locate one in space and time. The spatial experience as generated from, and translated by, the human body through visual sensory perception is the focus of the work that looks at first, second and third person spatial experience in architecture and architectural representation. As society continues on the path of further cybernetic extension of the body’s sense-image, the context and spatial/visual literacy of the ‘learned’ sense of space-time will continue to evolve, transform and alter as cultures stretch to engage both edges of the physical and virtual worlds. Vitruvius articulated the human experience (and the subsequent expression of architecture) as inherently a vertical one.
series CAADRIA
email ambrosem@umd.edu
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