“Body tailored space: experiments in evolving spatial interactions”

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    Body tailored space: experiments in evolving spatial interactions

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    The way we perceive built environment is through our own physicality – through our senses and through our body’s interactive movement, therefore I argue that an aesthetically more stimulating physical experience of a building will be produced if an effective connection to space through a more multi-sensory approach to architecture is recognized. Embodied systems are constantly being designed and re-designed through the interchange of information with the environment and people (Dourish 2001). Through a design experiment I tested possibilities to enhance and broaden participatory levels and not just reactive levels of adaptation in space. The behaviour-making process is part of the system itself or in other words that the system can evolve its own goals through a learning process.

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    1. Dourish, Paul. 2001. Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction, Cambridge: MIT Press.
    2. Frazer, John. 1995. An Evolutionary Architecture, AA Publications.
    3. Pask, Gordon. 1976, Conversation theory: applications in education and epistemology/(Amsterdam, Oxford Elsevier, 520/11106 77/0482 (044441424X.


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