Synthetic Space (and the Architecture of Play)
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This thesis is about the kinetic relationship between body and space. It attempts to read the world as a continuous experience rooted in bodily sensation and investigates relationships between human bodies in the conception, making, and experience of architectural space. More particularly, this thesis attempts to reveal and ‘play’ with the kinaesthetic forces of space in the pursuit of developing novel conceptions of architectural space. The study of the relationship between the making and inhabiting of space was done by simply deconstructing space with a focus on the kinaesthetic relationship between the “body that modulates space” and “space that modulates the body”. This was proceeded by probing the internal order of such modulations – allowing emergent attributes; compositional, tectonic, spatial, and ontological, to come forth. These emergent qualities are synthesized into a series of architectural projects that reveal the reciprocal relationship between the body and space.