From Dance Movement to Architectural Form


Stathopoulou, D., 2011. From Dance Movement to Architectural Form. Thesis (Master of Philosophy (MPhil)). University of Bath.

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    Architecture and dance, two apparently diverse subjects, are explored, analysed and interrelated in this research, through parametric modelling. The thesis is divided into five basic chapters. Firstly, the prior research regarding architecture and dance is examined, which also justifies the innovation of the current research. Secondly, the visualisation techniques that have been used so far are explored in order to record, file, compose, animate, transform or combine dance movements. Afterwards, how dance movement can be expressed and transformed within the frame of parametric modelling is explained. The tools created are then applied in two case-studies, and transformed according to the functional and spatial restrictions of each project. Finally, the outcomes of this research are summarised indicating the achievements and the difficulties of the whole process, while recommendations for further research are suggested.


    Item Type Thesis (Master of Philosophy (MPhil))
    CreatorsStathopoulou, D.
    Uncontrolled Keywordsdance visualisation, parametric modelling, motion capture, playscape, labanotation, architecture, digital fabrication, grasshopper, skatepark
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
    Publisher StatementUnivBath_MPhil_2011_D_Stathopoulou.pdf: © The Author; © The Author; UnivBath_MPhil_2011_D_Stathopoulou.docx: © The Author
    ID Code27813


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