Dance + architecture : designing to inspire movement

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dc.contributor.advisor Harwood, Pamela Meyer, Crystal M. en_US 2011-06-03T20:04:10Z 2011-06-03T20:04:10Z 2006 en_US 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 2006 .M49 en_US
dc.description.abstract Dance, by definition, is “a conscious effort to create visual designs in space by continuously moving the body through a series of poses and pattern tracings.” (Cleveland Clinic) Dance and architecture have much in common. While the dancer or choreographer plans movements in space through a series of written or drawn diagrams, so too does an architect create movements by the formation and organization of space. It is interesting to consider how a choreographer might design movement through a built form. This thought is what led me to my thesis topic: How can architecture inspire movement through space?It intrigued me to consider the ways through which an architect manipulates a person's movement. How do well-designed spaces engage people in moving through them?I have chosen a downtown site as the location for this project. The proximity and types of surrounding buildings were very important topics of consideration as the design progressed. My goal was to ultimately design this facility so that it not only satisfied the programmatic requirements, but also so that it might provide something special to the community. The building attempts to be a connecting piece, a destination, a stop along a pathway, and a thoroughfare. It is a part of the urban fabric, but separate because of its individual function.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 40 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Dance + architecture : designing to inspire movement en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis. Thesis (B. Arch.)
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