Title page for ETD etd-05062007-124413

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Baker, Lauren Patricia
URN etd-05062007-124413
Title An Exploration of Movement and the Human Form
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Chair
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Member
Feuerstein, Marcia F. Committee Member
  • movement
  • bone
  • skin
  • dance
Date of Defense 2005-06-20
Availability unrestricted
The Human form can be translated and diagrammed in multiple components, such as movement, structure, emotion, and tendency. As the art of dance redefines the limits of the body, these characteristics can be directly applied to the development of and progression through an architectural space. By abstracting movement of the human body, an architectural form can be derived.

Observing movement of the human body through an architectural space provides potential design insight and direction. Taking the existing components of the skin and bone in the human body, a structural form and potentially limitless skin for a building can be obtained.

How does movement occur within a space and how can an architectural space be designed to 'move'?

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