A Tomographic computation of Spatial Dynamics

Yoon J. Han, Toni Kotnik

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Waning of vigorous discourses about the idea of space as essence in architectural design concurred with the emergence of digital architecture. The notion of space was replaced with the underlying notion of form facilitating optimization of performances and form-generation in digital design ever since. Within the context of digital architecture, the current research investigates a formal method to reintroduce spatial aspects, based on dynamics of architectural space in relation to form, into digital design processes. Accordingly, a computational framework is devised employing the idea of space as dynamic field conditions, in order to capture dynamic interrelation of architectural space with architectural form. That is, spatial dynamics are regarded as data embedded in architectural space, that can imply operational aspects of spatial experiences and / or stimulate corporeal engagements with experiential space, as concepts as action potentials and affordances do (Rasmussen 1964). As a result, the research aims to contribute to the body of knowledge that endeavour to systematize architectural sensibilities that are implicit in design processes by externalization utilizing computation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnthropologic: Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age - Proceedings of the 38th eCAADe Conference
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-9-49120-721-1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe: Architecture and Fabrication in the Cognitive Age - TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Duration: 16 Sept 202018 Sept 2020
Conference number: 38

Publication series

NameeCAADe proceedings
ISSN (Print)2684-1843


ConferenceInternational Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Abbreviated titleeCAADE
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  • spatial dynamics
  • dynamic field conditions
  • dynamic displacement


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