WIT Press


Architecture Between Applicational And Virtual Space

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CI040341

Volume

31

Pages

11

Published

2004

Size

335 kb

Author(s)

I. Juras

Abstract

Architecture was often a field used for the verification of new technological possibilities (innovations) which inspired man's utopian yearning. This yearning can be classified into "external" and "internal". External yearning is the desire for flight through the endless space of the universe; internal yearning is the desire for immersion into virtual space. Both involve intervening into and manipulating man's environment, transforming it in accordance with the degree and range of technical development (architecture is culture), thereby directly confirming the level of civilisation through the house-city organisation. In the creative anticipatory process, architects are immersed in virtual space, with reality as an afterthought, and are subjected to a particular kind of mental gymnastics in their attempts to project themselves into the position of a future end-user, wher

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