WIT Press

The Continuum Of Material, Structure And Space. Anti-gravity Architecture: A New Utopia For An Experimental Architecture

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MRS960231

Volume

24

Pages

9

Published

1996

Size

862 kb

Author(s)

K.M. Dewidar

Abstract

In the historical development from static to dynamic perception of space, there are concomitant changes in the concept of architectural style. Materials become lighter, structures more kinetic and spaces less bounded and more energetic. This paper is an attempt to examine the expression of movement in architecture, advanced concepts of equilibrium, and a new sense of weight, that would finally lead to a new concept of space expressing the essence of movement. Energy, is the basic element of this new language, since it is capable of articulating the emerging concepts of force and dynamic space in a new architectural form. This language will be an abstract element behind every design, where typical themes from static compositions, arranged on the basis of tectonic principles are

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