Sensory spatiality: tangible and intangible dynamics in interior architectural design

Knueppel, G 2010, Sensory spatiality: tangible and intangible dynamics in interior architectural design, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Architecture and Design, RMIT University.


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Title Sensory spatiality: tangible and intangible dynamics in interior architectural design
Author(s) Knueppel, G
Year 2010
Abstract If interior architects consider spatial environments as a set of dynamic and multi-layered conditions for human occupation, rather than as fixed physical form, what then are ways of mapping, communicating and designing with such ephemeral qualities? This proposition was my incentive to explore new tools and techniques beyond the conventional methods used in interior architectural design practices. My research has specifically focussed on visual and auditory relationships within the human occupation of spatial environments and questioned how sensory, spatial and temporal conditions of interior architectural design shape human behaviours, movement and interaction. Using research through design as my investigative framework, six PhD projects have contributed to new knowledge and ways of practising within the field of interior architecture. In these project works I developed novel techniques of mapping and documenting multi-sensory, tangible and intangible forces and flows by using digital technologies, such as sound and video recordings, as key tools for designing. Through this research I have not only been able to augment my own practice as a designer of sensory, spatial and temporal interior environments, but also to offer other interior architecture practices new tools and techniques that can be used at different stages of the design process.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture and Design
Keyword(s) Interior architectural design practice
multi-sensory
spatiotemporal
auditory and visual relationships
human occupation
design tools and techniques
digital and analogue technolgies
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