Advertisement

Narrative Interactions

  • Peter James BaldwinEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Springer Series in Adaptive Environments book series (SPSADENV)

Abstract

The 21st Century city, has already been described as a place of simultaneous experience, where the physical infrastructure and public and private narratives of spatial occupation of the past are interwoven, overlapped and augmented with an invisible matrix of digital interactions. Whilst the city, and indeed its individual architectural, components are undeniably places of interaction, it is becoming increasingly evident that this digital matrix, is influencing and informing our behaviours. As such the built environment and our perception of it is increasingly bound to and transformed by the content and nature of these digital interactions. Perhaps the most overt examples of this binding can be found within the field of “Adaptive Architecture” where the interactions described digitally become manifest through the physical adaption. The continuous interaction and digital description forge a parallel narrative for inhabitants of the City. Viewed in light of a number of projects created in the Lincolns School of Architecture and the Built Environment, this chapter seeks to analyse and understand the consequences of Adaptive Architecture that responds to Spatial Narrative.

Keywords

Adaptive architecture Interaction Narrative Studio 

Notes

Thanks

With grateful thanks all involved with Studio C and in particular to Abbey Donnelly, Jordan Pegg and Thomas Richardson for their kind permission to reproduce their images.

Notes/References

  1. Ampatzidou C (2014) Building stories—the architectural design process as narrative. In: Digital storytelling in times of crisis, AthensGoogle Scholar
  2. Ballard JG (1962) The Thousand dreams of Stellavista in Vermillion sands. Berkley Books, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  3. Ballard J G (1987) Kaleidoscope in science fiction eriters audio CD (2011). LondonGoogle Scholar
  4. Barthes R (1977) Introduction to the structural analysis of narratives. In: Image music text negative dialectics (trans: Heath S). Fontana Press, LondonGoogle Scholar
  5. BASF PLC (2008) BASF house. In: Building a sustainable future. Available via: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/creative-energy-homes/documents/basfhousebrochure.pdf. [First Accessed 2013]
  6. Boardwell D (1985) Narration in the fiction film. University of Wisconsin Press, MadisonGoogle Scholar
  7. Brown Jnr W (2010) Storytelling in architecture. In: Planetizen, Available via: https://www.planetizen.com/node/46878. [First Accessed 2017]
  8. Bruner J (1991) The Narrative construction of reality. The University of Chicago Press, ChicagoCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Chi L (1991) Narration and the architectural program: the ‘Mythical’ Status of Architectural Fictions. In: Linzey M (ed) Writing/history/architecture/myth. University of Auckland, AucklandGoogle Scholar
  10. Cilento K (2012) Al bahar towers responsive Facade/ Aedas. In: Archdaily. Available via. https://www.archdaily.com/270592/al-bahar-towers-responsive-facade-aedas. [First Accessed 2012]
  11. De Botton A (2007) The architecture of happiness. Penguin Books, LondonGoogle Scholar
  12. Dunn N (2017) Dark matters; a manifesto for the Nocturnal city. Zero Books, WinchesterGoogle Scholar
  13. Garfinkel H (1967) Studies in ethnomethodology. Prentice Hall, New JerseyGoogle Scholar
  14. Gill J (2014) Narrative cities. In: Mendelson Z (ed) This mess is a place a collapsible anthology of collections and clutter. And Publishing, LondonGoogle Scholar
  15. Leon C (2016) An architecture of narrative memory. In: Biologically inspired cognitive architectures. vol 16, Pages 19–33CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Lim CJ (2011) Short stories: London in two-and-a-half dimensions. Routledge, LondonGoogle Scholar
  17. Lim CJ, Liu E (2017) Inhabitable infrastructures. Routledge, LondonCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Psarra S (2009) Architecture and narrative: the formation of space and cultural meaning. Routledge, LondonCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Psarra S (2003) ‘The book and the labyrinth were one and the same’ -narrative and architecture in Borges’ fictions. In: Journal of architecture. vol. 8, Iss. 3,Taylor and Francis, LondonGoogle Scholar
  20. Pynchon T (1983) Entropy. TrysteroGoogle Scholar
  21. Rowland D (2016) From Chelsea to Lincoln. UnpublishedGoogle Scholar
  22. Rowland D et al (2014) Cybernetic architecture - a series of sculptural deployments moved by social media. UnpublishedGoogle Scholar
  23. Rowling JK (2000) Harry Potter and the goblet of fire. Bloomsbury, LondonGoogle Scholar
  24. Schank, R.C. (1975). Conceptual information processing, Elsevier, New YorkCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Schnädelbach H et al (2010) Adaptive architecture - a conceptual framework. MediaCity. Weimar, Germany, Bauhaus-Universität, WeimarGoogle Scholar
  26. Szilas N (2015) Towards narrative-based knowledge representation in cognitive systems. University of Geneva Press, GenevaGoogle Scholar
  27. Thomspson L et al (2011) Report: Grand central warehouse library; occupational analysis. LincolnGoogle Scholar
  28. Tschumi B (1981) Manhattan transcripts. St Martins Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  29. Tschumi B (1996) Architecture and disjunction. The MIT Press, Cambridge MasGoogle Scholar
  30. Urquhart et al (2018) Adaptive architecture: regulating human building interaction. BILETA 2018, AberdeenGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of LincolnLincolnUK

Personalised recommendations