In this chapter I explore how certain aspects of the dynamics of form and embodied vision in three-dimensional spatial experience can be rendered in 3D. I take isovists along a path and plot in succession the fluctuation of their variables in three dimensions. The work builds on previous research by Psarra and Grajewski (2001, 2003) Lazaridou and Psarra (2017, 2021) and Psarra and Maldonado (ongoing). Our findings consist of prototypes and digital images, each one modelling a building by selected architects. Such modelling can provide systematic ways to compare a corpus of buildings of different styles, or buildings by the same architect over a period of time. Another advantage of this work is that it can facilitate the study of social factors in terms of interfaces between different categories of people, examining whether spatial experiences look different from the view-point of different users.
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Psarra, S. (2023). The Architectonics of Form: Intelligibility of Space and Form in Space–Time. In: Mora, P.L., Viana, D.L., Morais, F., Vieira Vaz, J. (eds) Formal Methods in Architecture. FMA 2022. Digital Innovations in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-2217-8_2
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