Reflections : journal of built environment research
Curtin University of Technology
Place of publication
There are many varied ways that the human body is referred to in the thinking about architecture. However, rethinking about the body in other disciplines has meant that some of the binary theories within architecture have needed to be reviewed. The spatial body is a particular conceptualisation of the body that brings a focus onto space within architecture, and proposes that rethinking space through the body produces different and new ideas of spatiality. This paper examines body-architecture relations and how they might be revised in order that a spatial body is conceptualised. While this idea of the spatial body has been theorised through research, it can also be explored through creative practices and teaching. The theory is extended by a presentation of a studio programme that tried to develop exploration of architectural space through the idea of the spatial body.
Field of Research
120103 Architectural History and Theory 120502 History and Theory of the Built Environment (excl Architecture)
Socio Economic Objective
970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design