Architecture and Sculpture are very similar, and each often borrows elements from the other. Arts and sciences have made numerous discoveries in their respective fields in recent years. As a result, it is safe to say that new things can be discovered in the thin layer where one art or science meets another. Every day, new terms and perspectives are introduced to explain, investigate, and ultimately produce new things.
The essential element that distinguishes architecture from sculpture is motion. To expand our search, we can introduce other areas of architecture such as Dance, which is the field’s leader in motion, and Forces from the engineering section.
We’ll try to figure out what the possible connections are and what perspectives can be found by incorporating them into the Arctitectural language..
is the art of forming materials and space into a usable form under a design ruled by properties and intention.
is the behavior that consists of intentional, rhythmic, and cultural sequences of the participating members. Time, movement, and space have an inherent, aesthetic value and symbolic potential
is any interaction that, when opposed, will change the motion of an object. A force can cause an object with mass to change its velocity (which includes beginning moving from a state of rest), i.e., to accelerate. Force can also be described intuitively as a push or a pull. A force has both magnitude and direction, making it a vector quantity. It is measured in the SI unit of newtons and represented by the symbol F.
is the use all of them together in such a way that can produce a new architectural tool of thinking.
To start thinking about what ADF can be we must at first try to translate each part within another part. Thus we must think Architectural Forces, Architectural Dance, and Dance Forces to combine all of them together.
1. Architectural Forces
Architecture talks at the most about space.
Space is created by putting obstacles at a distance. To refer to something as an obstacle must have specific properties
These properties of the obstacle have inside them hidden forces. Size, Mass, and Material combined together give the obstacle weight. Weight is the gravitational force that spacetime applies to matter when a big mass appears near them.
As for buildings obstacles can be walls , floors, windows, and anything that we need the effort to overcome. Moreover for a building to stand needs to balance its weight that obstacles have so to exist.
Distance is a chosen metric that is being selected so use can be created.
So combining Distances and obstacles we create architectural space. In other words, by combining force and distance we create space. A combination of spaces can create an architectural object. So we can create architecture by putting together forces and distances.
In physics when we speak about forces and distances very often is translated as momentum
Momentum = Force * Distance
In an abstract way of thinking space is momentum and when momentums are combined they can create an architectural object. So these momentums can be told as Architectural Forces.
2. Architectural Dance
Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture.
Dance mostly consists of movement in space and rhythm. Human body parts are moving usually under music trying to express feelings and meanings. Thus paths are created that obey a certain rhythm.
These paths are forming objects that can be drawn in space. In other words, we can say that when we create a dance path we actually create a solid object that dance can move in it. So we create obstacles for the solids to exist within space.
If we represent the movement of solids within time and music we create Architectural dance.
3. Dance Forces
Dance also requires effort to propel body masses across space and gravity to keep them on the ground. Every part of the human body has a certain amount of mobility. Forces are generated either internally from the muscles or externally from sources like other dancers or solid impediments (floor, wall, etc.).
An element of the human body changes in momentum every time a force is applied to it. From being motionless to moving in a certain direction, from moving in one direction to another, or from moving to stopping.
That implies that the benevolent forces generated by dance can truly mold a path, and as a result, architectural elements and space.
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