SOMA District_San Francisco Bay
MATTHEW S. GOODWIN
ARCHITECTURAL THESIS: 2007_2008 BACHELORS OF ARCHITECURE CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY SAN LUIS OBISPO KAREN LANGE, ADVISOR
"Experiencing architecture entails various dynamics. Experience can be sensory or emotional; it can constitute amusement, satisfaction, indifference or displeasure. Translating such elements into architecture requires the understanding of the human response to space and a design’s potency to induce this response."
this is a list o architectural thesis topics
attempt to diagrammatically see what new connections or events could occur. It was an attempt to see what can be produced from two separate entities, where the end result could not previously be seen in the entities making the product. I thought of this experiment relating to program where several programs each with their own individual characteristics and spatial fields come together, but where they begin to intersect or overlap creates a new series of events and fields that were previously not recognizable, therefore being indeterminate. Interactive Architecture The interactive process, which is created by the cause and effect relationship to a piece and its user, is a very architecturally stimulating idea. Buildings have a basic stasis to them. They are structured to some form of ground and remain the same over many years. How then does architecture continue to engage its users beyond the initial interactions with space? Integrating installations such as these interactive pieces can provoke new life to dead spaces. They can engage the space and its surroundings over time as it continually changes with events and users. The product of each experiment resulted in a web of interconnected ideas and reactions. The overlying ideas of interaction and indeterminacy played a huge role in the experimental processes. Ideas that are a major part of my thesis, because they deal with engaging many different users and programs at the same time. These experiments will aid in creating architectural form that can generate interactive and indeterminate events between