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Projecting Realities: Re-mediation in the Realm of Architecture
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The boundaries between physical and virtual are dissolving as worlds are superimposed through media saturation. The design proposal of a movie theater at S:t Eriksgatan in Stockholm acts as vehicle for exploring the opportunities of architecture in an unstable reality. Remediation. A concept within media studies, describes the way any new media incorporates the traits of already existing ones. Conversely, “(…)older media refashion themselves to answer the challenges of new media”(1).

By regarding architecture as a world-conjuring operation, parallel investigations into other media provide new tools of design. The method consists of simultaneously developing five works in five media: text, image, diorama, video and architecture. The text serves as abinding narrative. The image is based on an analysis of Giovanni Battista Piranesis prison etchings wich exhibit a range of devices particular to the world of image. The diorama or mirror box is an attempt to create a boundless but contained world. The video world has centered around the use of a reverse zoom effect. The movie theater uses the techniques of media in order to enhance it´s immersive qualities.

(1) BOLTER & GRUSIN, Jay David & Richard (2000) Remediation: Understanding New Media, USA: MIT Press, p. 19.

Abstract [sv]

Mediasatureringen av vårt samhälle har lett till att gränsen mellan det fysiska och det virtuella suddas ut. Ett förslag till en biograf på S:t Eriksgatan i Stockholm agerar verktyg för en undersökning av arkitekturens möjligheter i vår ostabila värld. Remediering, en term inom medievetenskap, beskriver hur nya medier inkorporerar egenskaper från gamla medier. Samtidigt sker det motsatta: “(...)older media refashion themselves to answer the challenges of new media”(1).

Genom att se arkitekturen som en världsframkallande operation blir undersökningar av andra medier relevanta och ger möjlighet att utveckla nya verktyg. Metoden består av att på samma gång skapa fem verk inom fem olika medier: text; bild; diorama; video och arkitektur. Texten fungerar som ett sammanhållande narrativ. Bilden baseras på en analys av Giovanni Battista Piranesis fängelse-etsningar. Dioramat eller spegellådan är ett försök att skapa en rymd som är på samma gång gränslös och sammanhållen. Video-världen baseras på en filmisk teknik kallad reverse zoom. Biografen inkorporerar de utarbetade teknikerna och uppnår på så sätt en uppslukande effekt.

 

(1) BOLTER & GRUSIN, Jay David & Richard (2000) Remediation: Understanding New Media, USA: MIT Press, s. 19.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 48
Keywords [en]
media, architecture, cinema, film, movie theater, S:t Eriksgatan, remediation, Piranesi, image, text, video, diorama, phantasmagoria, dolly zoom, reverse zoom, zoom, mirror, heterotopia, world, reality, virtual, immersive
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-200478OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-200478DiVA, id: diva2:1070591
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
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Available from: 2017-02-06 Created: 2017-01-27 Last updated: 2017-02-06Bibliographically approved

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