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A conversation between Art Nouveau and Digital design
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The study contrasts the architecture of the Art Nouveau period  1880-1915 with contemporary curvilinear computational designs created 1980-2015. This is done by examining similarities and differences in design context, methods, philosophy and forms. The study includes an analysis of the curved lines used in Art Nouveau architecture as well as comparative study of  the two periods’ building compositions, façades and ornamentation. The thesis tries to answer the following questions: Is it possible to identify significant forms or geometric markers in  the Art Nouveau architecture of the period 1890 to 1920? How do such markers differ from post 1980 computational curvilinear architecture? Is it possible to reinterpret Art Nouveau architecture today in a relevant way?

Abstract [sv]

Denna studien kontrasterar Art Nouveau/ Jugendstil perioden 1880-1920 med dagens datorstödda design diskurs med fokus på den böjda linjen. Studien undersöker skillnader och likheter i kontext, metod, filosofi och form mellan de båda perioderna. Studien inkluderar en analys av den kurvatur som används inom Art Nouveau / Jugendstil och undersöker vidare byggnadskomposition,  fasader och ornament i de båda tidsperioderna. Studien försöker besvara följande frågor: Fins det några signifikanta former eller geometrier i  Art Nouveau / Jugendstil arkitekturen och hur skiljer dessa sig från dagens datorstödda arkitektur, Går det att på ett relevant sätt använda delar av  Art Nouveau / Jugendstil arkitekturen och dess diskurrs på ett idag relevant sätt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 120 p.
Keyword [en]
Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, Curvilinear architecture, Organic architecture, Belle Époque, Beauty, Computational design, Digital design, Computer aided design, Computer aided manufacturing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-193091OAI: diva2:975149
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
Available from: 2016-11-02 Created: 2016-09-28 Last updated: 2016-11-02Bibliographically approved

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