Villa Girasole: A Filter for Movement in Building Cognition

Hugo Mulder*

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Abstract

This paper outlines a framework for building cognition that emphasises the role of architectural movement.The framework is relevant for a new type of building that is digitally augmented and autonomous, and that relates to occupants in novel ways. Based on an embodied view of cognition, the framework might serve a complementary approach to integrating building cognition in the overall building design. The significance of architectural movement in this context is unpacked and evaluated in this paper using the Villa Girasole, a historic work of kinetic architecture near Verona in Italy. The villa serves as a filter to investigate movement through three key concepts of the framework: Acting out, coupling, and exteriorisation. The paper proposes that architectural movement might enable an interdependency between building, occupant, and environment that is critical for establishing a form of highly specific building cognition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRE : Anthropocene - Design in the Age of Humans, - Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020
EditorsDominik Holzer, Walaiporn Nakapan, Anastasia Globa, Immanuel Koh
Volume2
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Publication date2020
Pages143-152
ISBN (Electronic)9789887891741
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 5. Aug 20206. Aug 2020

Conference

Conference25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityBangkok
Period05/08/202006/08/2020

Keywords

  • Building cognition
  • Enactive
  • Kinetic
  • Villa girasole

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