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ARCHITECTONIC MODELLING

The website uses the term ‘model’ in the broad sense referring to mode and scale as operators and involving drawing and other articulating devises as well. Thus, architectonic modeling isn’t confined to the conventional architectural ‘scale model’ which represents a building or object.

Body_space_interface focuses on modelling as basically different from building architecture. This is a condition of becoming not present in most art forms – while chorographers and sculptors, say, work directly with body-movement and factual fabric, architectonic modelling manipulates space as abstractly presented and concurrently must relate directly to the sensing body.

This gap between modelling and building, between abstract space and actual body, is not a recent realization, but nonetheless only partly apprehended. In the process of making architecture, often we neither take for granted that one discuss how to model, what a specific type of model points out or covers up, or how we may operate differently and implement kinaesthesia as an active force in architectonic reflection. Likewise, model-discussions are not prevailing in architectural education, where the predominant modes of modelling or drawing primarily operate as re-presentations (of a building to be), rather than as presentations of an actual work-field you may interact with by direct performing. To deliberately operate with this gap, of coarse makes a difference for how and what the model generates and opens up to.