The Choreography of Construction or How to Perform a Building

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Creator: 

Normand, Scott Nicholas

Date: 

2020

Abstract: 

Much of today's constructional process lives to serve a completion timeline. A project's design is developed towards something that can be built, and it is then constructed until substantial completion at which time it is introduced as a finished work to be evaluated, admired, occupied, or ignored. This thesis attempts to imagine a choreography for construction as a reclamation of this constructional period creating a time of further enrichment with performative expressions, a developed operative vocabulary and practicable repertoire. Reunderstanding the constructional process as an amorphous performance allows for an observation and interaction with the project's fabric, space, and material at its most formative stage. The constructional sequences of a building have the responsibility to be dependable and functional, but now their curious nature introduces a sense of playfulness and theatricality to the project as a whole.

Subject: 

Architecture
Design and Decorative Arts
Theater

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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