Contemporary society's expectations have evolved beyond their
current environments. In order to reinvigorate our surroundings, we
must re-evaluate the standard method of creating architectural
space, from process to product. In an attempt to achieve this
reformation of design, inspiration can be drawn from concepts
and practices in contemporary theatre since the 20th century.
Theatre and architecture share a common goal of communicating
to their audience. The existence and success of both these art
forms vitally depends on the human body.
By paralleling concepts in contemporary theatre and architecture,
this thesis will explore the integral components to creating
holistically experiential architectural space. The corresponding
design project is devised from an accumulative synthesis of the
theatrical concepts examined in this text. These architectural
moments consider potential social and spatial relationships
encountered by the audience in an interactive and sensually
stimulating environment, and in turn how their response can have
a transformative effect on that space.