Investigating a narrative architecture: Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art

Danilo Di Mascio, Tom Maver

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Abstract

In this paper, a theoretical approach and a methodology to investigate and document a narrative architecture will be presented. In the architecture field, the word narrative is often used in reference to ways of representing or telling the story of a project. Within the context of this research with the expression"narrative architecture" the authors mean an architecture that, like a book, tells a story through its material and immaterial characteristics. In order to analyze the selected characteristics of a narrative architecture, a possible approach is represented by a digital 3D reconstruction and a critical analysis of the digital model produced. The digital reconstruction process and the theoretical background have been applied to a case study, a masterpiece in the history of architecture: Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art. Several graphic works have been created to communicate the main characteristics of this narrative architecture. The research project attempts to explore ways to study and explain existing buildings from new and innovative points of view, but at the same time, it can trigger important reflections in architectural design and education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFusion
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference (Conference on Education and Research in Computer Architectural Design in Europe)
EditorsEmine Mine Thompson
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne, UK
PublishereCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) and Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Northumbria University
Pages653-663
Number of pages11
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9789491207075
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe Conference: Fusion: Data Integration at its Best - Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sep 201412 Sep 2014
Conference number: 32
http://www.ecaade.org/prev-conf/archive/ecaade2014/www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/events/2014/09/ecaade-2014-conference/index.html (Link to Conference Information)

Conference

Conference32nd Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe Conference
Abbreviated titleeCAADe
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle
Period10/09/1412/09/14
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    Di Mascio, D., & Maver, T. (2014). Investigating a narrative architecture: Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art. In E. M. Thompson (Ed.), Fusion: Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference (Conference on Education and Research in Computer Architectural Design in Europe) (Vol. 1, pp. 653-663). eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) and Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Northumbria University. http://papers.cumincad.org/data/works/att/ecaade2014_143.content.pdf