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Memorias de investigación
Map and Project: spatial representation as a critical tool for architecture
Áreas de investigación
  • Ingeniería civil y arquitectura
The present dissertation is concerned with the intricate relations that link spatial perception, representation and action. By enacting a comparative analysis of a number of spatial representation techniques that pertain to cartography and architectural design, the research aims at theorizing about their mutual connections as much as about the synergy existing between both disciplines. All the investigation is grounded on the principle of spatial representation already being an action over the object it depicts ? be it a building, a city, or a region. The techniques chosen for analysis were selected accordingly to one of the research hypotheses, namely, that the effectiveness of spatial representation depends on its ability to express the most primitive topological relationships. In regard of the present investigation, these spatial properties are: connectedness/separation, order or succession, enclosure and continuity. This classification follows the one referred to topological space as contained in Piaget and Inhelder?s influential work about the development of spatial acquisition, and will be used for structuring the research into different themes, as to selecting a discrete number of techniques for spatial representational to be ascribed at each of the four distinct categories. Arguably, these techniques (archipelago, layers, figure-ground and line), having been originated in cartographic practices, are ingrained in the strategies of the architectural design, so as to condition the project?s content and outcome. Originating in an informed critique of GIS, for their detachment respect to and fragmentation of the spatial phenomena registered by them, as much as their reliance on the myth of a possible mimetic depiction of the spatial milieu - surveyed through remote sensing technologies, the research problematizes those systems of information and aims at reactivating other valid techniques of spatial representation that have been by-passed by GIS in their the exponential development.
Tipo de Tesis
Sobresaliente cum laude
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  • Director: Francisco Javier Maroto Ramos (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Nuevas Técnicas Arquitectura Ciudad
  • Departamento: Proyectos Arquitectónicos
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