SPACE-TIME PARAMETRIC

Adding Time Dimension as a Shaping Parameter of Architectural Form (Chrono form)

Just as Einstein's own Relativity Theory led Einstein to reject time, Feynman’s Sum over histories theory led him to describe time simply as a direction in space. Using computer animation now enables us to draw vast possibilities of trajectories and control their timing and number of arrays.
The presented work suggests redefining the Architectural geometry of the generated form systems by 4 parameters
P : Trajectory path length
T: Timing
N: number of synchronized arrays
M: motion typology
Research findings in the analogy between the body in motion and the architectural form could be identified into the following three points:
1.The frames of motion vs the architectural module.
2.The motion trajectories vs the architectural mass silhouette.
3.The motion story vs the space narrative.
Nowadays with the aid of computer animation tools it is possible to array hierarchal clones of form unit module synchronized on time frames to test the spatiality of architectural theories to create with what we called chronoform.
It is suggested in this study to create void openings in architectural form arrayed across a sun path as a trajectory with decelerating the arrays (elongated time) of the void openings in the morning and afternoon and accelerating (shrunk time) them at the noon time to enable sun of the early morning and afternoon to enter the space and decreasing it at the noon time.

Source: Conference: Parallelism in Architecture, Environment And Computing Techniques, (PACT),ISSN: 5760-1744, At University of East London (UEL), London, September 2016

Author(s): El Sayary, Samer​

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Just as Einstein's own Relativity Theory led Einstein to reject time, Feynman’s Sum over histories theory led him to describe time simply as a direction in space. Many artists tried to visualize time as Étienne-Jules Marey when he invented the chronophotography. While the wheel of development of chronophotography in the Victorian era had ended in inventing the motion picture, a lot of research is still in its earlier stages regarding the time as a shaping media for the architectural form. Using computer animation now enables us to use time as a flexible tool to be stretched and contracted to visualize the time dilation of the Einstein's special relativity. The presented work suggests using time as a sustainable tool to shape the generated form in response to the sun movement to control the amount of daylighting entering the space by stretching the time duration and contracting time frames at certain locations of the sun trajectory along a summer day to control the amount of daylighting in the morning and afternoon versus the noon time.

Source: Conference: ASCAAD 2016, Parametricism Vs. Materialism: Evolution of digital technologies for development, At SOAS University of London, London, November 2016

Author(s): El Sayary, Samer

USING TIME AS A SUSTAINABLE TOOL TO CONTROL DAYLIGHT IN SPACE: Creating the Chronoform

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