Spatial Syntax is an investigation into the phenomena of ‐ bodily movement – and its potential relevance as a device to visualise and choreograph spatial experience. The dissertation proposes to examine the movement theory of choreographer, Rudolf Laban. His primary principles will then be used, to conduct an analysis of an individual’s movements with direct implication to built form, as a means of substantiating a credible method to understand and determine the experiential extent of architectural realities.
The principal suspect in architecture has always been – the human body. Nevertheless, human movement theories have received limited appraisal within architectural theory as a potentially critical component of the design process. People and behaviour are inseparable… They do, they learn, they progress, however the intention of this dissertation is to discover how? and why? With this knowledge, can it then be used by the architect to deliberately manipulate the experience of built form?
The moving body is proposed in this dissertation is a medium of experience composed of dynamic intentions and event form, revealing the roles the architect must adopt as both ‘performer’ and ‘audience’ in the creation and enhancement spatial experience in built form.