Author: Luis Chung


Studio: MArch Thesis

Advisors: Yvan Cazabon and Roger Connah

Year: 2019-2020

Project Description

The space within a film, though intangible, might not be a mere representation of real space. Agreeing with this, how would we define filmic space? Might it simply be a different kind of space? And if so, can it be analyzed, understood and, most importantly, shaped?

This thesis sets out to determine the ways in which a filmmaker’s (considerably different) attitude towards spatio-temporal concerns might serve as a foundation upon which an alternative approach to space-making might develop within architecture.

To achieve this, we inquire about cinematic tools and examine filmic processes to help uncover the overlooked potential our cognitive experience and perception might have towards the design and crafting of architecture.

A series of exercises—developed by adapting a filmmaker’s alternative understanding of time and space will be tested as potential tools for a speculative exploration of events, behaviour and emotion; all set within the context of an architectural design process suggesting ways to speak of film as an architectural research methodology.