Compound Field The Objectization of Vectors
Master of Architecture
This thesis explores the intermediate situation between vector field and object field. With careful study of precedents, both vector field and object field are found to have their certain limits in complex urban environment, an alternative field concept, compound field, is proposed. Compound field is constituted by compound hybridization between objects and vectors, in which objects and vectors mutually interact with each other. Theoretically, compound field can be created through vectorization of objects, or objectization of vectors, but the thesis project only focus on the latter. A museum complex, which is vaguely defined in actual functions, is designed follow the objectization operations, based on the vectors generated from its dynamic site, which is located by the waterfront of Seattle. The development starts from the analysis of site vectors, different transportations, circulations, contextual relationships and hidden forces are learned and processed digitally; then these vectors are objectized through three major operations, thickening, faceting, and profiling, in which the objectivity is built up without sacrifice of their vectoriality; then, joints typology, vectorial sensations, combination of archetypes and spacial organizations are studied for the building complex; at last, drawings, and renderings are represented in an analytical way, in order to point the space sensations back to its shaping forces. The ultimate goal is an architecture with no priori or posteriori, it is architecture itself appears prior to its vocabulary or its parts.