Eliza Rudkowska



Precedents Part One
Precedents Part Two
Program Part One
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Conceptual Design Part One
Site model
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Initial design strategies / concept


Form, motion, fluidity

Light, colour, substance

Sequence of spaces, choreography


 Excerpt from, "Doing and Dancing: Rudolf Laban and the 'Dance Form'" by Mack Scogin

"It can be argued that dance, more than any other art form, more closely resembles the fundamental characteristics of architecture. As in architecture, it:

1. Traces space, time, and movement, relies on light, content, context, structure, and timing for  order.

2. Is constructed of the human figure and occupied by the human spirit.

3. Involves a relentless struggle with the natural forces of gravity and the individual limitations of human physicality.

4. Employs the illusionary effects of procession, perspective, point-of-view, color and light.

5. Demands precise technique and craft.

6. Requires knowledge of it traditions, history, and theory for substance and orientation.

7. Stimulates an awareness of the reciprocal line between the body and mind.

More importantly, like architecture, dance as movement is a central feature of human existence, a medium through which inner attitudes are displaced, learning is achieved and by which experience is enlarged. Both dance and architecture are performances."