The Architecture of Performance / The Performance of Architecture

4th-Year Architectural Design Studio at the International
Program in Design and Architecture (INDA), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Studio Professor - Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong

Friday, January 31, 2014

Performance Space Precedents, by Patlapa Davivongsa

For performance spaces, I am personally more interested in the smaller ones because I believe they provide more interaction to the audiences. Different performance spaces serve for different type of performances: the seatings and the stages are designed accordingly. The case studies that I chose to analyze are as follow: 

Jay Prizker Pavilion 
deals with sound performances 
with less focus on the visual performances.

Nature Theatre Auditorium 
reverses the idea of open air theatre 
by having the audiences being indoor.

Pole Dance
 is an interactive exhibition 
that allows the audiences to become performers.

Black Box theatre 
is a type of theater that is only a black squared box 
which can be set up into variety of performances.

Walt Disney Modular Theater
 is an example of a Black Box theater.
 Its unique element is the movable floors, walls, and ceilings.

Zhongguancun Christian Church 
is a different from other typical churches 
because of its unusual shape. 
I am interested in how beliefs 
create  different experiences for people in spaces.