“Translated Architecture” is an unique psychological implication space that is translated from the spatiality camera language.  Its significance lies in the ability to better approach and understand the psychological condition brought by the living environment. To better understand what the camera language could lead us to, this thesis chooses to take phobias as an entry point to analyze the subtle changes in human psychology under different camera views.

Phobias like social phobia, Claustrophobia, Agoraphobia on a certain level is a form of mental illness that is related to architectural space.

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Phobia is subjective. Space is not.

Different spaces and different angles to perceive the space will have a decisive impact on our subjective feeling.

Here’s an example, a space with a chair at the end and a window facing it. In front of these objects is a column like object. Within this specific boxed space, different people using different perspectives and different ways of interpretation to approach the space are likely to result in divergent conclusions.

If the viewer is relatively short and walking towards the end along the left side, here is what they will see first(Top image). their view is blocked mostly by this object which only allows them to see the chair and the light penetrates it. This specific scene will potentially generate depression and “fear” of the “unknown”.

However, if the viewer is taller than average and walking along the right side, they will be able to have a view like this(Image on the bottom). They know there is a chair which has nothing special and a window in front of it that's where the light is coming from. The object might suddenly look like a table, or something else.


︎︎︎ Camera Language

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