Existential space understanding through digital image


  • Susana Iñarra Abad Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
  • Francisco Juan Vidal Universidad Politécnica de Valencia




Digital image, spatial perception, Architecture


The logical way to learn from the architectural space and then be able to design and represent it is, undoubtedly, that of experiencing it through all the sensitive channels that the space wakes up us.  But since the last 30 years, much of our learning about space comes from images of architecture and not from the space itself. The art of architecture is drifting towards a visual art and moving away from its existential side. In digital images that have flooded the architectural media, digital photographs of existing spaces intermingle with non-existent space renderings (photographs with a virtual camera). The first ones represent existing places but can be altered to change the perception that  the observer of the image will have, the second ones speak to us about places that do not exist yet but they present reality portions through extracts from digital photography (textures, trees, people...) that compose the image.


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How to Cite

Iñarra Abad, S., & Juan Vidal, F. (2013). Existential space understanding through digital image. DISEGNARECON, 6(12), XI / 1–6. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1828-5961/3855