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Storyboards in Architecture: The transition from visual narration to the city

Simantiraki Vasiliki

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Year 2023
Type of Item Diploma Thesis Project
Bibliographic Citation Vasiliki Simantiraki, "Storyboards in Architecture: The transition from visual narration to the city", Diploma Thesis Project, School of Architecture, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2023
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This research explores the concept of storyboards and their unique nature as visual ideas in the context of architectural creation. The idea of narrating a story through a series of sequential raw images has its roots in Egyptian hieroglyphics, evolved as a primary tool for 20th-century filmmakers, and in recent years, has penetrated other arts and sciences, such as architecture and education. This historical evolution is unfolded in the first chapter through examples of storyboards.Subsequently, the techniques of capturing and composing these scenarios are analyzed as preliminary design tools, often created with pencil, ink, or through digital media, depicting sequences of plans and ideas from multiple case studies. In the third section of the paper, their connection to concepts of motion within space and time without complex technology is examined, combining narration with architecture and the city.Finally, through the collection, understanding, and presentation of observations from the previous chapters, an attempt is made to relate the storyboard to the process of conceiving and presenting an idea for the urban environment.

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