Title The Place-boundary Experiences Based Upon Edward S. Casey's Body/Place-memory
Authors 김지희(Kim, Ji-hee) ; 조한(Joh, Hahn)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2022.38.11.25
Page pp.25-36
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Edward S. Casey; Body-memory; Place; Phenomenology; Kinesthesis; Body-schema; Posture
Abstract This study explores a place as an experience of boundaries and examines the process of how the architectural experience on thresholds is constructed, leaving a strong impression on body-memory. As Edward S. Casey in 2000 noted, body-memory is intricately tied with place-memory. When reminiscing on a place, not only can people recall it, but also how they intimately acted in it with the emotions they experienced. Casey argues that a place has a certain boundary; therefore, experiencing it allows a body to perceive being inside. Also perceiving being inside involves kinesthetic experiences-body schema(container&path-goal), focusing on the literature of traditional Korean architecture. This study analyzes how old buildings create bodily movements, which lead to the unique sense of the place. The analysis reveals that these thresholds created inter-leaving of moving and pausing, and constructed thresholds in our bodies. Body memories at each threshold formulates a series of sequences; it eventually provokes a deep architectural impression.