Bodily Design Processes in Immersive Virtual Environments

  • Robert PatzEmail author
  • Monika Grzymala
  • Christoph Gengnagel
Conference paper


Many of the sensory experiences of space, which were rather assigned to the realm of the visual, originate in other modes of perception and are integrated into the human understanding of its surroundings. Computer Aided Architectural Design tools meanwhile focus on a design work only under visual terms. With the help of Virtual Reality, among others, spatio-temporal and proprioceptive perceptual aspects can be integrated into these processes. This paper undertakes a rapprochement between visual arts, cultural theory, engineering and technology development. Design with all senses is here understood as an attempt to integrate embodied knowledge and bodily interaction into digital design applications for artists, architects and engineers.


Computer Aided Architectural Design Conceptual design Computational creativity Computational design Form finding Immersive virtual environments Virtual Reality Virtual reality aided architectural designs 



Funding was provided by the DFG Research Training Group “Knowledge in the Arts” and the Institute of Architecture and Urbanism (IAS) both at the Berlin University of the Arts.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Patz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Monika Grzymala
  • Christoph Gengnagel
    • 1
  1. 1.Berlin University of the ArtsBerlinGermany

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