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Document Type

Open Access

Degree Program

Architecture

Degree Type

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

2009

Month Degree Awarded

May

Keywords

Crossfit Design Kinetic Architecture Responsive Interactive

Abstract

Crossfit is a unique method of physical exercise founded on a specific set of underlying scientific principles. The ultimate goal of Crossfit is to maximize work potential across broad time and modal domains. This project attempts to apply the concepts and principles of Crossfit to architecture to maximize living potential of built environments across broad time and modal domain by means of an architecture that is kinetic, interactive, responsive, and continually reconfigurable. The focus of the project is the design of an approximately 35,000 sf building titled The Motus Center for Kinetic Art Science. The building serves both as an actively used gymnasium and movement studio as well as an interactive museum and gallery of kinetic arts and sciences. The building site is located on Cross Street in Boston, Massachusetts between Hanover Street and Salem Street, in an area known as the Artery Strip.

First Advisor

Ray K. Mann

Second Advisor

Skender Luarasi

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