Analysis of the Liquid Architecture Ideology Based on Marcos Novak’s Theories

Document Type : Original Paper


1 Associate Professor, Department of Art and Architecture, Islamic Azad University, Abhar Branch, Abhar, Iran.

2 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Art and Architecture, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Karaj, Iran

3 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Art and Architecture, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Karaj, Iran.


Marcos Novak mainly considers a type of architecture cuts loose from the expectations of logic, perspective, and laws of gravity, and has invented a set of conceptual tools for thinking about and constructing territories in cyberspace. Novak introduces the concept of "liquid architecture”, a fluid, imaginary landscape that exists only in the Digital domain. He views trans-architecture as an expression of the "fourth dimension”, which incorporates the time alongside space among its primary elements. Novak's liquid architecture bends, rotates, and mutates in interaction with the person who inhabits it. In liquid architecture, "science and art, the worldly and the spiritual, the contingent and the permanent," converge in a poetics of space made possible by emerging, virtual reality technologies. Novak describes his work as a process of metamorphosis, a “symphony of space”, in which 3D constructions have the properties of Music, an experience he has since referred to as “Navigable Music”. In this paper what considered are those phenomenological and post structural approaches and states that they also have become outdated. New senses have been attained through the crossbreeding between the reality of the individual and the virtuality of the structure. A strong concept of space, then comes forward, where the manifestation of mind in the realm of the body calls for what is to be perceived as real. The architecture is now characterized by the fusion of information, art, and technology; the purpose of this research, to question how those realities are constructed and how they take the individual into account.


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