Modulating Territories, Penetrating Boundaries


  • MarkDavid Hosale
  • Chris Kievid



Drawing boundaries, defining territories: these are terms one could use to describe the activity of an architect. Architects can create constraints through the use of designed elements that help determine the flow of movement, perception, and usage of space. Boundaries imply the absence of flow, territories control the freedom of movement, and both imply a predetermined constraint. Conventionally a territory is conceived of as being fairly static, or at least moving slowly, on a historical scale through time. However, when the spaces in and around the building body can be programmed and driven, time-based morphology becomes a subject for architectural design.

Research at the Hyperbody group at Delft Technical University addresses the development of architecture in terms of changing paradigms indicated by new technology and dynamic forms through prototypes and experiments. Projects such as the InteractiveWall are driven by the advancements in cross-disciplinary technical possibilities, and inspired by profound and ongoing cultural changes reflected in the dynamic dissemination of knowledge and information in our daily lives.

Author Biographies

MarkDavid Hosale

Dr. MarkDavid Hosale is a media artist and composer with a PhD in Media Arts and Technology from the University of California in Santa Barbara (2008). As an interdisciplinary artist and composer MarkDavid has found that, beyond the common language of new media, the connecting tissue between various art practices and music can be found in narrative - in particular, the kind of narrative that is structured using nonlinear representations of information, time, and space. Nonlinear narrative is an inherent aspect of new media that provides a common baseline whereby media artworks can be evaluated and understood. In addition to non-linear narrative, MarkDavid’s interdisciplinary interest in art and music comes from the exploration of the connection between the physical and the virtual world. Whether as part of an installation work or performance work, the virtual spaces he creates are technologically transparent, sophisticated and virtuosic, as well as intuitive to experience and use.

Chris Kievid

Chris Kievid is a researcher at Hyperbody, a contemporary information-technology driven research and design group at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University in Delft. He graduated cum laude in architecture at the TU Delft in 2006. His thesis received a nomination for the Dutch Archiprix 2007. As a freelance architect and interaction designer he has worked for the multidisciplinary design office ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd] on a variety of innovative projects. As a researcher and project manager at Hyperbody he has been responsible for the development of thedesign environment for immediate design and engineering: protoSPACE, the project iLite for the travelling road show Philips Transitions II and the InteractiveWall installation for the Hannover Messe. As a coordinator and tutor he is involved with the Hyperbody educational MSc 2 and minor program.