Project: Rear Window Revisited

Year: 2009

Advisor: Marissa Tirone, ARC108

The idea of threshold and boundary, as analyzed in Hitchcock's Rear Window, manifests itself in dealing with sequence and circulation, in terms of what is being revealed to a participant within the urban context.

A precise and insightful reading of the film, considering both form and content and their relationship, elaborates on ways that film can be understood as analogous to the architectural project. Space, sequence, and time relationships are explored both graphically and through physical models.

Phases one through three of the project highlight the evolution of a hypothetical architectural intervention into the narrative.

© Shawn Conte 2014