Date of Award

5-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Major

Architecture

Major Professor

Mark Dekay

Committee Members

Richard Kelso, Scott Wall

Abstract

The place is the concrete manifestation of man’s dwelling, and his identity depends on his belonging to places.” (Norberg-Schulz 1980, 6)

Human existence is defined by our being in the world; the daily actions of individuals in places over time. To enhance this existence, it is necessary for us to connect to place, to become aware of the relationship between body and place. Architecture provides a venue to bring together body, place, and time. Architecture can articulate the experience of being-in-the-world; therefore, through the experience of architecture an individual can become aware of place. As we come to understand place, we begin to understand and define our sense of self. This connection between body and place, through the perception of Architecture provides a life-enhancing experience contributing to the existence of both body and place.

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