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dc.contributor.advisor Fernando Domeyko. en_US Horowitz, Naomi Leah, 1970- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US 2006-03-24T18:32:18Z 2006-03-24T18:32:18Z 2005 en_US 2005 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-76). en_US
dc.description.abstract The act of immersion is a powerful catalyst for the affirmation or transformation of identity. How we place ourselves in water expresses cultural valuations of our bodies, water, and social relations, as well as categories of place and time. This thesis proposes to regenerate the mikvah, or Jewish ritual bath, by tapping into the resonance of its underlying themes, and integrating these into the social and physical landscape of modern life. The resulting design is an exploration of the possibilities inherent in the stages of ritual, in the meeting of body and water, and in the California landscape. The building is also organized by two spatial ideas about water. The spring and the pool organize movement and stillness for both people and water. Upper and lower zones of water instigate the tectonics of the building. Within each space, the particularities of ritual and of site and light inform the orientation and arrangement of the space. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Naomi Leah Horowitz. en_US
dc.format.extent 76 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title A gathering of water en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.Arch. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 60804048 en_US

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