A natatorium for M.I.T. : a spatial experience defined by a roof structure, light and movement
Author(s)Presti, Albert, 1961-
Natatorium for MIT : a spatial experience defined by a roof structure, light and movement
Natatorium for Massachusetts Institute of Technology : a spatial experience defined by a roof structure, light and movement
Spatial experience defined by a roof structure, light and movement
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Chris H. Luebkeman, William J. Mitchell.
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This thesis articulates the design of a Natatorium through both the use of computational methods of visualization and through traditional methods of representing architectural space and form. Computer visualization is used exploratory method for relationships of light, structure of a roof, to experience. The design as a primary understanding the movement and the defining a spatial for the facility serves as an exploration o f spacial experience analogous to nature; and it intends to evoke the visual sensation of being underwater on a bright sunny day. Within the context of a Natatorium, this thesis explores the relationships of: branched construction to light and shadow; water to an undulating roof form; and swimming and diving to movement. The site selected for this project is based upon a facility currently being planned for the MIT campus.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1998.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 32-36).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology