Architecture and the city : a study of the interdependency of forms
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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My interest is in spatial and social patterns of architecture, specifically, the relationship between the urban pattern and the architectural form. The discourse of the relationship between urban design and architecture employs a vehicle to discuss the interdependency of forms in the built realm There must be an investigation of the existence of these forms, their patterns, and their roles as a means of interaction between the architecture and urban realm. This concept generates the continuity of spatial experience which is essential in respect of aesthetics and social behaviors. The mediating space between these two realms is critical to one's understanding of their relationship. Therefore, we will look at the facade and the arcade in this transition from public to private. These architectural components play a positive role in mediating between the ambiguity of an architectural object and an existing urban fabric. We will then apply this understanding to a specific case study, Piazza della Santissima Annunziata in Florence. In this study, we will analyze the relation of individual monuments to the city as well as between themselves. We will carefully investigate the formal composition and the behavioral sequence. This search will define the interdependency of forms in architecture.
Thesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1994.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 75).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology