Author(s)Dyer, Daniel Joseph
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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This thesis explores the spatial qualities of built environments through observation and design. Recognition that we move through our environment should be reflected in the space we design. Where applicable, a series of sequential sketches are used to observe/design the spatial variety of places that are to be moved through. Three-dimensional sketches are emphasized in conjunction with plans and sections as a way to become more aware of the spatial characteristics of places. A way of building is advocated that increases spatial variety and provides an understanding of individual building parts. Any three-dimensional form will articulate and influence the space surrounding it. By aggregating (not connecting) forms , the space between them is built as a positive element. This building method is applicable in both the natural and built environments. Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater is observed/analyzed as a built response to the natural landscape . In this context, spatial characteristics of settings in a range of sizes are analyzed. Two sketch problems follow that are on an urban site: the spatial transition into a public theater and a column/trellis detail. The intent of the observation/design is to illustrate that the opportunity to enrich the spatial quality of the built environment is not limited in size, use, or context.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1984.MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH.Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-121).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology