Architecture that inspires fantasy : narrative and design explorations
Author(s)Friedman, Laurie E
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
William Lyman Porter.
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The subject of this thesis is architecture that inspires fantasy and the important role that various buildings play in helping us understand and gain insight into both the physical and social contexts in which they exist. A collection of five fantasy-inspiring buildings. constructed during different decades and in different cities will be examined. Each will be the subject of both a short story revealing one viewer's fantasy, and a critical analysis that reflects upon the story by discussing specific building characteristics that spark the viewer's imagination. From these narrative studies will emerge design criteria and strategies for architecture that inspires fantasy to then be utilized in a design of a restaurant for the nuclear age.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1987.MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH.Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-127).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology