Interpreting Alaminos : the cultural context of form
Author(s)Larkin, Celine M
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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This thesis presents a methodology for transforming designs from their traditional context to a new, though continuous, form. In particular, this thesis examines the interactional role of holism - and its underlying mechanisms - between Pilipino architecture and culture. Given this approach, I base my design of a community center for Alaminos, a medium-sized town in Pangasinan, the Philippines, on three levels of analysis: language, time, and behavior. To achieve transformational Pilipino architecture, I conclude that it must be (a) "personalistic" according to regional sensibilities (b) culturally defined and (c) nationally fulfilling in its accurate representation of the indigenous spirit.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1983.MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCHIncludes bibliographical references (p. 131-133).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology