Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1394

Date

2015

Date of Award

4-27-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Major

Architecture

Committee Chair

James F. Williamson

Committee Member

Pamela J. Hurley

Committee Member

Timothy E. Michael

Abstract

Messy architecture is the art of inspiring through the built environment. There exists a strong relationship between this chaotic world we all live in and its impact and influence in the vitality of messy architecture proposed. Messy architecture is powerful and it can inspire children's learning and imagination. This thesis investigates how messy architecture, aligned with an alternative school curriculum - Waldorf education - can inspire children's learning an imagination in regards to the built environment and human experience. By understanding the children's development and needs, the built environment is a tool to nourish children's capacity, preparing them to succeed in life. These ideas, along with research are used for the design of the Waldorf Elementary and Middle School of Downtown Memphis. The thesis serves as a planted seed that could be the catalyst for a much needed school district in the heart of the urban environment of Downtown Memphis.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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