Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

2651

Date

2016

Date of Award

4-18-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Major

Architecture

Committee Chair

Michael Chisamore

Committee Member

Pamela Hurley

Committee Member

Jennifer Barker

Abstract

There is a loss of individuality found within our culture today that is primarily due to the overload of hyperreality presented via the media. We have created a labeling system; immediately judging a person on their appearance rather than taking the time to get to know them. The highest level of this can be found in the fashion industry where models lose themselves in order to become blank canvases on which designers display their work. They are intended to fade away in order to better display the collection. This thesis is an exploration of process, finding an understanding and awareness of self through a spatial journey, where one experiences each element of design. Japanese design philosophies were incorporated throughout to create intervals in the spatial journey - forming a shift from an external, high density focus of perfection and hyperreality to one of introverted reflection and awareness of self.

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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