Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

4937

Date

2017

Date of Award

4-19-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Major

Architecture

Committee Chair

James Williamson

Committee Member

Jennifer Barker

Committee Member

Jeanne Myers

Abstract

Embracing and enriching human connections and sense of belongingness are the fundamental qualities of architecture. Strengthening the human nexus involves the emotional and psychological needs of human kind; to transform these intangible aspects into palpable forms is a challenge for architects. This thesis is an attempt to unfold this challenge to manifest the idea of linking architecture with society by strengthening human bonds. This intent of linking architecture, society, and human connection is pursued by researching phenomenological aspects of architecture that illustrate the relationship between perception of the human body and space and how this experience invokes a sense of belongingness. The applicability of these ideological explorations is then sought through the design of a Modern Agora that gives people an opportunity to be together and collectively experience the journey, where the spatial experience is transformed from exploring the sense of community to the realization of one's own presence.

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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