Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6171

Author

Priya Kharel

Date

2018

Date of Award

5-2-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Major

Architecture

Committee Chair

Michael Chisamore

Committee Member

Jennifer Thompson

Committee Member

Jacob Davis

Abstract

The pace of urbanization is deepening a sense of social isolation. The brutality of urban settings allows limited access to nature resulting in stress, anxiety, and depression among city dwellers. To bridge the gap of human disconnection, this thesis project proposes an architecture of connection: A connection of mind, body, and soul, with nature as the medium. This connection is achieved by actively designing for the senses, in order to reconnect city dwellers with the built environment. Architecture with nature at its heart can produce a beautiful way of living. To understand this lived experience, phenomenological architecture is discussed, and is presented as the specific approach to reestablish a connection between architecture and emotion. This project aims for a spiritual awakening of human beings through architecture by reconnecting humans with themselves.

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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