Date of Award
Master of Architecture
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Kharel, Priya, "AN ARCHITECTURE BEYOND THE WALLS: Aligning Mind, Body, and Soul For Human Connection" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1817.