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dc.contributor.advisor Chang, Michelle
dc.creatorIsaac, Evio Sereni
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-17T13:54:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-17T13:54:16Z
dc.date.created 2018-05
dc.date.issued 2018-04-03
dc.date.submitted May 2018
dc.identifier.citation Isaac, Evio Sereni. "Hang in there...." (2018) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/105642.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/105642
dc.description.abstract Typically a secondary, technical deliverable, the reflected ceiling plan is a drawing used by architects to communicate the position of fixtures, mechanical penetrations, lighting and finishes to the build team. Ceilings construed by the reflected ceiling plan as a secondary drawing systematically eliminate difference. My ambition is to investigate the possibility of the reflected ceiling plan as a primary drawing in order to challenge the absoluteness of the architectural plan. Following the rules of this architectural role-play, the suspended ceiling becomes autonomous instead of codependent. It becomes diaphanous and promiscuous; technical and representational and full of programmatic ambition. The RCP constructs an architecture of suspense. Suspense describes two complementary conditions: the state or condition of physically hanging and the state or condition of mental uncertainty or excitement. An architecture of suspense interrupts the continuous space of the architectural plan. It produces indeterminacy through sensorial occlusion. It can’t be perceived in its totality and produces both flatness and thickness. Suspense produces deep, climatic ceilings and fuzzy, sensorial boundaries. It operates through connotation and difference. It renders service equipment with profiles, edges, and faces and it amplifies thermal and sensorial texture through intensity and proximity. It welcomes differentiation and specificity, and implies collectivity through shared sensation.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCeiling
Office Culture
RCP
Architecture
dc.title Hang in there...
dc.date.updated 2019-05-17T13:54:16Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture


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