Negotiable architecture: A place for the homeless
Zeitler, Janet Frances
Cannady, William T.
Master of Architecture
A study of form and composition in the work of artists and the connection of art to architecture resulted in the conclusion that formal concerns alone cannot create an expressive architecture. The forms and their interactive relationships require an overall intention that will inform the nature of the forms and the program. This intention is based upon meeting the diverse needs of individuals. The critical elements required for a unified expression of ideas in the creation of architecture are a concern for the diverse needs of individuals, the composition and interaction of form and space, and the interpretation of the program with regard to diversity and flexibility to reflect the needs of the individual. Each of these three concerns and their interaction with each other and in combination with the physical elements of architecture (light, color, texture) can together form a methodology for architecture.