Revealing the intangible
Lucchino, Jennifer Frank
Master of Architecture thesis
The development of information technology forever alters peoples' conception of space and place. Consisting of vast, interactive computer networks and extensive satellite communications, this technology allows our minds to go where our bodies cannot. While indicating scientific progress, these advances promote cultural homogeneity. In particular, they result in the neglect of the proximity-based community, a domain that includes people as well as their physical environment. Architecture, as a component of the physical world, stands uniquely poised to mediate between these two realms. Thus, I propose to architecturally facilitate the assimilation of this new technology into regional culture. My goal is to create a public space that engages a particular landscape and this new technology while it reveals their intangible qualities.
Architecture; Information science