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dc.contributor.advisor Jimenez, Carlos
dc.creatorGordon, Timothy Brooks
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:25:08Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:25:08Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/17268
dc.description.abstract Wading through the knee-deep snow, the air is cold, stinging your cheeks and sharpening the world around you to a crystalline clarity. Far from the artificial lights of human habitation, the night becomes subtly illuminated by colors cast across the pristine canvas of snow. You wait breathlessly and are rewarded by a dance of light that surpasses the imagination. The auroral phenomenon seems at first incomprehensible and chaotic, but is upon further study interwoven with a complex collection of patterns and is itself merely the tip of an even larger system. Beginning with an examination of the viewers' connection to the phenomena, filtered through his or her personal context within the relationship of ground, horizon and sky. The design of the Aurorium derives from an exploration of how space can physically modulate and emphasize the viewers understanding and experience while maintaining the inherent mystery of the phenomenon itself.
dc.format.extent 97 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.title Aurorium, the architecture of a phenomenon
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
dc.identifier.citation Gordon, Timothy Brooks. "Aurorium, the architecture of a phenomenon." (1999) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/17268.


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