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Aleatory architecture: The ethics of chance as design discipline
Upon acceptance that what is perceived to be "true" is related specifically to a given circumstance under given conditions in which all variables cannot be known, sustaining a "conviction" in the design process is no longer ...
Influences and changes in the architectural space of the early twentieth century and their relation to a Kuhnian paradigm shift in architecture (Switzerland, The Netherlands, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Theo van Doesburg)
Changes in architectural space which occurred at the beginning of the century are investigated to determine whether or not they represent a single, unified event. As examples of these changes, the work of three architects ...
Action, alienation and Bacchus
In order to counter the alienated condition of man it is necessary to promote the reconciliation of the Dionysian and Apollonian. These are the forces that characterize the eternal swing from nature to artifice. While ...
In-corporeal-ating architecture: The living body and a place of death
The history of the senses will be looked at in terms of a concept of viewing emerging from the visual, and domination that this viewing holds over the other senses (and sensing in general) in architecture. A change in the ...
A library for the Texas Environmental Center on the campus of Rice University
Architecture plays an important role in giving form to the philosophical paradigms, social institutions and physical circumstances that define a culture in a given place and time. This thesis proposes to give form to a new ...