Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2013

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

City Hall, Architecture, Boston, corner, space

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

The corner is a unique architectural condition that serves as a rhetorical device through its role in the configuration of space. How architects "turn the corner" or the "problem" of the corner has long been rooted in architectural discourse however as Eisenman notes, "corners are elusive and thus rarely thematized in architecture. For example, when Rosalind Krauss said that architecture will always have four walls-that is, an enclosure-she never said that architecture has corners, either external or internal." The corner specifically can produce multiple layers of meaning since the corner can define form either as a series of edges, surfaces or as a mass.

Additional Information

Advisors: Terrance Goode / Ryan Ludwig

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