Authors/Contributors

Maxwell K. Baum

Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

sacred space, architecture of worship, individual, collective, secular, profane, ritual

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

This thesis aims to reinterpret the notion of sacred space and explore architectures role in the creation of sacred space. Stripped of the religious connotations of the sacred, this thesis hopes to create an architecture that balances between the individual and the collective, fosters both introspective reflection and extrospective contemplation, and proposes architecture for the experiencing of the sacred.

Architecture can serve as the platform for the transcendental experience. This can be achieved through a thorough understanding of criteria this thesis has identified as constituents in creating sacred space. The concept of Le Corbusier’s “L’espace Indicible,” the ideas of phenomenology and atmosphere, and the concept of a “lived space.” Ultimately this project will make sacred architecture and experience out of a normal, mundane, and profane program and elevate the users experience to that of a transcendental one.

Additional Information

This thesis was nominated for the 2017 Thesis Prize Jury.

Thesis Advisors: Daekwon Park with Francisco Sanin

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