Authors/Contributors

Joseph Wood, Syracuse University

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

Winter 2013

Degree

M.ARCH I

Keywords

Architecture, Geology, Nature, Landscape

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture | Landscape Architecture

Description/Abstract

This thesis seeks to focus its study on geological processes in nature as a tool to both make and read the landscape as if it were a novel; to uncover its myths and to allow the viewer to interpret its past. As Brad Cloepfil of the architecture practice Allied Works has stated, "A landscape that took some ten million years to form, millions of years before the appearance of man, is thereby nudged toward that most unique of human capacities; language." I claim that by extending the definition of making, earth driven processes can be used as tools to study, control, and discover our relationship between the landscape and form. In a process that combines the disciplines of architecture, archeology, and geology, a more rich and spiritual dialogue can be had within a context. Experimenting with modes of making, using one’s own intuition in the process, and allowing for the freedom of discovery will yield a design method that has the potential to deepen our connection to the environment.

Additional Information

Advisors: Edward Sichta / Roger Hubeli

Source

Student Submission

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