fire, hearth, campfire, burning building
When fire is controlled, research confirms that hearth and campfires induce relaxation as part of a multi sensory, absorptive, and social experience. Because fire ties heavily with community formation, this thesis aims to directly re-introduce the element of fire as a social phenomenon measured through four scales of human proxemics: public, social, personal, and intimate. Since fire involves flickering light, crackling sounds, warmth, and has a distinctive smell, the architecture will be designed around the exploration of these characteristics and its spatial qualities through the control of construction as well as heat and light dissipation to result in the design of a cyclically transformative burning building.
Tu, Winnie, "The Burning Building" (2015). Architecture Thesis Prep. Paper 306.
Syracuse School of Architecture 2015
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