Authors/Contributors

Winnie Tu

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

12-2015

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

fire, hearth, campfire, burning building

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

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.

Source

Syracuse School of Architecture 2015

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