Caribbean resort, natural environment, phenomonology, critical regionalism
Architecture | Environmental Design
I believe that architecture is a communicative artifact that has the capacity to carry meaning. Architecture has the capacity to reconnect us to nature and sympathetic to local Culture. The reconnection is made by the phenomenological experiences that an architectural artifact has the potential to provide. This architecture should be seen as a didactic tool that fosters a hyperawareness of the occurrences in the natural environment. This artifact also reflects to local culture through the engagement of the theory of critical regionalism. As a sum of these two ideas the artifact will be designed with intent to foster meditation on our relation to the world's phenomena.
Riefkohl, Erwin, "Didactic Architecture of the Caribbean Resort" (2009). Architecture Senior Theses. 31.
Advised by Randall Korman, Daniel de Riva