architecture, threshold, sensory, movement
Architectural Technology | Other Architecture
Threshold, conventionally referring to the line of the door jamb, serves to mark the transition between exterior and interior, or between two separate spaces. Contemporary thresholds are most often underplayed, being deployed as a thin surface, or intentionally minimized in terms of thickness. This thesis argues that the term threshold should be applied to a broader sense of architectural space. When a threshold is stretched and thickened conceptually from a surface to a volume, it can become a threshold space.
This thesis argues that threshold space is simultaneously a place, a puncture in an architectural boundary, and as the in betweenness.
Chen, Xihao, "An Escape | Threshold Space Design in Bath" (2016). Architecture Senior Theses. 359.
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