Document Type

Thesis, Senior




Spring 2019


ephemeral environment, Jeju island, camera, Gujwa breakwater, landscape transformation, architecture






This thesis wishes to push the spectrum of how architecture as a built form can be fixated in an ephemeral environment. A camera serves as both analytical and representational tool to capture the ephemeral process of landscape transformation. Visualization of temporal elements of natural landscape forces- through the production of motion images- aims to stimulate variability of the perceptual process into awareness of the changeability of architectural objects.

Examining and visualizing landscape forces at the coastline of Jeju, the thesis aims to further examine architecture's potential as an infrastructure to amplify and adapt to its ephemeral landscape process. The proposed infrastructure aims to bridge and display landscape forces through the lens of architecture by capturing weathering forces. Reacting to the ephemeral qualities of a landscape, an architecture of ever-changing space is explored such that its essence cannot be captured at any given moment. Through this exploration, the thesis contends that pushing the spectrum of static space qualities can challenge the conversation between temporal landscape and architecture as a built form.

To be clear, the thesis does not wish to enhance the natural process itself. Rather, the research wishes to challenge the fixedness of built form in its changing landscape, pushing the boundaries of architecture's form and function.

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Thesis Advisors:

Julia Cerniak

Ted Brown

Daniele Profeta


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