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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Dayer, Carolina
Author's Email Address cdayerb@vt.edu
URN etd-01102008-181451
Title EROS: Desire in Architecture
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Chair
Feuerstein, Marcia F. Committee Member
Holt, Jaan Committee Member
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Member
  • hats
  • gloves
  • desire
  • Eros
  • post office
  • theater
  • shoes
Date of Defense 2007-11-30
Availability unrestricted
Dear All,

Eros moves.

In January of 2007 I decided to do research about Eros and his presence in architecture. I decided to do a thesis about LOVE. This thesis it is a story about me, since when you love architecture you give yourself completely to it. What you see in these pages, it’s me: my life, my desires, my passion for architecture, my fears, my bad moments, my good moments, my joy--all of me.

Desire in architecture seemed to me at that moment something with which I didn’t know how to start working. It was so abstract that, when considered, almost anything can be a desire, and maybe it is. But this thesis is a story of how desire opened for me an infinite world of imagination and wonder--how Eros made me love the drawing, the line, the color, the wall, the shadow, the material....the architecture.

I have chosen to explore desire through the designing of a post office, theatre school, and retail shops. The site is in Washington DC, in between 7th and 8th streets SE, adjacent to Eastern Market.

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