Title page for ETD etd-03202006-113050

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Cho, Woo-hyun
Author's Email Address cho@vt.edu
URN etd-03202006-113050
Title The Creation of Variable Space by Means of Metamorphic Boundaries
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Galloway, William U. Committee Chair
Edge, Kay F. Committee Member
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Member
  • Metamorphosis
  • Space
  • Boundary
Date of Defense 2005-05-31
Availability unrestricted
For a long time, I have struggled with my origins, with my Korean-ness, with who I am. Whenever I finish a project, I often feel that there is still something that needs to be explained. In this thesis I attempt to explain precisely my ideas of design as these reflect my Korean-ness. Defining the city and its architecture as existing boundaries, I translate my Korean-ness and origins into an idea I call, metaphorically, “metamorphosis.” This “metamorphosis” has to do with the way space is transformed from one thing into something else, as is the case when one walks from an airy Korean courtyard, in a traditional Korean house, into the house’s shadowy interior. It is ambiguous, this metamorphic transformation, and for each individual visitor always a somewhat different experience, and sometimes a vastly different experience from that of anyone else, a familiarity with the unfamiliar nevertheless shaped by the uniquely personal prior life each visitor brings to the architectural space.
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