Title page for ETD etd-05102011-190335

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Beck, Daniel
URN etd-05102011-190335
Title A House and A Workshop
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Thompson, Steven Ross Committee Chair
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Member
Weiner, Frank H. Committee Member
  • making
  • workshop
  • form
  • house
  • routines
  • world
Date of Defense 2011-04-29
Availability unrestricted
This thesis is a series of projects that attempt to create a fully imagined and described world for a woodworker. Each project, titled A House and A Workshop, focuses on different ideas as the imagined world becomes clearer. A House and A Workshop 1.1 explores my own images of the two buildings and how that influences the world that I describe. It also focuses on how the building type can inform the physical shape of each. A House and A Workshop 1.2 begins to investigate the daily rituals and routines of the imagined inhabitant. The question is raised of how those things can and should influence the architecture. A House and A Workshop 1.3 explores the physical relationship of the two buildings and the movement that the relationship implies. The idea of a room within a room emerges as the imagined world of the woodworker comes into focus. A House and A Workshop 1.4 seeks to clarify the ideas that I had been working with during the year by describing a more idealized world than the other versions. The value of making things and choosing to live that kind of life is an important aspect of this project. Finally, there is a project titled, A Chair, that lies outside the series of houses and workshops. It’s a demonstration rather than a description of the ideas that were explored during the thesis year.
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