Title page for ETD etd-07312008-003506

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Shaffer, Marcus
URN etd-07312008-003506
Title RISE TECTONIC MACHINES! The Revitalization of the Relationship Between Architects and Machines as a Means of Restoring Intimacy, Immediacy, and Delight to the Act of Building.
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
  • Architecture Machines
  • Power of Extension
  • Desire
Date of Defense 2008-05-15
Availability unrestricted
Architectural form is both an expression of human desire and built edifice directly related to construction methods. It follows that the responsibilities of the architect seeking new form must extend to the instrumentation of tectonic machines and devices, which are also appropriately new. This thesis proposes a revitalization of the relationship between the architect and machines as a means of restoring intimacy, immediacy, and delight to the act of building. What follows is a presentation of images, photographs, and models related to the design and development of an architecture machine, and related constructions.
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