Title page for ETD etd-08272012-100055

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Kim, Elisabeth Jina
URN etd-08272012-100055
Title The Beauty of the World Has Two Edges
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Galloway, William U. Committee Chair
Edge, Kay F. Committee Member
Thompson, Steven Ross Committee Member
  • Composition
  • Geometry
  • Constructive Technique
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Autonomy
Date of Defense 2012-08-06
Availability unrestricted
A library for rare books and a reading garden, the following project emerged from an attempt to better understand the idea of an autonomous architecture. Framing architectural questions as a choice between opposing alternatives of perceived relevance (e.g., geometric construction versus geometric composition, self referential versus self governing, singular versus universal) the project, which at its beginning was a simple exercise in geometric constructive technique, evolved as it was viewed through the lenses of those dualities.
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