Title page for ETD etd-11242003-124353

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Pradhan, Kavita
URN etd-11242003-124353
Title Discourse on Lightness
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Schnoedt, Heinrich Committee Chair
Brown, William Committee Member
Weiner, Frank H. Committee Member
  • transparency
  • lightness
Date of Defense 2003-08-27
Availability unrestricted
This thesis is an attempt to inquire into the interrelationship of transparency and structure. It focuses on the unveiling the layers of transparent and translucent materials which alternately obscure and reveal a sequence of views. The project aspires to create spaces with interplay of vision and blockage by exploring the correlations of light, transparency, translucency, opacity, diffusion, reflection, floatation and lightness. It explores the crucial relationship of its bold tensile structure with the habitable spaces.

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