Title page for ETD etd-2517151449731331

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Freeman, Philip M.
Author's Email Address phfreema@vt.edu
URN etd-2517151449731331
Title Residing
Degree Master of Arts
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
O'Brien, Michael J.
Weiner, Frank H.
Sarpaneva, Pia Committee Chair
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Date of Defense 1997-05-06
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Architecture possesses the potential to

elevate one's intellectual and visceral

perceptions from unconscious passings to

informed events. The quest for creating events

involves an intermediary which promotes the

transition from a casual involvement to an

active engagement. This intermediary role is

that of the experience. By imposing a

presence, or creating a sense of place,

architecture awakens the mind and stirs the

soul. Doing this, the architecture is raised to a

higher order, revealing a significance that is

true, as something more, not as something

else. The making of events through the

experience fulfills the aspirations of

architecture to unearth the events that dwell in

the interaction between place and occasion.

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