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IARc THESIS: ELLIOTT, BROOKE ERIN

Art reshaping space

Directed by Professor Tommy Lambeth, 86 pp.

Abstract:

In the attempt to create interactive architectural space, biomorphic design principles and theories have been applied to develop forms derived from nature. The experience of a space is developed through the use of patterns and surfaces, which have historical importance in architecture and design. Patterns have created unique identities for space throughout history, contributing to the perception and interactive nature of space. Therefore, this use of pattern develops a variety of different applications in the field of architecture; in this case it is the design and development of a wall used for the creation of boundaries within a space through the pattern's articulation of surfaces. These surfaces create a physical entity within a space, primarily forming the perception of limits that make up the wall system by defining two or more distinct spaces within the area. The biomorphic design of the wall system integrates the uses of forms and patterns found in nature with the inherent human attraction to natural elements. Evidence supporting human affinity for nature uncovers features of natural forms that are both stimulating and beneficial to the user. The visually interactive qualities of the wall system will provide spatial cues that influence the perception and resulting behavior within the environment.

View complete thesis at: http://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/f/Elliott_uncg_0154M_11140.pdf

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