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Location specific architecture : an examination of the role of "Identity" of the wider context

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dc.contributor.author Moonamalpe MBSJ
dc.date.accessioned 2004
dc.date.available 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/1404
dc.description.abstract "When given an assignment, I have a habit of committing it to memory by not allowing myself to make any sketches for several months. This human mind is, by nature, fairly autonomous. It is a container in to which we can pour the elements of problem halter and skelter and let them float, swimmer, and ferment for a while. Then, one day, a spontaneous inner impulse trigger a reaction we pick up pencil, a peace of charcoal, or a colored pencil (color Is the key to the process) and put in to down a paper. The idea, or child, emerges, It has come into the world; it has been born." Le Corbusier, 1981,p45. All architects like Le Corbusier as an artist before the work start at drawing board in every project, face a spiritual war. He starts work one day some what inner impulse trigger this reaction. What is the origin of this impulse? How to identify it What is important for design? Architect as an artist he try to create specific, meaningful artifact. that is his responsibility. Architectural ideas trigged by various forces, such as user, activity pattern, purpose, and context. User activity pattern and purpose are intangible things during this period. But context is only one actual force, therefore its more suitable to identify how to give birth to an inner impulse in the architect mind through context. This dissertation is focused on examining the context in relation to built form and location identity in wider context; intangible essence of a location and capturing and manifesting in a architectural work.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject ARCHITECTURE-THESIS ; THESIS-ARCHITECTURE ; Architecture-Location and Identity
dc.title Location specific architecture : an examination of the role of "Identity" of the wider context
dc.type Thesis-Abstract
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.degree MSc en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Architecture en_US
dc.date.accept 2004
dc.identifier.accno 85435 en_US


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