Date of Submission

Spring 5-4-2019

Degree Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Committee Chair/First Advisor

Arief Setiawan and Christopher Welty

Secondary Advisor

Elizabeth Martin


A different way of thinking about Architecture, to reconsider the rationalism that has been my Architectural education and to rediscover lost poetics in the practice of Architecture. As Bernard Tschumi said, I aim to,

“reject functionalist ethics, to refuse the rational and to celebrate unrepressed delights.”

A critique of rationalism, surrealism explores the irrational and the unconscious. It endeavors to create a supreme point of contradiction, a perfect union of the rational and the irrational, a duality of dream and reality resulting in a super-reality - all to the end of rejoining a connection with an ultimate truth that is believed to have been lost.

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