Date of Submission

Spring 5-5-2017

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Primary Advisor

Elizabeth Martin

Secondary Advisor

Giovanni Loreto


My thesis explores the nature of place today. Looking for the living condition in future, there are about more than 70% of the world's population that will be urban by 2050. I look to explore a place (in a dense urban area) for city people can get a respite from the daily chaos and feel, experience, and discover "a sense of calm". This I define as the "Secret Place". The Secret Place also comes from the study of "Place" and "Non-Place", which is basically distinguished by one question: if the quality of the space could resonate with or has to mean for individual or community. The research process is including precedent study and site study to look for what make a place "Secret Place". The final goal of the project will be to explore the methodical solutions to offer the Secret Place for city people enjoying their individual spiritual space from their busy urban life.