Date of Submission

Spring 5-9-2023

Degree Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Committee Chair/First Advisor

Sang Pil Lee


In a world dominated by mundane environments, this thesis proposes a novel approach to designing public spaces that integrate game design principles and extended reality technology. By embracing the inherent ludic behavior found in human nature and games, I aim to elevate everyday experiences.

This research delves into the capabilities of extended reality technology, psychology of play and its cultural and societal background, psychology of human archetypes, and game design components as an extraction for architectural typologies. Key findings reveal that by analyzing game components, design languages are formed and can be used to develop feasible architectural typologies.

The significance of ephemerality in architecture is also revealed as a mirroring concept for the need of frequent updates in games to maintain stimulation. There must also be an emphasis on understanding that typical space users may have different emotions and tendencies compared to game users, and thus, spaces must be designed to coexist harmoniously with their users.