Date of Submission

Spring 5-4-2018

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Primary Advisor

Phd William Carpenter

Secondary Advisor

Elizabeth Martin


Cultural embrace creating an identity on a larger scale in modern society. Architecture is a symbolic catalyst of a threshold, it is bound by the physical presence as well as “enriched by both the memory and dreams, past and future” Juhani Pallasmaa. It captures the sensibility of expectation and fulfillment, sense of symbols that resonated within. It evokes the absolutely necessary association of visual-tactile and identity to connect the history to present. It is an absolute cultural responsiveness and symbolism that cultural embrace strives for. Spaces have become empty container lacking true essence. The current architecture does little to address the contemporary method of experiential phenomena of in today’s society.It is out of the decline of culture and place in the daily experience of space the necessity for meaningful architecture arise. It is the increasing removal of meaning that has fundamentally created “placelessness” and disrupted the importance of "being" which is crucial for cultural identity. The characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people encompassing core values, attitudes, and beliefs that becomes fundamentally important to their way of life. It is these intangible attributes that translate into tradition and inherited from the past, maintain in the present in order to benefit the future

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