Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — 9:30 AM EDT

Of the thesis entitled: Storytelling through Light
 

Abstract: 

Realities of the world are often difficult to face. We dream of a world devoid of social ills. The notion of ‘utopia’ we imagine an environment as such – sparkling and full of light. Delusion of a perfect world. Such perfection fails to address the darker, more unpredictable reality – one of imperfections, transitions and moments of enlightenment, an existence constantly becoming. Architecture can frame such side of existence.

Architectural space can find its origin in the creation of experience, focusing on the process of making to engage the senses and create experience. In this thesis, the experience is developed in the intertwined refrains of art, architecture and sculpture.

This work embodies an exploratory design method. It frames through architecture, an affect drawn from the interplay of light, matter and space. The percept is drawn from experiments, the works of Louis Kahn, Tadao Ando, the paintings of Caravaggio and the sculptures of Henry Moore, telling the story of life, the story of darkness, of shadows, flesh and hope.

The examining committee is as follows:

Supervisor:

Donald McKay, University of Waterloo

Committee Members:

Dereck Revington, ​​​​​​University of Waterloo

Anne Bordeleau , University of Waterloo

 

External Reader:

David Lieberman         

 


The committee has been approved as authorized by the Graduate Studies Committee.

The Defence Examination will take place:
Tuesday May 21, 2019, at 9:30am in ARC 2026.

A copy of the thesis is available for perusal in ARC 2106A.

Location 
ARC - School of Architecture
2026
7 Melville Street South

Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4
Canada

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