Philosphers such as Martin Heidegger and Gaston Bachelard would argue that a true, meaningful human existence can only be found at the threshold between the known, ordered, limited world, and the unknown, chaotic, unlimited world, where the two worlds are one, connected and indistinguishable.
The question this thesis poses is what role architecture might play in activating this threshold, in engaging the unknown, in experiencing the sublime.
It will investigate this by examining a series of sublime encounters and attempting to express them in architectural form.
Rick Haldenby, University of Waterloo
Bojana Videkanic, University of Waterloo
The committee has been approved as authorized by the Graduate Studies Committee.
The Defence Examination will take place:
Friday May 15, 2015
Architecture Room 2003 (Photo Studio)
A copy of the thesis is available for perusal in ARC 2106A.
7 Melville Street South
Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4