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Adrift on the Pequod, Space out of Time: A Trappist Monastery off the Coast of Santa Barbara

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dc.contributor.advisor Miller, David en_US Potish, Robert Mark en_US 2012-05-31T17:13:01Z 2012-05-31T17:13:01Z 2012-05-31 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.other Potish_washington_0250O_10021.pdf en_US
dc.description Thesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2011 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis proposes a Trappist monastery on an abandoned oil rig in the year 2087. Its starting point is a set of dialectics drawn from the character of its landscape and program: sea/sky, earthly/spiritual, space/time, surface/depth, horizon/well. The thesis thus asks: what happens when architecture occupies the liminal space between two qualities? How do we design spaces that play, drift, and meander on the edge, in the edge, existing in between to become a bit of both but fully neither? The design of the monastery seeks spatial and experiential richness found in interpretive in-exhaustiveness and an opening into dialogue between space and person. It explores the hypothesis that an architecture drifting in a constantly changing relationship between two sides of a dialectic is a way of creating this enduring dialog. en_US
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dc.rights Copyright is held by the individual authors. en_US
dc.subject california; monastery; oil rig en_US
dc.subject.other Architecture en_US
dc.title Adrift on the Pequod, Space out of Time: A Trappist Monastery off the Coast of Santa Barbara en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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