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an architecture of the earthly grotesque (c)

M.ARCH THESIS

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2015

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Part C of the thesis project merges prominent techniques and lessons from Parts A and B to envision a fictional festival organized around the act of construction.  Drawing inspiration from the monumental construction of the pyramids or the erection of obelisks, the basic and brute force of massive collective effort is taken as a virtue.  Rather than focusing strictly on the result, here the process is given architectural value as community-building, recognizing in it a sensuous physicality as well as an element of spectacle, drama, and purpose.

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