Water as environment : a visitors information and architectural education center, Columbus, Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Schaller, Arthur W.
dc.contributor.author Carlson, Todd D. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:02Z
dc.date.created 1987 en_US
dc.date.issued 1987
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 1987 .C37 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184419
dc.description.abstract My thesis project deals with creating a ecological and experiential balance in our environment. I propose that by integrating water into our buildings we can create pleasing experiences which will benefit the physical and psychological aspects of human behavior. Water can be used to create stimulating visual, audible, and tactile experiences which will enhance our spaces. Water will provide unity, variety, and vividness to the environment, and satisfy 3 basic needs of human development - stimulation, variety, and change. My study will focus on the vividness or contrast that water is capable of expressing - waters ability to take on a powerfully active or tranquilly passive character.Through the process of research, which involved identifying architectural uses and physical features present in existing water environments, I have been able to develop a water program. This was an attempt to classify and catogorize water components into a catalog. The premise being, I could use the catalog for further reference and application to any design problem.The design project for the testing and exploration of my thesis is a Visitors Information Center. Critical programmatic spaces include Auditorium, Library, Staff Offices, Exhibition spaces, and a Garden. I chose a site near the White River, at the southwestern corner of Columbus, Indiana; a vital entryway into the city. The Project and site are crucial components in developing a sense of arrival into the city of Columbus.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 83 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Water as environment : a visitors information and architectural education center, Columbus, Indiana en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B. Arch.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1262486 en_US


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