Northside Interaction Center

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Show simple item record Morgan, Jack P. en_US 2011-06-03T19:43:42Z 2011-06-03T19:43:42Z 1973 en_US 1973
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 1973 .M67 en_US
dc.description.abstract A Northside Interaction Center sounds like a specialized community center in some special suburb. In many respects it is special. For one thing, the idea is unique fot the midwest. What is the idea? Simply, combine a community oriented group with a religious oriented group not necessarily in that community in one building, and by the design of the building, cause them to use the same facilities. The ideas of more fruitfull church-community relations is the key issue and is the crux behind this project.An idea for such a project is not new by any means. The Romans provided places of worship that also doubled as foras for community action called Bascillicas. However the United States has been formed on the idea of separation of church and community. The idea is still very real today. The church is considered something special and above the community in its way of thinking and even its architecture. The church has been slowely dying, mainly because of this "holier than thou" relationship it has with the public. The church basically stands for ideas that are good to the benefit of mankind. The problem is that the church considers itself all good while it considers the community sinners that need always to repent. True, some churches are changing their attitudes more towards the same level as the community considering themselves offering a service of a more fruitfull life. However, these churches are not what most people associate with and they condemn the churches too good for them.The rationalle behind this project can maybe be seen. Try to foster a nucleus whereby the church and the community can share common interests and problems.The Indiana Baptist Convention thought this might be a good idea to explore so that is why the project has been given to me to explore. The proposed center is to be located on the northside of Indianapolis in the community of Nora. The community is special because it has the highest per capita income level of any town in Indianapolis. The Baptist Convention is special because it is the thought of this idea and the center for being , the proof of the pudding.The project is semi-real as the Baptists do have plans to go into this operation some day. The project is special because it is done with people in mind instead of just a few selected individualswho might use it if the center were for the church.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 105 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Northside Interaction Center en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis. Thesis (B. Arch.)
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