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dc.contributor.authorAlkhatib, Saraen
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-17T08:01:15Z
dc.date.available2020-07-17T08:01:15Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-16
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:26707en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/99372
dc.description.abstractIn a busy city like Washington D.C., where people tend to work for long hours, and remain in constant fight with deadlines as they try to complete their daily tasks, such lifestyle can be very exhausting. Artists are no exception to that. A preoccupied lifestyle can keep them distant from their inner creativity and would make them lose their inspiration for art. What they really need is to take a step away from this fast society and find a place that offers them the space, time and environment to recharge and reconnect with their art. This thesis explores the role of architecture in creating moving artistic experiences that ignite the artists' inner creativity and feeds their imagination. By using design concepts that encourage their interaction with their surroundings, we can raise their curiosity to explore and observe to help them unleash their creativity. Because ,we, humans are mostly influenced by the spaces we inhabit and spend most of our time in. A proposed artist retreat in the U.S. National Arboretum, creates an architecture that enhances the way artists experience art through the use of proportions, forms, materials, light and shadow. The project consists mainly of two parts, the first part is a place that respects the artists' need for solitude, to be able to self-reflect on their inner self and art. The second part is a place for the artist community, where they socialize and exchange their knowledge and experiences. Moreover, the buildings design aims to breaks the barrier between the inside and outside worlds to help create an intimate experience between the artists and nature. On the other side, there is the relationship between the buildings and the site, where the buildings design, materials and construction respects the landscape of the site and are adaptive to the beauty of the site's seasonal changes. This is how my thesis will explore art through the lens of architecture and give these artists a deep breath of art.en
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectArchitectureen
dc.subjectArten
dc.subjectArtist Retreaten
dc.subjectArboretumen
dc.subjectNatureen
dc.titleA Deep Breath of Arten
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentNot founden
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.contributor.committeechairPiedmont-Palladino, Susan C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberLa Coe, Jodi Lynnen
dc.contributor.committeememberEmmons, Paul F.en
dc.description.abstractgeneralIn a busy city like Washington DC, where people tend to work for long hours, fight deadlines and try to complete their daily task, such a lifestyle can be very exhausting. Artists are no exception of that, as such lifestyle can keep them distant from their inner creativity and lose their inspiration for art. What they really need is to take a step away from this fast society and find a place that offers them the space, time and atmosphere to recharge and reconnect with their art. This thesis explores the role of architecture in creating moving artistic experiences that ignite the artists' inner creativity and feed their imagination. By using design concepts which encourage their interaction with their surroundings, raises their curiosity to explore, observe and unleash their creativity. Because we humans are mostly influenced by the spaces we inhabit and spend most of our time in. My thesis will be an artist retreat at the US National Arboretum, a place for these artists to practice their art in a natural environment, in places that either encourage them to socialize with the artist community or in single cabins in the forest, that isolate them into their own world. The buildings will act as thresholds that bring the outdoor natural views, sunlight and wildlife to the indoor living spaces to embrace the performance of these artists and let them experience art through the lens of architecture. The buildings also have their own language of how they represent and respect the nature of the site. This is how my thesis will give these artists a deep breath of art.en


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