[tree-housed]: Seeking to synthesize two into one

dc.contributor.authorAgcayazi, Betul S.en
dc.contributor.committeechairKelsch, Paul J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberJones, James R.en
dc.contributor.committeememberEmmons, Paul F.en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis delves into the connection between childhood memories and how they shape our appreciation of architectural spaces as we grow older. While our inherent bond with nature and trees remains strong, modern cities and crowded neighborhoods have gradually overshadowed the charming image of gardens next to homes. This study aims to revive the concept of the garden within urban living, not merely as peripheral adornments, but as the heart of a home. By bringing people and their natural surroundings closer, this thesis seeks to redefine architecture's role beyond mere protection. Imagine a home coexisting with a forest or an orchard, offering not only shelter but sustenance. Collaborating with this coexisting green space, architecture comes to life through smart design and eco-friendly solutions, also addressing urban challenges like noise, pollution, and heat. The result of this scholarly exploration births a paradigmatic design precedent, and as an innovative building design where trees and homes are intertwined, creating a seamless unity that provides both refuge and nurture for residents, manifesting an embodiment of perpetual interconnectedness between the two.en
dc.description.abstractgeneralEver thought about how our memories of childhood play a role in the way we feel about the places we live as adults? We all have a natural connection to nature and trees, but in today's bustling cities and crowded neighborhoods, the idea of gardens alongside homes is no longer possible. This study aims to bring back the charm of gardens in our urban lives, not just as a side feature, but as the heart of our homes. Envision a scenario where our dwellings and nature become inseparable companions. This research wants to make architecture more than just walls – it wants homes to be like cozy forests or fruitful orchards where being at home is like having a picnic under a tree. By teaming up with a coresiding forest, the proposed architectural building doesn't only serve as a vessel to our childhood, but it also helps us deal with problems like noise, dirt, and city heat. The result from this thesis is an architectural model, a residential building type where trees and houses are like a perfect pair, creating spaces that wrap us in comfort and give us something back.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.subjectTree Houseen
dc.subjectResidential housingen
dc.subjectAlive Buildingsen
dc.subjectArtificial Intelligenceen
dc.title[tree-housed]: Seeking to synthesize two into oneen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen
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