The eye of the wind : the window : light & space in architecture

Davies, Julia (1997). The eye of the wind : the window : light & space in architecture Other, School of Geography, Planning and Architecture, The University of Queensland.

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Author Davies, Julia
Thesis Title The eye of the wind : the window : light & space in architecture
School, Centre or Institute School of Geography, Planning and Architecture
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1997
Thesis type Other
Supervisor John Hockings
Total pages 106
Language eng
Subjects 1201 Architecture
Abstract/Summary Windows are constituent elements of architecture, they are a part of the kit of tools in which a budding is assembled, and are analogous to the architecture. Employed as devices or instruments, windows, through the manipulation of materials, space and light, control and organize the senses and spatial experience. A window articulates a threshold between inside and outside, structures the view, and captures light in order to provoke a prescribed response from the viewer by the way space is experienced or moved through. The window is a tangible element which structures the intangibles - light, air and view. This thesis raises issues to present other ways of thinking about the window and its relationship within the Architectural schemata - to celebrate the potency of the window. Windows, like architecture, should be devised with the intent of elevating space and exulting our emotions
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