Allegory of Life: A Retreat in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Frontera Biamón, Eduardo Javier
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M. Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-100).
"In the 21st Century, our lives revolve around comfort and a fast paced technological world. It seems that our main goal as a society is the path to success and economic stability of our future. Letting these become the center of our lives, in many cases our mental, physical and spiritual health have become secondary. Our daily lives revolve around routines of getting things done, the faster the better because we know that more things are heading our way. We go through constant stress in work, relationships, our studies and we rarely take time for ourselves. As a way to balance this, it is reasonable to search for a 'wholistic' way of life. The term refers to the whole body; specifically the interrelationship between mind, body, and spirit. The space will provide a sanctuary for visiting travelers and locals. In it they will be able to regain their center and mend the wholistic connection with body, mind, and spirit. Not affiliated with any specific religion or spiritual practice, the space will provide the opportunity for the guests to live, sleep, reflect, relax and rejuvenate far from a technological, fast pace atmosphere."
Keywords: retreat, wholistic, balanced life, seclusion, temporary architecture, spirit of place
CHAIR: Pacheco, Carole
Davis, Mary Lou
PDF (100 pages): illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, plans
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