Continuing Classicism: An Investigation in Process
Hofmann, Henry John
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Bibliography: pages 74-76
"This thesis aims to study Classicism as an all--encompassing design method, instead of a mere style, within the context of the city of Charleston, South Carolina. Operating at multiple scales such as conceptual, urban, building, and detail--the classical order became a lens for designing everything from the site to the proportions of a window. Classicism creates a self--contained world in which the existing conditions of a place are re-presented so they gain distinction. The world herein re-presents the culture of hand--made goods and products in Charleston on a large corner site on upper King street. New buildings based on existing conditons within Charleston defer to a larger corner building designed to showcase the thriving maker culture within the city and a 21st Century classical composition. The human element of hand made goods goes hand-in-hand with the multiple scales that Classicism affords to the human experience within the city and within a single building. By exploring the design process using a combination of hand drafting and quick sketching, the thesis is presented in a way that shows the human hand as a thinking tool--linking the design directly to a visible and tactile process of design and refinement."
Keywords: Classicism, Classical architecture, hand drafting, process, Charleston, South Carolina, scales, human experience
CHAIR: Varland, Julie Rogers
PDF : 78 pages, color illustrations, plans
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