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Impressions In-Between

Daniel Diaz B.arch 2011


Copyright Š 2011 Rhode Island School of Design Department of Architecture


In dedication to mi Abuela. Te quiero tanto, tanto


table of contents

Acknowledgemnet

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Glossary of terms

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Abstract

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Thesis Probe

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Within

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Impressions

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In-Between II

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Within III

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Bilbliography

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Acknowledgement: The passion that was put forth toward this journey couldn’t have been accomplished without the love and care of those close and dear to me. I want to give special thanks to the guidance that Christopher Bardt has given me during thesis as he handed me advise which enabled me to developed a better understanding of the meanings within, and beyond our work as architects. I will like to thank as well my secondary advisor, Pari Riahi, whom has been there from my beginnings in RISD to my ďŹ nal steps, giving great references to analyze and observe. Lately, I would like to show my gratitude to my classmates Taigo Itadani, Kavin Park, Leilei Gao, Thomas Etienne, and Orlando Martinez for all our shared all-nighter and support during bad days and joys from good one. The path toward the ďŹ nal review was not a solitary one, but a shared experience.


Glossary of terms: Impression - An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience. A mark produced on a surface by pressure. Domestic - Fond of home life and household affairs Density - Complexity of structure or content Compress - To make more compact by or as if by pressing In-between - the observation of visible, fabricated connections. Generics - Relating to or descriptive of an entire group or class; general

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Abstract: The casting of memories as imprints of past events is the conception/ concept/ conceit/ proposition and method of my thesis studies. These castings are the impressions of encapsulated stories based from remembrance and daydreams of the realm of the in-between, of the imagination. The process of making imprints leads to an understanding the parameters that arrange a building, its construction, and its dialogue with the ground. The memories and stories of my thesis project manifest themselves in apartment housing. The apartment complex proposes a shared experience, which is derived from the representation of the domestic home depicted in fragments by story habitation. As past events leave impressions on the mind, these memories in turn imprint themselves in to the architecture of the apartment housing.

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Thesis Probe

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In-Between


WithIn

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Parameters and Cracks


Journal

   Journal01:  1:she’sexpressedsenseof wonderandhappiness. atingofinterest.anda bitofsorrow.helookstothe leftwall.  2.Hestillhadwonder,butonly Interestedintheinbetweenpieces, helingeredforquiteawhilebefore hewassurprisewondertargeted byinterest.helookstothenorthcorner  4.astrangenarrowsenseof happinessfilledthespace, whichclustersofinterestspicks ofsurprise.Theirmustbesomething leadhetothesouthwall.  5.waslivinginthemoment, whatdidn’tsheimprintontome. 6.exhaustedfromthedaybefore.Possible withahangover,shelumpsaboutwith lackofconcentration., hesaddledwithblack  7.sheinterestsanddesirescametobe Realized.

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Impressions

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Memories


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Apartment Unit

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“They can only be understood in the context in the realm from which they are spoken� - Martin Heidegger


“Myth is at the beginning of literature, and also at its end.� - Jorge Borges


Blocks

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Within II

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Storyboard

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In-Between II

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WIthin III

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Bibliography: Pallasmaa, Juhani. The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses. Chichester: Wiley-Academy, 2005. Print Bachelard, Gaston, and M. Jolas. The Poetics of Space. Boston: Beacon, 1994. Print Pallasmaa, Juhani. The Thinking Hand: Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture. Chichester, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons, 2009. Print. Heidegger, Martin. Poetry, Language, Thought. New York: Perennical Classics, 2001. Print. De, Botton Alain. The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work. New York: Pantheon, 2009. Print. Borges: Selected Non-fictions. Penguin: 2000. Print. Berger, John. Ways of Seeing. London: British Broadcasting, 1977. Print. Cage, John. Silence : Lectures and Writings / by John Cage. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 1961. Print.


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