Author

Jie DuFollow

Date of Award

Spring 6-2-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Department

Architecture

First Advisor

Hansy Better

Second Advisor

Kyna Leski

Third Advisor

Chris Bardt

Abstract

Water is my natural place to start seeing what exists in nature. Water has different states as it travels in nature from the ocean to the sky, from the sky to the land, and from the land to the ocean. My thesis lives in this cycle: I create in this cycle from the water cycle governs and highlights all nature has to offer.

Water has a variety of forms. It stays in visible and invisible state. It is the matrix for us. We live in nature, but we rarely pay attention to nature. Because it is hard to care about something are too familiar and something are invisible. If we pay attention to our surroundings, beautiful patterns can begin to emerge. The beauty of these patterns and forms in nature can be understood and explored though the geometries and mathematical rules. Sometimes we see full chaos in nature, but our eye and spirit figure out the inherent order from the chaos phenomenon. I ask the reason behind the chaos and the order that we create. The poetic truth could be always resources for our design.

Gaudi said: “Everything comes from the great book of nature.” The questions are how to read nature and how to learn from it. The key point is to find the nature of nature. It is about what it is rather than how it looks like. If we can see through nature, we can build our own principles and the orders from nature. From a deep understanding, we can understand how nature works. Nature becomes the inspiration of forms, functions, structures, systems, techniques and so on.

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