Date of Award
Master of Architecture (MArch)
As we have adapted to learn how to best take advantage of our natural resources, we have evolved into the beings we are today. However, once we shifted away from natural environments to embrace new technologies and confine ourselves to our human-built spaces, we began to take a step backwards in our evolutionary timeline, returning to a confined, limited state.
As a result, this project examines play as a solution to connecting humans, nature, and architecture. By integrating these new programs into existing offices in downtown Providence, this process was an exploration in adapting our architecture to provide spaces where we can tap into our more freeing and primal behaviors to remove us from our otherwise highly structured human-specific routines. Particularly as we find ourselves trapped in our cities with little access to natural landscapes, it’s important to design our spaces in such a way that we still have the ability to step away from our more rigid daily lives and into a new environment focused on harnessing local and human natures.
Langmuir, Hannah, "Playgrounds : symbiosis of humans, nature, and architecture" (2020). Masters Theses. 446.
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