Spatial perceptions of Light and Shadow

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dc.contributor.advisor Davis, M en Zhu, Helen en 2018-06-21T01:07:26Z en 2017 en
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dc.description.abstract Light and shadows mark the change of time. These effects create fluctuating quality which can provide a focus in which spaces are perceived and occupied during the day. The cast light and shadow forms create paths which naturally guide the body through the building. This can allow the body to freely move between different spaces, in comparison to the body dwelling and feeling confinement in one location. Therefore, this thesis explores the role of light and shadows in creating spatial qualities in a domestic living condition. The academic research question of light and shadows looks into the ways light and shadows can connect separate spaces, how time brings about change in perception as well as the bodily experience which the user may encounter. The project vehicle positions a critical comparison to the current dominant model of the retirement village at Greenwich Gardens, located at 5 Greenwich Way, Unsworth Heights in Auckland’s North Shore which the project would be located. The project offers an intergenerational housing complex that is spatially effective, enhances the experience of spaces through the effects of light and shadows, and is demographically diverse. Current domestic houses within New Zealand have shown to only house up to two generations. Living conditions and social interactions between three generations have shown to slowly vanish, as spaces within the household become divided between the generations. Therefore, through the academic question, the articulation of light and shadows within spaces are aimed to enhance the social interactions between different generations. As the sunlight passes throughout the day, different spaces are to be affected though the casting of specific lighting and shadow effects. This then allowed the body to explore and occupy different spaces. When light leaves the space, this then triggers the body to transition from one space to the next. Social interactional points between different generations are formed. As a result, rather than segregating spaces between different generations, these created spaces which are shared between them. This then lead to experientially rich dimensions to domestic living as well as enhancing a stronger interactive, intergenerational household and community. en
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dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99265104712702091 en
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dc.title Spatial perceptions of Light and Shadow en
dc.type Thesis en Architecture en The University of Auckland en Masters en
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pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-06-21 en

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