Unveil of the Picturesque: Perception of the Ruins

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dc.contributor.advisor David-Reees, N en
dc.contributor.author Penamante, Ma Isabel Cruz en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T22:31:10Z en
dc.date.issued 2018 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45144 en
dc.description Full Text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract Our future and present life have been widely influenced by historical and modern ruins due to the human capacity to empathize with ruinous structures. Human beings by nature are curious creatures that aspire to question and investigate to satisfy their curiosity. It is by this emotional aspect of human nature that enables them to connect with the catastrophe of the ruins. Ruins is the discourse of the apparatus of preservation. It is to consolidate a place that has a history of sentimental value. Ruins are dealt with either restoration to its original state or rehabilitation to revive it, occupying the space to its highest and best use. In the site I chose, there is a ruin of the mansion that has been abandoned for years and had recently been inherited by a descendant of the person that had built the mansion. It is the historical narrative of the ruins that has drawn me in and found beauty in it. The atmosphere is an aesthetic category where you converse with beauty. Peter Zumthor says that beauty is an exchange that is a give and take and we are responsive to its atmosphere. The atmosphere contains the beauty that fulfils our mind and body to satisfaction through spiritual or emotional experience. This thesis proposes to enhance the heritage of the ruins without physically restoring it, but by strengthening the experience of perception and thereby preserving its atmosphere. According to Peter Zumthor, creating the aspect of beauty to produce atmosphere requires ‘processes and interests’ and, ‘instruments and tools’. My interest in the ruins subsequently leads to a process of projecting elements of the ruin to preserves its heritage and the narrative. Sugarcanes surrounding the site and traditional Filipino architecture is used as a tool to create pavilions where tourists can visit, stay and enjoy the walk in a picturesque landscape. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99265135608402091 en
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dc.title Unveil of the Picturesque: Perception of the Ruins en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.elements-id 761068 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-02-07 en

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