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HEALING OVER-THE-RHINE WITH LIGHT AND COLOR IN ARCHITECTURE

by MARDIN, OSAM RAMZI

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The thesis is to design a structure that can facilitate the sense of community and provide a health resource center for the residents of Over-the-Rhine. Color and light will be utilized as vehicles for achieving a design that can serve as a landmark for the neighborhood while enhancing the spatial experiences within and outside the building. While it may seem that light is only one approach to a multi-faceted problem, the primary means of perceptual and sensational gathering of information for the human being is through the eye. Light, being the stimulus of the eye, provides the opportunity to control what is being formulated by the individual, and hence transcend all aspects. Through light and the wavelength divisions known as color, the building can intimate reactions to its inhabitants and influence their daily actions. Light, therefore, is not just one way to approach the design of a community center, but rather, the most inclusive.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:light color over the rhine cincinnati healthy community

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Date of Publication:01/01/2004

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