A Nudist Resort

by Buchy, Phillip E.

Abstract (Summary)
An architecture thesis focused on designing a project to suit the particular needs and wants of a specialized client group, in this case, nudists. Literary research coupled with years of personal experience and interviews, revealed nudism to be mostly an act of self-discovery. The focus of the project thus became designing a resort that would facilitate the process of discovery and ideally correlate the spiritual nature of the experience of nudism with the architectural environment. Design decisions to accomplish this were primarily based on people’s environmental preferences and our predispositions for natural settings as well as material quality. This thesis is experiential and process oriented, not empirical. Conclusions of the successfulness of the finished design are at the discretion of the reader.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:nudist nudism resort architecture organic ergonomics clothing optional recreation landscape behavior and environment environmental preferences natural predispositions design sunbathing skinny dipping environ


Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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