REGION - COMMUNITY - PLACE: A CULTURAL MUSEUM CENTER IN SOUTHEASTERN OHIO
While every architect aims at the creation of space, sometimes the result or the creation of place is forgotten in the design process. In the creation of place one can attempt to preserve the local culture necessary and specific to that place by translating and emphasizing these abstract properties of tradition, heritage, and geography into the built form. Through the intense study and understanding of a region, it is possible to take these elements of culture to form a design concept which allows people to experience the differences of a locale, rather than conforming to the homogenous design found everywhere. The building typology chosen to represent this process is a cultural museum center. Not only does this allow for the expression of the translation, but it also acts as a preserver and a learning opportunity for those wanting to experience the region.
School:University of Cincinnati
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:critical regionalism southeastern ohio cultural museum center
Date of Publication:01/01/2003