A STUDY OF THE LAP-JOINT IN ARCHITECTURE
The threshold between the identities of different neighborhoods can be seen as a lap joint in which information about “the other” is exchanged creating a dynamically charged environment. Groups tend to respond to the tension of this space from two extreme positions. The groups tend to respond to the tension from two extreme positions. The first that the groups are incompatible and should remain separate, an impossible position most like Foucault’s Utopian Space. The second that fundamentally we are all the same, a position that undermines the power of BOTH positions.The architecture of this zone should be a lap joint which brings together differing conditions, creating a connection, while maintaining the power and identity of the two individual elements. Architecture in this position can also be seen as a doorway or gate which mediates between two places and also creates an area of crossing between the two.
School:University of Cincinnati
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:lap joint in between space border connection
Date of Publication:01/01/2003