Towards a Healthy Architecture.
This thesis attempts to create an architectural vision for the future healthy evolution of the Lu?tica peninsula, a very potent and unique site along the Adriatic coast in Serbia and Montenegro. While acknowledging the contemporary and increasingly important need for ecological incentives in designing, planning and management of our environments, the thesis utilizes the holistic ecosystems approach as a methodological tool to ravel the site's inherent organizational and operational complexities. Imagined and embodied in a Natural and Cultural Heritage Park, the development vision is fundamentally driven by the idea of immortality of a place, scholastically termed as the sense of a place. Therefore, the focus of this thesis is embedded in the search, discovery and eventually, safeguarding and enhancement of Lu?tica's Genius Loci, ensuring its ecological and economical sustainability and the overall health of its reconciled natural and cultural communities. By proposing a resolution for existing problems and fostering intrinsic potentials of the site, the thesis ultimately reads as a new paradigm for developing our environments wherein the spirit of a place plays a quintessential role and often signifies their very identity and meaning.
School:University of Waterloo
School Location:Canada - Ontario
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:architecture healthy sustainable meaningful ecologic landscape planning ecosystems approach
Date of Publication:01/01/2006