Tangible architecture: Proposal for a natural experience in a manmade environment
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Citation:Li, Z. (2011). Tangible architecture: Proposal for a natural experience in a manmade environment. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/1834
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/1834
Nature provides the environment for all lives including people, and allow us to compete and survive. Most would agree that, for healthier and happier lives, people should know more about nature and the natural environment. The natural world as we know it is declining. And irresponsible human activities should be stopped, or at least restricted. Although there are people and organizations that strive to protect the natural environment, the majority’s knowledge about nature is limited. Through the study of natural environments and architectural precedence, this project proposes to develop a design for a series of spaces in order for people to intimately experience the natural environment – the marine environment in particular – in constant changing conditions. By experiencing nature closely, people may gain more knowledge and understanding about the natural world. And hopefully, because of this experience, they will have more respect for the surrounding natural environment.