Architecture and religion thesis

The goal of this project is to acknowledge the role of the mother as the creator of a new generation and to give awareness to people about the reality of pregnancy.

In this thesis I observe the human body as an energy source symbiotic to an architectural ecosystem.

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These can differ from place to place or designer to designer. It is folded into the places we physically experience to create our expectations.

Architecture of contemporary religious spaces

It is when one decides to do this, that the question of building materials comes into the picture. Martin Luther, a doctor of theology and a monk, said that the church should return to its roots, and give more weight to what is written in the Bible. How much more therapeutic our journeys might be if they could include a visit to a secular local shrine or temple, a work of architecture that would define and concentrate the qualities of its surrounding setting. It said that we are affected by everything we sense. It requires beautiful things like art, architecture, music, etc. Without the Willamette River, there would be no place that is Portland. At its height, Vanport was home to 40, people, making it Oregon's second-largest city, and the largest public housing project in the nation. I mean, what are the chances of the building failing to respond to nature when it is 62 made out of nature in its purest form itself? Our atheist would then build a tomb for his temple. All the other senses remain ignored. He also proposes some schemes and designs for the same. Human thermal energy and presence are at the center of this discussion. The walls of the room are usually painted with neutral colours and is provided with benches along the perimeter. Several of the greatest construction achievements of all times were accomplished through these buildings. For instance, the precinct is an element present in almost all the cases, but it must not be considered as a characteristic of type by itself.

In the world of inauthenticity and simulation we need island of authenticity that let our reactions grow autono- 57 mously and allow us to identify with our own emotions".

In this master thesis, the author wanted to create a place that would induce stillness and calmness in it's visitors' minds. So, there was a protest against Protestantism and again churches were built with complicated designs and paintings. Throughout this thesis, the concepts of context, in regards to the design process, of replication, as the reproductive copying of architectural character and urban forms, and mythos, the intangible narrative and perceived identity of the city, will all be explored through both research and hypothetical iterations.

Religious architecture

Alain de Botton, in his book 'Religion for Atheists', says that religious buildings have a set of strict guidelines that they follow as far as architecture is concerned. Projects include single- and multi-family residences, institutional and commercial projects as well as urban and community specific development plans and studies. The former approach is the one which is usually called vernacular architecture. Even though there are plenty of studies on this particular kind of structure, most of them do not consider time as a key element to understand the refinement sequence the temple has experienced. The opening in the ceiling of a skyspace which is usually circular, elliptical or a square-shaped one frames the sky in such a way that it reduces the scale of it to a great extent. In this study, the neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon are used as a case study for integrating a well-designed micro-community into the fabric as an economically and socially viable alternative to the current housing trends. The city prides itself on its public transportation and is looked at as a model for other cities across the country; yet, many public spaces within the downtown where transit lines and pedestrians meet do not evoke this connection and have become desolate areas. The language of beauty is essentially the language of timeless reality". Although people who claim so will be rare, the person poses grave danger to himself who claims so only if he exists. In the world of inauthenticity and simulation we need island of authenticity that let our reactions grow autono- 57 mously and allow us to identify with our own emotions". In consequence, intellectuals adopted their heritage in order to establish the new rules of their new ideology. This proposed typology will present the opportunity for increased density without denying the right of existing low income and marginalized residents of the city. This project aims to investigate how an architectural redesign can help reclaim and reactivate the outdated Khrushchevki apartments and vacant spaces in the city of Seversk, Russia, a closed city soon to be opened. With the theses, he started the Protestant Reformation.

Furthermore, understanding space use based on human activity and its combined thermal heat can create an awareness for a society of reciprocity, where, excess heat from a large group of people can be used to warm a smaller group.

What follows are some excerpts from the thesis that justify our need for self reflection. The answer is both yes and no and both can be equally justified.

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Portland State College of the Arts: School of Architecture