A liminal transfer [Folie 1, 2, 3, 4]

Devon Savage, M.Arch '21


ARCH 793B: Architecture Directed Design Research

Gallery: Directed Design Research

Instructor: Yaohua Wang

This thesis is driven by an investigation into the liminal spatial conditions of the Salish Sea, a dis-placed place suspended from ordinary time. Four folies mark this inland sea, acting as thresholds for negotiating intimacy and anonymity, the intangible boundaries between public and private, man’s built world and the natural: a gradient to be occupied. These ‘liminal’ spaces act as a rejection to the contemporary crisis over setting boundaries and placing punctuation, supporting the recognition that man’s incorporeal being is in a constant state of in-betweeness. ‘Coming into space’ is not separate of ‘coming into being’.

Life at every moment throws a bridge between the unconnectness of things, and stands inside or outside the door through which it will lead from its separate existence into the world, or from the world into its separate existence.


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