Dohyun Lee

MArch I

Déjà Vu Architecture: Learning from My Past Homes

Advised by Jon Lott

I am looking at my past homes to see if they have any common threads of principles that can be shared with the discipline of architecture. My hypothesis is that past homes are significant pieces of architectural experiences, but they are hard to analyze, rationalize, and use as valid precedents to design a building. I am constructing physical models of my past homes inhabited between 1993 and 2016 solely based on my memory, piece by piece and in close focus after focus, in order to visualize my subconscious reading of their form and space. Through this way of recollection, I am attempting to discover and rationalize their architectural merits as if they are historical precedents. My goal is to design a building with their merits. Through my thesis, I am trying to show the potential of self-reflective precedents in architectural design.

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Physical models of my past homes.
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Home 6.
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Plan drawings.

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Scene 3.
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Scene 4.
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Scene 7.
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