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Gentle Pull How can the architecture within our dreams become real?

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posted on 2023-02-22, 20:55 authored by Roberts, Alice

The dream is elusive. It sits comfortably just beyond grasp, oblivious to the waking world, giving and taking both influence and encouragement that reflects our memories. This push and pull is underestimated, mostly forgotten by one once awake. A process has been crafted in this research to bridge the gap between the two worlds (that of the dream and that of the awake). As a result of this process the dream moves from its metaphysical form to a more graspable reality, a tangible response that in turn settles the ambiguous disconnect between dreams and reality Dreams, here personal to the author, have been recorded over a period of nine months and their accumulation resulted in a Book of Dreams, which is presented as part of this thesis. Each dream was recorded consistently each morning using a process of text, sketching and painting to translate, interpret and represent it or to illustrate what had been experienced in the dream state during the preceding night. Such crafted recording process follows the lead of Carl Jung and Frederik van Eeden. Both psychoanalysts recorded their dreams over extended periods of time, to grasp their meaning for use in the psychology realm. Here, the process used dreams as an instigator and evolved as a design process. This thesis tests the idea of manifesting interior architecture through such design process.


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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Master of Interior Architecture

ANZSRC Socio-Economic Outcome code

970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design; 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing

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Awarded Research Masters Thesis



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School of Architecture


Campays, Philippe