A Study of the Architectural Planning Based on the Concept of Sense of Place -The Cultural Complex at the Thames River-

장소성의 개념을 적용한 건축공간 계획에 관한 연구 -템스 강 복합문화공간 계획안-

  • Received : 2016.08.03
  • Accepted : 2016.11.10
  • Published : 2016.11.30


This study is an architectural design thesis aimed at designing a building at the River Thames in London, which could float along the river and be anchored in the river, in terms of the concept of the sense of place. The process of the study was as follows. First, theoretical backgrounds of the concepts of sense of place, placelessness, and non-place were examined and the sense of place of River Thames was analyzed. Second, the architectural planning elements could be applied to architectural design in terms of the relationship between the place and architecture, form of architecture, and behaviors of peoples. Third, the architectural design concepts and programs were specified based on the planning elements and a cultural complex that floats on the River Thames in London, England was proposed. The focus of this study was the process of formation of a sense of place by the cognition of architecture and people's activity, and this study claimed that the sense of place could be materialized by the metaphorically inherent property of the architecture.


Cognition of Architecture;Floating Architecture;Placelessness;Sense of Place;Thames River


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