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Liminality In Architecture

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posted on 2021-05-24, 09:14 authored by Niven Ibrahim
This thesis investigates the concept of liminality and how it may be represented in architectural design. Architectural design of liminal space can augment spatial experiences and lead to self-awareness in relation to self, space and the environment. Liminality is a journey of different moments which can influence a person to discover something new about themselves and the world around them. A design proposal of a bridge at Bayfront Park, Hamilton, is presented as an architectural representation of a liminal experience. One of the challenges of this thesis and in the understanding of the concept of liminality is that different states are experienced differently by individuals. A liminal journey within the context of Bayfront Park may lead to a better sense of one's awareness in relation to themselves, the space they are in and the environment that surrounds them.





Master of Architecture



Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type


Thesis Advisor

June Komisar Dimitri Papatheodorou