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The discourse in this thesis was originally submitted to the Department of Architecture in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree Master of Science in Architecture Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on 10 May 1989 as part of my SMArchS degree.


The thesis purports to build a theory for the analysis and synthesis of architecture. It identifies a poetic strutcure which contextualises the production of arhcitecture while aspiring towards universal themes of dwelling and belonging. Using a number of case studies it uses deep reading of the artefacts to confirm the theoretical concepts.

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