Inbetween place: the emergence of the essence

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Title: Inbetween place: the emergence of the essence
Author: Laiprakobsup, Narongpon
Abstract: The study aims to develop the theory of inbetween place . The inbetweens have been important elements in architectural design as transitional and reconciling realms . Architecture of place and its theories has been dominated the environmental design as place -making . However , the inbetween environments have not been clarified in significant , living place -forms for interval embodiment and systemic relationships between juxtaposing places . Through inbetween places , domains in juxtaposition will be comprehensively integrated as the whole . By a triangulation from three standpoints ?phenomenological , embodied realism , and neo -structuralism ?through case studies , the intrinsic characteristics and underlying essence of inbetween modes of place is identified . The study argues that inbetween places present themselves as living forms of connectedness , embodied presence , and significant pauses . Distinctive inbetween presences of place emerge from three frameworks ?synthesized presence of place and the inbetweens , embodied presence of the inbetweens , and presence of inbetween ?Significant Forms . ? On presence of place and the inbetweens , inbetween places reflect living forms of intervals as interconnecting mediums between neighboring places . As an interval place , inbetween places , based on embodied presence , can be defined as distinct body of junctions by organized complexity of edges . According to Langer ?s term ?Significant Form ? of place , inbetween places convey the symbolic presence of associative , edging layers that clarify differences and spatial relations between environmental juxtapositions . From a framework triangulation , inbetween places manifest complex interval domains of associative junctions as fundamental composite presences of : 1 ) defined inbetween containments ; 2 ) active edging junctions or layers of juxtaposition ; and 3 ) associative layers with places in juxtaposition . The essential quality of concrete , interrelating junctions between places separates inbetween places from inbetween placeless -ness . Inbetween places are intermediary domains creating vital and aesthetic links between places in juxtaposition ; on the other hand , inbetween placeless -ness is deprived of a significant place of meaningful interactions with nearby realms . Thus , inbetween places turn out to be critical domains to develop comprehensive relationships between juxtaposing places , drawing different domains nearby to be bonded through the presence of adaptive , edging layers of places .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2419
Date: 2009-05-15

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Inbetween place: the emergence of the essence. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2419 .

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