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Transparant Architecture. This thesis proposal is to explore on transparency of building enclosure (transparent, semi-transparent and opaque) that helps to determine the privacy level of certain spaces. It can be achieved by using several architectural e

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Title: A Community Home for Homeless: Self-productive and Living Place for Those Who Don't Have Home. 1.1 Background of Study: A public space is defined as a social space such as a town square that is open and accessible to all, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age or socio-economic level. (Wikipedia, Public Space, August 2011). A private space is an area where accessibility is determined by one person or a small group of people. An open area, room or space may be conceived either as a more or less private place or as a public area, depending on the degree of accessibility, the form of supervision, which uses it, who takes care of it, and their respective responsibilities. (WILLIAM AA, October 2006). Property visibilities of a space can also determine whether the spaces are private, semi- private or public. Hence, accessibility of a space can be determined by transparency of spaces enclosure. Transparent architecture reflects the spirit of the era, reveals visions and dreams besides gives lifestyle a form. It helps to eliminating barriers, exuding freedom and shows the expression of openness and expansiveness. ...read more.


Transformation of the transparency level can also help to enhance the flexibility usage of the building spaces. 1.4 Thesis Aim: With the exploration of several architectural elements, the transparency of the spaces enclosure's materials can be achieved and help to define the privacy and accessibility of spaces. It also can enhance the flexible usage of a space by transforming the transparency level of the space. 1.5 Thesis Objectives: 1) To explore the usage of architecture elements that help to achieve transparency of the spaces. 2) To solve the flexibility usage of spaces by using transformation on transparency of spaces (architecture elements). 3) To study or explore more options or ways to achieve transparency of spaces. 1.6 Thesis Issues: 1) Flexible usage of a space. - Nowadays due to the increasing value of lands, many spaces were required to have flexible usage so that the land and spaces can be fully used. - Transformation on transparency of spaces can help to achieve this. 2) Openness era. ...read more.


In common language it is often used to refer to the visible mist of water droplets formed as this water vapor condenses in the presence of cooler air. It can creates sense of mysterious and affect the visibility. c) Chemical reaction or mechanism of building elements: It is a process that leads to the transformation of one set of chemical substances to another. Some building materials chemical properties can change their transparency due to certain condition. d) Colors: Color or colour (see spelling differences) is the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, green, blue and others. Color derives from the spectrum of light (distribution of light energy versus wavelength) interacting in the eye with the spectral sensitivities of the light receptors. e) Louvers: Window, blind or shutter with horizontal slats that are angled to admit light and air, but to keep out rain, direct sunshine, and noise. The angle of the slats may be adjustable, usually in blinds and windows, or fixed. It can creates visual effect as well. 1.10 Preferences of Thesis Panels: 1) Paramatrix 2) Reform 1. ...read more.

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