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Vertical Regionalism: A Pilgrimage in Canada’s Western Mountains

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dc.contributor.author Erickson, Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-25T18:00:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-25T18:00:45Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14143
dc.description This thesis is sited in Jumbo Creek Valley, British Columbia in the Purcell Mountains. en_US
dc.description.abstract Wilderness is defined as being "a wild or uncultivated region or tract of land, uninhabited, or inhabited only by wild animals" (Oxford English Dictionary 1989). But just how natural is the concept of wilderness? the idea of conserving nature suggests that we think of ourselves as something 'other' than nature, but the truth is that nature is our origin, and although this is often forgotten, it is a connection that is deeply rooted in our being. I am interested in finding an architecture that speaks to our most primal memories, acting to locate humans within nature. Through the creation of 3 mountain refuges, each a point in a larger path of pilgrimage, I will explore the connections that we as humans can share with the Canadian mountain wilderness. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Mountain en_US
dc.subject pilgrimage en_US
dc.subject spiritual en_US
dc.subject regionalism en_US
dc.subject ascension en_US
dc.title Vertical Regionalism: A Pilgrimage in Canada’s Western Mountains en_US
dc.date.defence 2011-07-07
dc.contributor.department School of Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Peter Sassenroth en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Steve Parcell en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Catherine Venart en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Brian Lilley en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Richard Kroeker en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US

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