Architecture and the Oneiric: An Imaginative Translation of the Intersubjective Dream Experience
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The imaginative mind’s ability to fill void space with elaborate landscapes and undiscovered realities is truly extraordinary. As humans we have an innate ability to create spaces, sometimes entirely new, sometimes variations of places we already know, drawing from elements that we encounter in our conscious lives. This thesis explores this phenomenon of dreaming from an architectural perspective in response to an increasingly objective architectural and urban framework. It is important to recognize that we all inherently depend on our dreams for self-identity, meaning, and purpose. By creating spaces with such qualities, society is driven towards contemplation, pre reflective thought, and self-awareness. My proposed design will bring back an understanding of dreaming as not something to escape into, but rather “a primary form of reality,” accepting that they are contributing to our state of being, which is often overlooked in our rational modern way of interpreting the world.