MOUNT OF THINGS

AN EXPEDITION IN OOO ARCHITECTURE

LAURENCE CROUZET
M.ARCH


The partial construction of the Mont Analogue and its surroundings serves as an attempt at creating architecture in a space where the reality of anything outside of the thought-and-being correlation is unknowable but imaginable. This thesis is a knowledge seeking expedition to a symbolic mountain where human comprehension and architectural realization are partial.

The Mountain is the bond between Earth and Sky. Its solitary summit reaches the spheres of eternity, and its base spreads out in manifolds foothills into the world of mortals. It is the way by which man can raise himself to the divine, and by which the divine reveals itself to man.

A nonlocal, viscous presence so large that we could not grasp it. One thing massively distributed in space-time. A dense mass of everything contained entirely. An alien operationally and physically.

This is how Father Sogol put it. We were after the universal Thing in which all things recede to an ethereal beyond. This expedition would attempt to scale the ultimate mountain - the one he proposed to call Mount Analogue - for its inaccessi­bility to ordinary human approaches.

Our journey towards it will open the door to positive explorations of productive ambiguities, multiple readings, and gestalt-switches, he furthered.

COMMITTEE: 
Dominic McIver Lopes
Sherry McKay
Matthew Soules [CHAIR]