The designed object is the Family Leisure Complex in Druskininkai, which is aimed to attract all family members, with different hobbies, of different ages, and interests. As well, the project is intended to create a strong sensual experience through the unusual volumetric composition of the project, which is derived from the inspiration of megalithic structures.
Master Thesis discusses the topic of Green Architecture and ways to implement it. The study intends to go beyond the popular opinion of Green architecture, meaning sustainable, ecological, and low emission, and discover ethical and aesthetical aspects of this term. The concept of Green Architecture is used to promote an ethical approach to the planet, with the intent to preserve it, I discuss what other qualities architecture should have, to be called ”Green” in consideration of its surrounding and its users. Hence, I discuss the ethical approach to Green architecture: the need for architects to follow Genius Loci (Spirit of place), local identity, customs, and history to create Green Architecture.
As well, I discuss the aesthetical qualities of Green architecture: how people perceive shapes, spaces, and forms, and what people find beautiful. In the Master Thesis, the importance of factors such as beauty, aesthetics, and socio-cultural context are discussed in terms of creating Green Architecture, which intends to preserve and input into local context and identity. Following this logic, the importance of stone as a material and sacral object in architecture is discussed. First stone structures, (megalithic structures and dolomites) are studied and are used as examples of the earliest Green Architecture.
Autorė: Anna Done
Vadovas: Prof. Doc. Linas Naujokaitis