DT101/5 Thesis Project - Colin Sweeney

Thesis Title: Harmonic Registration & The Musical Analogy


This thesis explores the language of classical harmonies that have been distanced from architectural culture since the beginning of the modernist movement. The tradition of applied harmonic systems which had been a fundamental of architectural creation for two millennia began to be challenged by aesthetic science and it lost is place among the building culture during the modern era. This thesis proposes a redefinition of the musical analogy to explain the tangible harmonies that can be created. Through the program of a GAA clubhouse, a commonplace of the Irish rural vernacular, the proposition is that a legible sense of harmony can be created in any building regardless of architectural stance through proper consideration of the parts, their orders and the complex set of relationships they create.

    Colin Sweeney DT101/5 Thesis Project 2017