My passion for this thesis starts from the mesmorizing experience of walking inside a forest, where both space and time seems to be endless as you walk along. This quiet and meditative nature of space is a precious quality that one can hardly find elsewhere, especially in places near the city.
Thus an urban forest is a precious public place where citizens can go relax and calm down. Even though most people are now going to forest only for outdoor activities, there is a potential that by introducing new programs, forest will become a more vivid and enjoyed place than it is today.
So here comes the question: what exact programs shall we introduce to the forest? And how the building that accommo-dates these programs should be like? Does it need to contain some of the qualities of a forest, and how does it respond to its surroundings?
Through research and design, the thesis attempts to provide a personal response to the above questions:
A study commons that merges into the surrounding and utilizes the existing natural setting to benefit its users.