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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2018 ➔ Sanctum


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Vishaal ravikumar (designer)
Melanie Crean (thesis advisor)
Mattie Brice (thesis advisor)
Jesse Alexander Madden Harding (thesis advisor)
Chris Prentice (thesis advisor)


May 17 2018


The Sanctum is a critique on identifying a personal form and structure in one’s life, to create a personal space, that acts as a medium for mediation and self-reflection. Sanctums are often filled with prescriptive elements like fractal math and formal typology to grapple with the idea of infinity. The superstructures are constructed by multiplying a selfsimilar form between the value of zero to one, to create an infinite sequence of fractal geometry. This thesis uses structure and light to allow the sanctum to return to a more primal form, which is relevant to modern design practices, while still maintaining philosopies and ideologies that connect the user to a more spiritual presence.




Vishaal ravikumar. Sanctum. May 17 2018. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2018. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 22 Sep 2019.

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