Architecture Program



Anne Franco

Date of this Version

May 2006


M. Arch. Thesis, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, May 2006.


The cinematic experience involves many conventions; from the length of the film and the theater seats’ cushiness to the existence of a largely passive audience and the acceptance that the actors are portraying other people. The development of an architectural thesis project has much in common with the film-making and film-viewing process. There are initial ideas, a final product, a change in directors, key scenes, and vital characters. This book, the final act of this architecture thesis project, is the documentation process that records the journey of the project; everything from the early concepts to the moment the project’s real potential came to light. By emphasizing the commonalities between architecture and film, specifically in reference to the frame and the fourth wall, the relationship between the two mediums is revealed.

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