Inter-Being

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    Monica Patel
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Monica Patel
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Inter-Being is defined as the understanding of the connection between things; of humans to place. The relationship between the passage of ritual and natural cycles creates an intersection between the spiritual and the secular. This intersection exposes the interrelatedness of all things and their coexistence. Bounded by two walls, the intersection of ritual and cycle manifests through the sequencing of space, material, light, time, and landscape. Ritual itself is an inherently permanent experience that slowly evolves over time. The passage of ritual crosses religious boundaries and societal contexts, where the principle experiences remain the primary focus. Natural cycles influence our experience with the earth in a tactile and spiritual sense. By utilizing these cycles of movement and change, the architecture begins to embody this temporal quality, heightening one’s relationship to the sequences of ritual and place.