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Of airports and architecture : exercises in public form

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dc.contributor.advisor Alexander d'Hooghe. en_US Fouad, Daniel James en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US 2006-11-07T12:05:09Z 2006-11-07T12:05:09Z 2006 en_US 2006 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2006. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-259). en_US
dc.description.abstract Airports as an architectural and urban typology typically lack physical and spatial integration with their urban context. Contrary to the city, airports have evolved into semi-autonomous spaces and products of political and economic conflicts between local and global constituencies, generating physical and spatial barriers, consequently denying the airport's role as a civic and public space. Boston, with its rich history of urban public space in the Olmsted tradition and Logan International Airport sited adjacent to downtown and the dense neighborhoods of East Boston, Winthrop and Chelsea, is representative of this problem. This thesis explores the point at which existing urban fabric and airport protocol/culture merge, where latent potentials for infrastructure and architecture become strategically urban, reconstituting the existing tensions between airport and city in the formation of new public space and productive dialogue. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Daniel James Fouad. en_US
dc.format.extent 259 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title Of airports and architecture : exercises in public form en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.Arch. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 70273664 en_US

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