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Beijing, bed, and breakfast : unpacking transient identities

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dc.contributor.advisor Yung Ho Chang. en_US
dc.contributor.author Shen, Shirley (Shirley Ann) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial a-cc-pe en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-11T18:38:43Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-11T18:38:43Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/43850
dc.description Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2008. en_US
dc.description "June 2008." en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 90-91). en_US
dc.description.abstract Modernity requires people to appreciate cultural relativism, and to understand the contextual legitimacy of other people's way of life and values. This thesis explores the nature and use of physical spaces to increase the relativistic understanding of culture. Two notions of interior don by the bed and breakfast, this new typology: Bed refers to the physical and rhetorical image of the private realm, the loci of the unseeable and unspeakable Breakfast represents the semi-private realm of domesticity: its interactions, negotiations, and rituals. Exploring identity-making architecture, the proposed Beijing will bring together two private spaces: one of transience (identity without consciousness of place) and one of domesticity (place without consciousness of identity). en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Shirley Shen. en_US
dc.format.extent 104 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title Beijing, bed, and breakfast : unpacking transient identities en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.Arch. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 263024884 en_US


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