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Temporal playscape design within an existing landscape dynamic

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dc.contributor.advisor William O'Brien, Jr. en_US Manning, Kayla (Kayla C.) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US 2011-09-13T17:45:36Z 2011-09-13T17:45:36Z 2011 en_US 2011 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.B. in Art and Design)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2011. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 37). en_US
dc.description.abstract Designing within the landscape, architects are often challenged with the dilemma of what to build and to what extent if anything. The natural environment offers an architecture of its own parameters and rules. Building within those established parameters, architects must inform their design accordingly and responsibly. Taking cues from natural environmental processes, the design for a contemporary playscape within existing environmental conditions provides a refuge from city life for Boston area children. The design balances between the designed landscape and the natural landscape. Natural processes over time erode the playscape away so that the transformation is perceived by the children who return regularly to the site. Considerations of natural soil behavior, water drainage patterns, soil erosion, and plant invasion are instrumented into the final articulation of the playscape. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Kayla Manning. en_US
dc.format.extent 37 p. en_US
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 Temporal playscape design within an existing landscape dynamic en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Art and Design en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 748853376 en_US

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