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dc.contributor.advisor Fernando Domeyko-Perez. en_US Gutierrez, Frederick Martin en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-fl 2011-11-01T19:43:11Z 2011-11-01T19:43:11Z 1997 en_US 1997 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1997. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaf 66). en_US
dc.description.abstract Architecture is born out of a need for the re-definition and intensification of t he existing physical landscape. An architects services respond and re-define culture and can never be legitimized by the want of form. Architecture is only significant when it is necessary and responds directly to our culture. It is within the nature of problem solving where architecture is given its form and meaning. This thesis is a search for the questions that are presented to us through our relationship with the landscape and with ourselves. The research method employed is an associative branching path where one topic of research branches into another. The responses to these questions are physical in nature and culminate in the re-definition and intensification of the landscape to provide the foundation for the building of a technical school and drug rehabilitation center for juveniles. The research is nonlinear and begins with a site. The site is the edge of a suburban neighborhood in Gainesville, Florida where a fallout shelter was built by a community of residents as a response to the threat of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Frederick Martin Gutierrez. en_US
dc.format.extent 67 leaves 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
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dc.subject Architecture en_US
dc.title Searching for shelter 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 37175124 en_US

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