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Adaptive reuse and the museum : installing a museum in a preexisting shell

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dc.contributor.advisor Francesco Passanti. en_US Ikonomidis-Doumbas, Agis en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US 2011-12-05T19:48:06Z 2011-12-05T19:48:06Z 1990 en_US 1990 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1990. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 123-132). en_US
dc.description.abstract The thesis deals with the complexities involved within the conversion of an old building to an art museum. The restoration of a building is by itself a complicated problem, conjuring up questions about the relationship between the old and new parts of the structure. The reuse of the old building as a museum of art adds a new set of relationships, multiplying the interactions and enhancing the complexity. The analysis of the problems is st:rUctured in two parts: The first is a theoretical discussion of generic questions and issues linked with the museum as an institution on the one hand, and with the preservation of the built environment on the other. The second joins the two fields of the above discussion together, by referring to the particular kind of building: the museum within an old structure. This is done by means of analysis of selected examples. An artificial separation of the two fields is again used as a tool for the analysis. The discussion focuses on the concrete expression of specific choices in both of the fields, from which, in conclusion, general deductions are drawn. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Agis Ikonomidis-Doumbas. en_US
dc.format.extent 132 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 Adaptive reuse and the museum : installing a museum in a preexisting shell en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 23368534 en_US

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