Many mini model homes
Author(s)Schwartzman, Gideon(Gideon Bank)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture.
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Architectural ideas have historically circulated through a literary format. Since the rediscovery of Vitruvius's De Architectura in the fifteenth century, the architectural book has fore fronted itself as a critical tool in the deliverance of disciplinary knowledge. Producing a book became a milestone for many architects in cementing themselves as authoritative figures within the architectural profession. Acting as broadcasting devices, these books were utilized as instruments of exchange between the architects who authored the books and the readers who constructed their designs. My thesis, Many Mini Model Homes, fits directly within the literary lineage of architectural design methodology and recrafts a relationship between architectural author and reader. As history has clearly expressed, the book has been utilized as a simultaneous pedagogical device of far stretching instruction and as an independent forum for individual design exploration. Operating as representational projects, architectural pattern books begged to be copied so that the designs within them could be realized. Many Mini Model Homes renews this conversation of representational methodology through the production of both a book which contains the designs of fifteen "model" homes and the drawings needed to replicate them in model scale. Hence the title of Many Mini Model Homes.
This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Thesis: S.M. in Architecture Studies, Architectural Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, 2019Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology