Domestic surface : a framework for advancement
Author(s)Hart, Jason Wilbur, 1977-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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The residential building sector currently makes up one-half of the total U.S. building industry; yet less than five percent of residential construction involves architectural services. This irrelevancy has only further distanced the already unfamiliar role of American architects from their clientele. Domestic spaces in production homes are defined by continuous generic surfaces. This thesis recognizes the latent architectural opportunities that current domestic surfaces provide. The thesis aims to establish a framework of design methods and building strategies for creatively engaging common domestic surfaces. Using laminate as a case study, the project advocates that such methods and strategies may be implemented to advance the seen value of architectural design in the American home. The framework supports sustaining these methods by weaving material working processes with industry trades and manufacturers. The thesis should be viewed as a generative seed in which future research and innovation may be continued with a similar focus.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (p. 68-69).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology