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dc.contributor.advisorImre Halasz.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOlguin, Rafael Gen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialn-mx---en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-07T18:45:13Z
dc.date.available2008-11-07T18:45:13Z
dc.date.copyright1982en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/42958
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1982.en_US
dc.descriptionMICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH.en_US
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 69-71.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn Mexico today there is an accelerated migration of skilled organized labor from urban centers to rural settlements. This is primarily due to the increased exploitation of natural resources in rural regions and the establishment of new highway networks required to transport the goods. This thesis deals with the growth problems of the settlements resulting from the additional population and new functional demands. The major thrust of this work concentrates on a feasible proposal for a dwelling type that accommodates the new expansion and insures the architectural character of the existing village is preserved. The design decisions are based on information obtained through my on-site research and documentation of the physical form of a specific village, Ixpantepec Nieves, Oaxaca, Mexico. Constancy and change elements of the physical environment were major concerns in providing the design alternative. How can a place adapt to changing needs of public and private life and still retain its identity? My investigation of this question resulted in the ensuing alternative, having generic potential as it interprets the character of the settlement, brings about meaningful change and relates to local values. After studying the context of an existing village, projected physical growth assumptions were applied and architectural design principles were implemented to produce a design integrating the theme and variation of the repetitive rectangular building form found throughout the settlement allowing for individual identity and conservation of the "spirit of the place."en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Rafael G. Olguin.en_US
dc.format.extent72 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.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
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHousing, Rural Mexico Oaxacaen_US
dc.subject.lcshRural-urban migration Mexicoen_US
dc.titleGrowth and transformation of a Mexican Village : Ixpantepec Nieves, Oaxacaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM. Arch.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc09032828en_US


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