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dc.contributor.advisorAna Miljački.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Kevin M., M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.coverage.spatiala-th---en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-02T14:51:48Z
dc.date.available2010-09-02T14:51:48Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/58172
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2010.en_US
dc.description"February 2010." Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 67-68).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis addresses the issue of ghost buildings in Bangkok, Thailand - buildings left unfinished since the financial crisis of 1997. Predicated by massive foreign investment, profligate lending and speculative construction, the crash left over five hundred 'interrupted' projects - buildings upwards of fifty storeys - standing as unwelcome monuments to global capital run amok. This project proposes reclamation strategies that would enable 'small agents' to inhabit and revive the abandoned structures. The design intends to echo both the populist, nativist movement that has taken root in post-crash Thailand, as well as the myriad informal systems that allow the overtaxed city of Bangkok to function vibrantly.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Kevin M. Moore.en_US
dc.format.extent103 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.titleAfter the crash : reclaiming Bangkok's city of ghostsen_US
dc.title.alternativeReclaiming Bangkok's city of ghostsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Arch.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
dc.identifier.oclc630603996en_US


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