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dc.contributor.advisorThomas Chastain.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBoehm, William Hollisteren_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-20T15:41:31Z
dc.date.available2011-06-20T15:41:31Z
dc.date.copyright1990en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/64503
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1990.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 83).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents an exploration on the theme of order and chaos, as a formal and social phenomenon, particularly as it relates to housing. The work stems from an attraction to the messy vitality we find in certain environments (such as back alleys), and searches for an understanding of the relationship that exists between the chaos and the underlying order. Chaos is defined and defended, as a crucial component of our lives in social and urbanistic terms. A parallel interest is revealed in a review of particular 20th century art. Modern housing approaches are critiqued in terms of an order/chaos relationship, and compared to non-western and vernacular precedents. A historic mill site is analyzed, considered for its transformational qualities and housing potential. Formal explorations and a design proposal address issues of housing for transformation in the existing mill buildings and in a new support structure. A design methodology, appropriate to the topic, models and records transformation based on individual's interventions.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby William Hollister Boehm.en_US
dc.format.extent83 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.titleOrder and chaos : articulating support, housing transformationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Arch.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23346875en_US


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