Defining place : giving form to crossings in a small town waterfront community
Author(s)Coo, Melanie B. (Melanie Beth), 1970-
Giving form to crossings in a small town waterfront community
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How do you define a place? This thesis has been an exploration in giving form to the many forces which come together and give a place a particular character. It is about providing an alternative to the usual public place markers of civic monuments such as town halls and churches, and instead allowing the architectural form to grow out of the existing forces These forces are in constant interaction with each other and the world around them: public and private, water and land, new and old , interior and exterior, movement, light and use. I have set out to develop those zones shared by these things crossing over one another, focusing primarily on the building edges where public and private intersect.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1998.Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-74).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology