Building an urban image
Author(s)Russin, Andrew J
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
William Hubbard Jr.
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This design project explores the principles of "urban legibility" and "shared space". The readability, or imageability (in Kevin Lynch's term) of a city results from the recognition of larger urban patterns, organizations, and elements. One such pattern, the "city edge", is identified and explored through the design. A "shared space" is one which can be experienced (to some degree) from both inside and outside of the enclosure of a building. The site is on the Boston waterfront. The program is a 70 room hotel with commercial space on ground level.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1992.Includes bibliographical references (p. 69).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology