Re-creating the context : the design of a community theater
Author(s)Crosley, Mark Lauden
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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Herein lies the design of an imaginary building in a very real neighborhood. The building is, among other things, a theater, café, childcare facility and guest house. The neighborhood is a 100 year old urban residential neighborhood, a comfortably-scaled place that is well-liked by its inhabitants. The rationale for imagining a building into this context is the following: In a residential neighborhood, public and commercial buildings must be clearly seen as such, but ought not be so discontinuous as to disrupt the neighborhood. How, then, can the form of a public building reinforce the total form of the neighborhood, while establishing a clear difference in use? I have developed a method of analyzing an existing place in order to make conscious decisions about reinforcing and transforming the existing context, and applied it to the design of this single building.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--M.I.T., Dept. of Architecture, 1982.MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH.Supervised by Shun Kanda.Includes bibliographical references (p. 104-105).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology