Transformation of closed form : design projection to "inhabit" cylindrical grain containers
Author(s)Krynytzky, Daniel S
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Maurice K. Smith.
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This thesis proposes the direct building of physical-spatial continuities with a generous range of sizes, from site size down to human size, producing an environment of multi-optional use. The work is partially reaction to certain modem tendencies in architecture that reduce the built landscape to closed, object-like, discrete physical elements. The disparity in the range of sizes from large to small intensifies the discontinuity in contemporary, mid-to-high density urban environments. The design exploration entails the transformation of an abandoned series of packed cylindrical grain containers to a structure habitable as a mid-rise (10-12 stories) three dimensional built landscape. References describe select problems and examples of: the circle as a geometric construct and some of its intrinsic behaviors the circle-cylinder in architecture built landscape transformations.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1989.Includes bibliographical references (p. 93-97).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology