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dc.contributor.advisorNader Tehrani.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTang, Hung Faien_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-17T19:45:18Z
dc.date.available2013-06-17T19:45:18Z
dc.date.copyright2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/79177
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2013.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis. Pages 113 and 114 blank.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 112).en_US
dc.description.abstractNowadays, being thermal comfort is no longer a challenging problem for modern living. With the aids of the modern environmental control technologies, a fast, convenient and effective thermal comfort experience can be easily obtained with less effort than ever before. And due to the technologies' capabilities, this comfort experience can be universally adopted anywhere regardless of the physical location and climate condition. However, this widely adopted comfort experience has been proved to be problematic due to its nature of producing comfort. The highly technological dependent and the energy reliance approach are not suitable for a sustainable development. Therefore, the goal of the thesis is to challenge this modern comfort experience and argue there exists "another comfort paradigm" in which a new kind of atmospheric experience is obtained by architectural intervention. And, the thesis proposes Atmospheric Apparatus as a new architectural typology to generate alternative thermal experiences for new comfort paradigm. In order to define the "another comfort paradigm," the thesis examines the current modern comfort phenomenon on its production, impacts and experience. Then, the thesis studies the scientific knowledges of thermal comfort and the thermodynamic relationship between human body and the atmosphere. Lastly, there are architectural proposal of the Atmospheric Apparatus for "another comfort paradigm."en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Hung Fai Tang.en_US
dc.format.extent114 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.titleAtmospheric Apparatus : the production of another comfort paradigmen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Arch.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc844343659en_US


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