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dc.contributor.advisor Lee, Clover
dc.creator Hofstede, Nicholas Anton
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-03T21:12:57Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-03T21:12:57Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1911/20558
dc.description.abstract '66°N' is the design for a large-scale ecotourism hotel that takes advantage of dynamic and shifting environmental conditions of Greenland to visually and physically register the changes in the fragile arctic environment. Located on the Western coast of Greenland near one of the largest potential sources of direct sea-level rise, the Ilulissat Ice-Fjord, the design explores the intersection of two global trends: the effects of global climate change and the increase in popularity of ecotourism in the arctic. The techniques of building in an extreme and remote environment to provide infrastructure for ecotourist activities result in a permanent structure that is subjected to the continuously shifting site conditions of water and landscape. The relationship between rigid and responsive forms is used as an architectural register to these conditions that change the patterns and use of the hotel over time.
dc.format.extent 50 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Architecture
Recreation
Urban and Regional Planning
dc.title 66°N
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
dc.identifier.citation Hofstede, Nicholas Anton. (2007) "66°N." Masters Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/20558.

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