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dc.contributor.advisor Colopy, Andrew
dc.contributor.advisor Wittenberg, Gordon
dc.creatorKoesters, Haley Ana
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-17T13:52:10Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-17T13:52:10Z
dc.date.created 2018-05
dc.date.issued 2018-04-19
dc.date.submitted May 2018
dc.identifier.citation Koesters, Haley Ana. "[ Space Available ] reinventing the suburban strip mall." (2018) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/105640.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/105640
dc.description.abstract The thesis investigates the urban periphery as it relates to ideas of architectural significance, legibility, and identity. It is focused on reimagining the traditional strip mall typology through considering its formal language, program, and relationship to the surrounding context. Throughout the country strip malls are commonly underused and falling into states of foreclosure and vacancy as a response to online competition. The strip mall is now transforming from convenience driven retail to quality based services. In conjunction, the role of the individually owned vehicle is diminishing, allowing for previously zoned parking to be reclaimed for the pedestrian. The existing strip malls are still economically and functionally viable, but a new configuration of the current components is needed to revitalize and extend their use. The boundless edge of the strip mall can evolve to produce more intimate spaces of connectivity and gathering, improving the general experience of this generic condition.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectStrip Mall
Architecture
Suburban
Generic
Quality
Services
Identity
Urban Periphery
dc.title [ Space Available ] reinventing the suburban strip mall
dc.date.updated 2019-05-17T13:52:10Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture


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