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dc.contributor.advisor Schaum, Troy
dc.creatorSalman, Abe Walid
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-17T18:30:36Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-17T18:30:36Z
dc.date.created 2018-12
dc.date.issued 2019-04-15
dc.date.submitted December 2018
dc.identifier.citation Salman, Abe Walid. "Face Value." (2019) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/105929.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/105929
dc.description.abstract Society must be dealt with today by the architect’s capacity to synthesize its ontology and bind its various co-inhabitants. The concept of society is no more a unitary whole defined by a singular motive but instead a plethora of different motives. This notion is delineated in various sociological facets involved with the theories of social atomism. In one case specifically, philosopher Peter Sloterdijk has inquired, “If the phrase ‘Every man is an island’ has become virtually true for most of the population in the modern metropolis, how can we still think of ‘society’ as a concept?”. These provocations, and similar others, pose questions as to how we as architects are to resolve the evolution of society. This undoubtedly leads to the significance of the role of the architectural envelope; It is architecture’s most communicative element. Be it social, political, technological, aesthetics, environmental, etc., the envelope is the materialization of all or some of these concepts and has the potential to communicate them. “Face Value” will use the envelope as a methodology to exploit today’s atomized society.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectFacade
Architecture Envelope
Methodology
dc.title Face Value
dc.contributor.committeeMember Finley, Dawn
dc.date.updated 2019-05-17T18:30:36Z
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
thesis.degree.major Architecture & Building Science


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