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dc.contributor.advisor Balfour, Alan
dc.creatorCarpenter, Mary Heath
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:00:35Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:00:35Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13550
dc.description.abstract This thesis was based on the belief that architecture can comment on social and institutional structures. As a vehicle for this investigation, an event was chosen which informed the making of the architecture. The event was the death of a woman at the hands of off-duty Policemen. The proposed structure makes a mark on Police Headquarters in downtown Houston and provides a space for the community and the police to interact. The project explored architecture as a metaphor of society and this institution specifically, using such words as stable, static, heavy and opaque to define both the image of the institution, and the appearance of the headquarters building. To affect this building, such words as fragmented, light, unstable and warped were used to develop the architecture of the additions. The additions, as aberrations, use the true structure of the building to reveal the inappropriateness of the image of Police Headquarters.
dc.format.extent 81 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.title The aberration of the inappropriate: Inhabiting Police Headquarters, Houston, Texas
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
dc.identifier.citation Carpenter, Mary Heath. "The aberration of the inappropriate: Inhabiting Police Headquarters, Houston, Texas." (1991) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13550.


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