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dc.contributor.advisor Pope, Albert
dc.creatorCurrimjee, Salim Carrim
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:09:24Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:09:24Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.citation Currimjee, Salim Carrim. "Urban reality; informing the project: An Environmental Center in the Houston Ship Channel." (1991) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13559.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13559
dc.description.abstract In the introduction to his research on "The Contemporary City" Rem Koolhaas observes, "the unavoidable fragmentation of the existing city, has led to a displacement of the centre of gravity of urban dynamics from the city centre to the urban periphery."$\sp1$ City peripheries now display common characteristics: an apparently erratic juxtaposition of seemingly incompatible building functions and types. Here the unknown can be rethought; there is no model. Opportunities for experimentation present themselves in fields of tension between empty spaces and isolated bodies which are not subordinate to any anachronistic concept of order, but accept separateness and divergence.$\sp2$ The forces which shape the city of our times should be reinterpreted as the forces which generate the content and expression in our architecture. The objective is not to camouflage the unresolved situation; but to deal with the City as it is.
dc.format.extent 73 pp
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
Urban planning
Regional planning
dc.title Urban reality; informing the project: An Environmental Center in the Houston Ship Channel
dc.type Thesis
dc.digitization.specifications Thesis was rescanned at 24-bit color in 2020. PDF has been OCR’d and made accessible.
dc.identifier.digital RICE2940
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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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