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dc.contributor.advisor Cannady, William T.
dc.creatorMinus, Stephen Keator
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:18:40Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:18:40Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/13589
dc.description.abstract Houston's Fourth Ward has often been the object of redevelopment schemes which call for extensive change. The most recent such plan would save neighborhood houses, but would displace residents. To so easily separate buildings from their occupants requires an architecture concerned primarily with aesthetics. My thesis' premise is the desirability of maintaining the Fourth Ward's current population. Change must occur to stop this community from disintegrating due to poverty, drugs, and neglect. A community center located in and around an abandoned school, well known by residents, would act as a reinvigorated center for the neighborhood. Proposed new buildings mediate between this monumental school and shotgun homes around it. A sloped court connects neighborhood streets to the school's raised floor and serves as common entry to child care, elderly care, and commercial facilities.
dc.format.extent 40 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
Urban planning
Regional planning
dc.title Building on the past: A multi-service center in Houston's Fourth Ward (Texas)
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


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