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dc.contributor.advisor Todd, Anderson
dc.creatorSchick, Susan Paula
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:25:50Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:25:50Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13594
dc.description.abstract Houston is a non-traditional city. It is a unique combination of the artificial and the natural, and to a large degree, very temporary. Buildings in this city last as long as the economy can support them, as evidenced by the great scraping-away of many historic structures downtown during the 60s and 70s. Skyscrapers rest on artificial concrete bedrock floating in the sandy Houston soil. The urban fabric is neither dense nor wide open. Layers and networks--some visible, some invisible--structure the city. Within this temporary environment exist permanent enclaves, in the form of built developments like River Oaks and West University Place, and rituals like International Festival and Rodeo. Another such enclave has been proposed, involving the transformation of the temporarily-occupied Astrodomain into a new, permanent community. This unique, new community sustains itself: short-lived celebrations bring life to it, and residences and work-places allow the activity to remain.
dc.format.extent 89 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
Urban planning
Regional planning
dc.title Making the temporary permanent: A world's fair for Houston (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
dc.identifier.citation Schick, Susan Paula. "Making the temporary permanent: A world's fair for Houston (Texas)." (1992) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13594.


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