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dc.contributor.advisor Wittenberg, Gordon
dc.creatorMarks, David Emerson
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:44:30Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:44:30Z
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13761
dc.description.abstract Modernism has radically endangered the nature of mankind's relation to the planet upon which we depend for survival, and humanity now has the ability to destroy our environment. Modern culture is unsustainable, and to avoid disaster new patterns of existence must evolve. Architecture must be a part of this change. Many forms of architecture for a sustainable society have been posited. Some for a mass society of central control, others for a society returned to the agricultural village, and some for a society of self sufficient individuals. These fail because they are utopian. Sustainable architecture for America must address the reality of the suburbs. In order to reduce waste of land and energy, a denser fabric is needed. But this fabric must offer the amenities of the suburbs, therefore I propose a melding of the traditional row house and the suburban house types.
dc.format.extent 44 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
Urban planning
Regional planning
dc.title Architecture for a sustainable society
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 Marks, David Emerson. "Architecture for a sustainable society." (1993) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13761.


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