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dc.contributor.advisor Wittenberg, Gordon
dc.creatorKuchta, Michael John
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:01:33Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:01:33Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13857
dc.description.abstract During the early 20th century, American architects pioneered new building forms to meet the demands of a rapidly expanding industrial economy. Many factories used natural light in innovative ways to illuminate work spaces. In the 1940s, however, the large scale introduction of air conditioning and fluorescent lighting, combined with wartime production demands on America's factories, reduced the usefulness of natural light in architectural design. An exploration of architectural daylighting finds new relevance for natural light in the architectural needs of a post-industrial society. A photographic survey of daylit buildings conveys a sense of the evocative qualities of light in space. A building design posits the importance of the sky as the "fifth side" of a building site, and employs daylighting to frame the sky and horizon on an otherwise banal plot of land in suburban Houston.
dc.format.extent 74 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.title Daylighting in American industrial architecture: Three investigations
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 Kuchta, Michael John. "Daylighting in American industrial architecture: Three investigations." (1994) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13857.


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