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dc.contributor.advisor Jimenez, Carlos
dc.creatorReese, Gage Patton
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:00:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:00:41Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17723
dc.description.abstract Material Standard is an investigation into dimensional and material construction standards by developing an intimate understanding of the standard 4&feet; x 8&feet; dimension of a single engineered material, gypsum wallboard. The thesis seeks to uncover relationships between the specific performative criteria of an engineered material and the spatial capabilities implicit in its dimensional characteristics as a modular unit of construction. Endless possibilities exist within the physical manifestation, or manipulation, of those relationships through the exploration/exploitation of standard materials, their production processes, material composition, and installation techniques. The thesis has evolved through the development of a series of material exercises. These exercises have consisted of small scale 'sample' material studies as well as 'prototype' full-scale manipulations of gypsum wallboard. Each experimental material study has sought to uncover, reveal and define possible formal logics of order inherent within this seemingly reserved, concealed, ubiquitous, standard material.
dc.format.extent 112 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.title Material standard
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 Reese, Gage Patton. "Material standard." (2004) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17723.


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