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dc.contributor.advisor Finley, Dawn
dc.creatorWilliams, Katherine
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:40:19Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:40:19Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/17744
dc.description.abstract A need in Houston exists---to encourage thickening of existing older neighborhoods. This thickness, the haphazard nature of events and performances found in everyday living, is fostered by building types that define our experiences within the city and build relations to one another. These qualities exist in discreet forms, sometimes dormant and out of focus, yet create openings for invention. Sites and cultures about Washington Avenue, found through close readings of site, contain latent potentials. However, with an influx of new townhomes and gated communities in the area failing to consider present conditions, these sites and cultures will soon disappear. This thesis projects that the architect's responsibility is to act through a light touch in unearthing the forces shaping latent sites and communicating unrealized potentials throughout the community. Deployed site vignettes become a tactical, bottom up overture---a poster campaign.
dc.format.extent 97 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
Urban planning
Regional planning
dc.title Action potentials: Building an urban landscape through discreet moments
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 Williams, Katherine. "Action potentials: Building an urban landscape through discreet moments." (2004) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/17744.


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