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dc.contributor.advisor Guthrie, David
dc.creatorRichter, Maya Ling
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:09:58Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:09:58Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/17821
dc.description.abstract The habitation of place generally fosters a deep connection with the natural and climatic conditions of that place, as well as an understanding of how to interact with it. Yet our technological advances and cultural patterns have brought us to a time where that connection has been lost. The perceived inhospitableness of Houston's heat and humidity has shaped a consciousness where our expectations of comfort (and therefore our methods of manipulation) are wholly unrelated to the intrinsic nature of our place. This thesis investigation aims to further our understanding of thermal comfort in Houston and to propose appropriate architectural comfort control techniques, through symbiotic building components and design strategies.
dc.format.extent 50 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.title The comfort consciousness
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 Richter, Maya Ling. "The comfort consciousness." (2005) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/17821.


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