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dc.contributor.advisor Lee, Clover
dc.creatorNewell, Cathlyn L.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:48:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:48:25Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17902
dc.description.abstract Site Amplification takes the role of site to the extreme by using design as a way to amplify the shifting conditions of a place. Such an approach aims to celebrate and harness these shifting intensities into a productive entanglement of site and design therefore removing the possibility of considering site as a given context. This method treats site as an active input into a sensitive system that anticipates and registers the momentary energies of the site. The project that emerges is an assembly system that registers and amplifies the role of the varying conditions from calm to extreme of a site. This particular instance is a test of a coastal situation that encounters drastic changes in water levels and wave intensities due to weather situations both geographically near and far from the site. The entire assembly produces different visual and spatial affects as well as harnesses and redirects the energies. This renders times of storms or seemingly disastrous situations, quite advantageous in the production of energy, as well as, a constantly changing visual and spatial registrations of the natural phenomenon engrained into the site. It is therefore a challenge to our notion of site and an amplification of its potentials.
dc.format.extent 41 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.title Site amplification
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 Newell, Cathlyn L.. "Site amplification." (2006) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17902.


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