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dc.contributor.advisor Oliver, Douglas
dc.creatorGenaze, Matthew R.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-25T02:06:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-25T02:06:11Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Genaze, Matthew R.. "Towards a hydraulic society: An architecture of resource perception." (2010) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/62091.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/62091
dc.description.abstract The earth has a finite supply of fresh water operating within a specific natural cycle. Due to population increases, massive industrialization of developing nations, and a culture of water consumption based on endlessness, the world is facing a massive crisis of freshwater shortage. Past and present solutions to local crisis have focused on supply management, when the real solution is demand management. Demand is founded on societal habits, cultural practices, and an individually based perception of water's value. The built environment mirrors this perception, where architecture as a cultural construct becomes an access terminal for various resource infrastructures. This thesis proposes an architecture that renders visible the cyclic specificity and finitude of water by proposing a new typology of public building that experientially transforms the inherited habits of citizens towards a balanced perception of water.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectWater resource management
Architecture
Urban planning
Regional planning
Sociology
Arts
dc.title Towards a hydraulic society: An architecture of resource perception
dc.type 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


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