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dc.contributor.advisor Pope, Albert
dc.creatorBremer, Tracy Catherine
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-03T22:49:16Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-03T22:49:16Z
dc.date.created 2011-05
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Bremer, Tracy Catherine. "Aggressive Buffer." (2011) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/64392.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/64392
dc.description.abstract This thesis exploits the latent opportunities that are found in buffer zones. While typical buffers are static, passive entities, this thesis treats the buffer as a territory that is able to act aggressively. The buffers' current function is to separate incompatible but adjacent zones of the city; however, as cities evolve over time, the buffer can become a catalyst, acting as an agent of transformation. In Baytown, Texas, industry is effectively the nucleus of the city, serving as its black heart. However, the green buffer that surrounds this black heart suggests a possible future for Baytown in which the buffer expands not into the city as it has done historically, but rather into the former industrial zone, opening up a new realm of possibility. The result is a new type of urbanism in which a city is defined not by a dense core, but rather by a productive green heart that ties together the disparate urban enclaves that once served the city's industrial core.
dc.format.extent 74 pp
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
Urban planning
dc.title Aggressive Buffer
dc.identifier.digital BremerT
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


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