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dc.contributor.advisor Wittenberg, Gordon
dc.creatorHieb, Sara
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-05T23:49:24Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-05T23:49:48Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-05T23:49:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-05T23:49:48Z
dc.date.created 2012-05
dc.date.issued 2012-09-05
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.citation Hieb, Sara. "Rural Datascapes: A Data Farm Network for Rural North Dakota." (2012) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/64605.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/64605
dc.description.abstract This thesis attempts to render architectural agency and aesthetics within the typological discussion of the data center in the rural American landscape. The disciplinary question of the role of architecture and aesthetics in data center design is related to earlier examples of factories and warehouses during modernity. The data center alters the traditional representative role of architecture; they are massive, horizontal buildings that are only conceivable from an aerial perspective, driven by logistics and efficiency. This thesis engages these issues by focusing on the point at which the architectural and programmatic problems of the data center converge, the building form and envelope. This thesis engages the building envelope as an expanded surface that considers not only logistical and environmental issues, but also engages the social and political architectural questions related to the identity of the data center in the rural landscape.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectData center
North Dakota
Architecture
Aesthetics
Blind box
Landscape
Rural
dc.title Rural Datascapes: A Data Farm Network for Rural North Dakota
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hight, Christopher
dc.contributor.committeeMember Whiting, Sarah
dc.contributor.committeeMember Colman, Scott
dc.date.updated 2012-09-05T23:49:48Z
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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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