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dc.contributor.advisor Finley, Dawn
dc.creatorBenzon, Courtney
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-05T23:53:24Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-05T23:53:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-05T23:53:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-05T23:53:35Z
dc.date.created 2012-05
dc.date.issued 2012-09-05
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.citation Benzon, Courtney. "Face Down/Ground Up: Activating the Sixth Facade and Amplifying Public Space." (2012) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/64610.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/64610
dc.description.abstract This thesis condenses open public space on an urban site in order to create an animated environment for public use. Maximizing use of an open lot in Sao Paulo, Brazil, an elevated concrete plate layers the site into a covered plaza below with sport and recreation program above. By lifting a programmable ground surface above street level, the project maintains the ground plane as an extension of the urban surroundings. The underside of the elevated plate becomes a horizontal elevation, or sixth façade, which is the new public interface of the project. Essentially a double-sided surface that is formally manipulated, the elevated structure both defines and unifies the two zones, mediating between them while creating different conditions and atmospheres, each with their own potential to invite public activity.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
Public space
Ground plane
Concrete
Outdoor recreation
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Elevated platform
dc.title Face Down/Ground Up: Activating the Sixth Facade and Amplifying Public Space
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.committeeMember Colman, Scott
dc.contributor.committeeMember Wittenberg, Gordon
dc.contributor.committeeMember Whiting, Sarah
dc.date.updated 2012-09-05T23:53:35Z
dc.identifier.slug 123456789/ETD-2012-05-50
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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