Sponge, Table, Pads: Exchange Space

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dc.contributor.advisor Witte, Ron
dc.creator Ou Yang, Chun 2012-09-06T04:14:56Z 2012-09-06T04:15:19Z 2012-09-06T04:14:56Z 2012-09-06T04:15:19Z 2012-05 2012-09-05 May 2012
dc.description.abstract This thesis takes the typical one-to-one relationship between a tower and a lobby and asks what if a three-layer base that produces a higher density and a scale exceeding the physical boundary of a single office tower replaces the lobby. Combing retail, conference facilities and recreation the base at once consolidates the programmatic needs of office workers and thickens the singular exchange of lobby-office-lobby to one of recreation-lobby-retail-office-lobby. Spanning the length of a ten-acre site in London, the base establishes a large horizontal floor plate and introduces big-box retail and an economy privileging lower prices onto a site surrounded by boutiques and mom-and-pop stores. Instead of planar adjacencies, retail and towers overlay in section. Vertical, horizontal and transverse circulations intersect, turn and unite, forming new programmatic possibilities and proliferating the cultural, economic and social life of a tower onto the city.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Urbanism
dc.title Sponge, Table, Pads: Exchange Space
dc.contributor.committeeMember Colman, Scott
dc.contributor.committeeMember Wittenberg, Gordon
dc.contributor.committeeMember Whiting, Sarah 2012-09-06T04:15:20Z
dc.identifier.slug 123456789/ETD-2012-05-125
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text Architecture Architecture Rice University Masters Master of Architecture
dc.identifier.citation Ou Yang, Chun. (2012) "Sponge, Table, Pads: Exchange Space." Masters Thesis, Rice University.

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