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dc.contributor.advisor Wamble, Mark
dc.creatorDykstra, Brent Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-14T19:26:16Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-14T19:26:16Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.citation Dykstra, Brent Richard. "Rerailing." (1997) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/71309.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/71309
dc.description.abstract On Chicago's Metropolitan Rail system (Metra), the conventional commuter rail station remains configured much as it did when it served commuter suburbs of the late 19th century. The contemporary commuter station, however, now operates within a diffused suburban landscape. As the suburban fabric has loosened itself from the rail corridor, so have the workplace and workday crept beyond the nine-to-five office routine of the industrial era. This commuter station is therefore reconsidered not only for a loosened suburban landscape, but also for a commuting culture which seeks to optimize time. By means of strategic siting and consideration of the suburban landscape, this station renegotiates the automobile and train and the gap between them. This physical and emporal gap becomes a site for the amenities of work and home. Configuration of the whole captures a density of activity which which expands and contracts in response to the cycles of commuter traffic.
dc.format.extent 38 pp
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
Urban planning
dc.title Rerailing
dc.identifier.digital DykstraB
dc.contributor.committeeMember Parsons, Spencer W.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Pope, Albert
dc.type.genre 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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