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dc.contributor.advisor Lerup, Lars
dc.creatorTraeger, Stephen E.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-14T19:26:17Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-14T19:26:17Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.citation Traeger, Stephen E.. "Boxing domesticity." (1997) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/71321.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/71321
dc.description.abstract As society evolves so should its housing. Today's family is diversified, mobile and subject to change, while the typical detached single family suburban house remains the same. Bound by economic constraints, mortgage/ insurance practices, tradition, and history, the suburban house has been resistant to change. It was designed with a particular type of consumer in mind and therefore has a particularly familial grain to it. It seems to work marginally well for most families who meet the specified two parents, 2.5 kids, and a dog consumer profile but breaks down for that family which does not. It therefore becomes necessary to repackage the house and offer an alternative - yet another new model. Something that functions more like a garage or loft while hinting at a new domesticity. The garage marks the beginning of the investigation. The house and garage once separated for various reasons, have migrated and merged. Since the latest mutation, the garage has been contained within the house. The project reverses this relation by locating the house within the garage. The contained becomes the container, the recessive becomes the dominant.
dc.format.extent 110 pp
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.title Boxing domesticity
dc.identifier.digital TraegerS
dc.contributor.committeeMember Pope, Albert
dc.contributor.committeeMember El-Dahdah, Fares
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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