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dc.contributor.advisor Pope, Albert
dc.contributor.advisor Wittenberg, Gordon
dc.creatorKuehn, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-01T17:04:06Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-01T17:04:06Z
dc.date.created 2017-05
dc.date.issued 2017-04-20
dc.date.submitted May 2017
dc.identifier.citation Kuehn, Daniel. "Common Ground." (2017) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/96039.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/96039
dc.description.abstract Acknowledging the social, political, and cultural implications rooted in the historical relationship between land, architecture, and urbanism, Common Ground expands upon these relationships in order to accommodate the pressing subjects of urban and environmental discourses. Exploring these historical relationships today requires us to rethink the rhetoric of sustainability. The thesis envisions a flexible urban framework situated on Treasure Island, San Francisco that tests the potential of augmenting coastal cities — buttressing their social, cultural, and environmental ecology — against the immediate influences of climate change. Explored is an alternative to cities’ propensity to obfuscate the effects of sea level rise, and to instead develop a speculative urbanism where environment, urbanism, and infrastructure are interdependent and intertwined. The thesis is manifest as a temporary community for first world climate refugees that poses the city as contingent, transitional, and evolving in order to accommodate more robust measures for combating the effects of climate change. >
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
urban design
climate change
dc.title Common Ground
dc.type Thesis
dc.date.updated 2017-08-01T17:04:06Z
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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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