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Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)
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This thesis begins by investigating the evolution of traditional Chinese markets to Chinese supermarkets in North America. By charting the trends of these structures in shop floor layouts and site approaches, a hybridized architecture is uncovered. Then, through the design of a contemporary Chinese supermarket in Philadelphia, PA, the thesis demonstrates how values of identity and cultural awareness can be brought into dialogue with architectural trends.
Lin, Ruoxin, "The Evolution of Chinese Supermarkets in North America: An Alternative Approach to Chinese Supermarket Design" (2023). Masters Theses. 1299.