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Document Type

Open Access

Degree Program

Architecture

Degree Type

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)

Year Degree Awarded

2013

Month Degree Awarded

May

Keywords

Architecture, People, Water

Abstract

Water is the most vital resource on Earth. We are facing a global water crisis and the time has come to investigate how we can cope with this issue at a local basis. We live in a culture that is facing economic recessions and is striving for a developmental change. In the advancement of our technological age we are looking for new innovative means of development. Our existing infrastructural conditions cannot handle the sort of social shift we are striving for. We have to become sustainable but the most important is the allocation of water. The issue I am addressing is a social reconnection. This reconnection is not specifically a human relationship but a fundamental collaboration with people, water, and architecture.

As an investigative solution, I will be developing an architecture that responds to the issue of water and social remediation. It is important to consider this investigation as a potential catalyst to show how we can cope with our needs for advancement and appropriate usage of water. To connect people, water, and architecture I will be designing a small brewery which purifies its own water and uses water to produce hydroelectricity. The architectural concept is of hydrodynamic movement. The notion is to perform a design in which water plays the main designing role. In a sense I will be designing the allocation of water as part of the architecture. I believe water as a social connector can be a catalyst for a more symbiotic relation between a human and natural life. My intention is to present a new architectural system that is based on the premise of hydrologic conditions.

The architecture will be an involving and engaging social event. Visitors will be submerged in the architectural conditions of aquatic mechanics. The architecture facilitates an experience for a new social position in the way water is allocated. This is a place where people can converse, consume beer, and enjoy a fascinating architectural experience. A general expectation is to create an architecture that is well designed and fitted appropriately to conception of hydrologics.

First Advisor

Kathleen R. Lugosch

Second Advisor

Stephen D. Schreiber

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