Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

12-2006

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

Third world, technology, global equality

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

The world in which we live is evolving at exponentially increasing speeds[...] The constant upgrades are considered to be arduous in the U.S. but it can be overwhelming for a Third World country who has only been introduced to the advances secondhand...This striving for global equality, uniformity, and at times, excessive luxury, has led to ignorance and neglect of regional character and authenticity. Understanding this, I found the need to create an architecture that embraces local heritages as well as global progress. This duality will be expressed through the language of the architecture by studying both equatorial African building techniques and contemporary building technologies of the West.

Additional Information

Advised by Randall Korman

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