Authors/Contributors

Alejandra Charrabe

Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

facade, brothel, church, Baroque, prostitution, symbolism, attraction, red light district

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

Based on the essay “Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Forms” by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour the terms “decorated shed” and “duck” take on a different meaning when speaking of architecture. These terms specifically described a relationship between the program and the façade of a building. By taking such terms an applying them to an analysis of brothel facades, an interesting relationship can be created between the marketing strategy desired for such brothel and the way in which the façade represents such strategy. I will be analyzing the relationship between public/private, commercial/cultural, container/content through the façades of different brothels around the world.

Additional Information

This thesis received Honorable Mention.

Thesis Advisors: Lawrence Chua with Gregory Corso and Joseph Godlewski

Source

local input

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
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