Authors/Contributors

Adriana Concepcion

Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2012

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

Puerto Rico, Prison, Hacienda, confinement

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

"Understanding the similarities between constrained environments in colonial Puerto Rican Haciendas and the typological needs of prison architecture, the exploration of both confinement systems and programs can lead to the re-activation of a typological puertorican plantation. Consequentially a shift from prison's historical identity, from panopticon's main purpose of controlling the masses to a de-centralization of surveillance through the provision of personalized spaces within confined environments can re-structure constrained architecture to produce liberated, flexible spaces, without sacrificing security."

Additional Information

Advisors: Timothy Stenson / Vassilena Vassilev

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