Authors/Contributors

Jonathan Danho

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

Fall 2006

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

shopping mall, Rhode Island Mall, reprogramming, repurposing, collective memory, biofuel center

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

"facing contemporary retail trends, the age of the shopping mall is on the verge of obsolescence. An icon of late twentieth century economy and society, the mall holds significant importance to both individual and collective memory. In order to preserve its iconic presence, the type must be fragmented and adapted to a completely different program to avoid total demolition. Doing so will preserve the memory of its presence and experience while introducing a new layer of program and memory in its fabric."

Additional Information

Advisors: Elizabeth Kamell / Michael Carroll

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