Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

Spring 2013

Degree

M.ARCH I

Keywords

Architecture, Cultural Exchange, Farmers, International Market

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

The design of an architecture typology of a coffee cooperative center will be able to increase the efficiency of benefits for these farmers. The center will serve as a place of cultural exchange and mitigation between family farmers, and the world of the international market. It achieves this by being based upon two main design problems: (1) that formally, there is a disjunction between what farmers perceive as desirable architecture for “western” coffee buyers and their own physically successful construction methods, and (2) providing classroom spaces to teach farmers about the business of trading as well as teaching buyers about the coffee. It is through the travel to these countries that responsible design can be generated by directly interacting and witnessing the local culture that the translating architecture is meant for.

Additional Information

Advisors: Timothy Stenson / Francisco Sanin

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