Authors/Contributors

Emily Buttrick

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

Fall 2000

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

puppets, puppet theater, flexibility, sustainability, community

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture | Environmental Design

Description/Abstract

'The revitalization of an urban community can begin with a public building and can incorporate sustainable design. Sustainable architecture is not only ecologically sound but programmatically flexible and utilizes the resources of the neighborhood. Sustainable design can therefore incorporate ideas of future use of a building. It can also be used in a way to inspire the people using the building so that their own lives become subsistent.

"This thesis contends that through the analysis of the sustainability of puppets, the construction of a community theater building can be fashioned. A puppet's flexibility, layers, scale, structure, and joints make it a sustainable object..."

Additional Information

Advisors: Brown / Foss / Markov