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CONTROL OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT IN THE INFORMATION AGE

by SEKAVEC, DANIEL JAMES

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Users don't have adequate control of the built environment. Control is needed for the creation of meaningful places. The problem is amplified in this information age because of the increasing amount of control afforded to people by information technologies. In order to continue to create meaningful places, architects must give increasing control of the built environment to the users of spaces. This thesis tests ways of transferring control to users in a dormitory on the main campus of the University of Cincinnati. The transience of the incoming students makes a suitable group for the study of control of the built environment. Creation of a meaningful place is accomplished through methods described in Relph's Place and Placelessness, with a focus on: student determined levels of privacy and publicity at different scales - room, floor, building, site; and living units that can accommodate a wide range of wall and furniture arrangements.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:control dormitory place

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Date of Publication:01/01/2007

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