CREATING HEALTHY BUILDINGS
The aim of this thesis is to gain an understanding of how a building, regardless of its location, can stop and even begin to reverse trends in building that contribute to the devastation of natural cycles that give life to the earth. The design project associated with this thesis is purposefully placed at a site that poses great difficulty to creating what will be defined as a "healthy building:" Times Square, New York. Additionally, the program of the design project will be a facility dedicated to human health. With a large program and small site the design will inevitably be a "skyscraper." The project must reconcile the issues involved in designing a skyscraper, the issues involved in designing in New York and Times Square and the building must respond to the harmful ecological trends that buildings have caused since the beginning of the industrial revolution.
School:University of Cincinnati
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:sustainable architecture health and building skyscraper design new york times square
Date of Publication:01/01/2004