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RESTORING LIFE: THE ADAPTIVE REUSE OF A SANATORIUM

by KUCIK, LISA M

Abstract (Summary)
Certain building types are often stigmatized because of the negative perceptions society attaches to the organizations they house. In some cases, the apprehension is the result of rumors or misconceptions about the goals, purposes, and practices of the people and organizations they housed. They are often overlooked for adaptive reuse projects because developers believe the tarnished images are irreparable and that the buildings will never be viable or profitable ventures. By converting an abandoned, supposedly haunted, tuberculosis sanatorium into a resort hotel and spa, the project seeks to explore both the surprising parallels and the sharp contrasts that can exist between the past and present. This thesis aims to prove that the ability to transform the images of these buildings lies in the ability to successfully capture and invigorate the spirit of the past in the development of the new.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:adaptive reuse sanatorium resort hotel spa

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Date of Publication:01/01/2004

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