Architectural implications of mobile privatization : re-establishing place in mediated environments

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dc.contributor.advisor Klinger, Kevin R. en_US Reiter, Christopher Oak en_US 2011-06-03T19:41:40Z 2011-06-03T19:41:40Z 2008 en_US 2008
dc.identifier LD2489.Z73 2008 .R45 en_US
dc.description.abstract As our way of life becomes more mobile and dependant on our mobile technologies, many of our everyday experiences become electronically mediated. Concepts such as `home' and activities like shopping change as they are separated from their physical geographic locations, and the sprawling architecture of the cultural landscape strengthens this mutation of sense of place.The first part of this thesis explores the technologies and social conditions that have led to the nascence of mediated environments (i.e. the rise of the automobile and the Internet). The second part contains a case study that describes an acute example of this technologically-borne placelessness: recreational vehicle enthusiasts that travel the highways and camp in parking lots of `big box' stores, searching for the `American dream'. The final part of the thesis describes an architectural design project created to reconnect these people to each other and to the communities they wander through.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent v, 67 leaves : ill. (some col.), col. maps, col. plans ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Recreational vehicle living. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Recreational vehicle camping. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cities and towns -- Growth. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Place (Philosophy) in architecture. en_US
dc.title Architectural implications of mobile privatization : re-establishing place in mediated environments en_US
dc.description.notes "February 2003." Thesis (M. Arch.)
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