Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1-1-2004

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Department

Architecture

Major

Architecture

Abstract

This thesis explores ways to integrate the infrastructure (structure, skin and services) of a building to achieve infinite flexibility in Space Planning; HVAC systems; Use changes and Expansion. The premise behind this thesis is: Adaptability and sustainability are so related to each other because designing a building to last for more than 70 years has within itself designing with the capacity for the building to adapt to the changing use/technology in its 70 + years life span. The scope of this thesis lies within adaptability and adaptive reuse. The design interests are confined to a new design as opposed to an existing design and the design focuses on education buildings. The final solution integrates the infrastructure of a building to achieve maximum adaptability and incorporates energy efficiency strategies. The intent is to design not only a high performance building but also incorporate ways to create awareness about sustainability and energy conservation to the users of the building.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-20200817-76

Copyright Owner

Premnath Sundharam

Language

en

OCLC Number

56663830

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

136 pages

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