Date of Award
Master of Architecture
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.
Sundharam, Premnath, "Infrastructure & building adaptability" (2004). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 20283.