Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6705

Date

2021

Date of Award

5-17-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Major

Architecture

Concentration

Architecture

Committee Chair

Jennifer Leigh Thompson

Committee Member

Brian Delford Andrews

Committee Member

Andrew Guthrie

Abstract

This thesis engages a discussion of authenticity and its relationship to architecture, and utilizes the design process to understand the result of employing authenticity as a conceptual approach. The city of study is Memphis, Tennessee. To establish solid grounding, the project utilizes an abandoned building and examines its historical record to understand the site context and history. This project’s typology (primarily housing) aims to promote an active zone, known as a “micro-neighborhood,” for the public to engage socially to reinforce collective gathering and community ownership. This is accomplished through an adaptive urban renewal process that includes economic, environmental, and social redevelopment in an effort to foster community growth.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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