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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Sears, Caleb O'Connor
URN etd-09082011-172453
Title common place: collective housing in the bluegrass
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Bryon, Hilary Committee Chair
Bassett, James C. Committee Member
Gartner, Howard Scott Committee Member
Keywords
  • landscape
  • context
  • housing
Date of Defense 2011-07-29
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This thesis proposes new housing for migrant farm workers outside of Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The housing complex deals with architecture’s relationship to place and community while providing a dignified dwelling, imparting a sense of permanence and home to a constantly moving population. The complex deals with place through a connection to the regional built and natural context. By externally revealing programmatic relationships through massing and allowing individual housing units to assert themselves within the collective, the complex becomes an interconnected housing cluster that is neither house nor barn. It instead imparts the image of a small village or settlement, the essence of community.
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