Torre David: Caracas' Vertical Intervention
Savannah, Georgia : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Includes bibliographical references (page 157).
With the need of growth in dense urban cities, it is a must to rethink and reinvent a skyscraper typology to address potential relationships with the urban fabric to the prevailing street life and culture. This thesis strives away from treating architecture as an object to treating it as an urban and social catalyst. Dense city centers have participated in the increase of urban issues and given way to a lack of public amenities. This fragments the city and strays away from creating common grounds on a social and cultural sense, creating large dissimilarities within society. This thesis promotes public use and community within the city, as an expression of local culture rather than the politics of the urban context.
Keywords: Torre David, abandoned skyscrapers, future of skyscrapers, green architecture, sustainability, Caracas, Venezuela, politics and architecture, social integration
CHAIR: Reno, Judith
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