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dc.contributor.advisorLee, Mark W. T.
dc.contributor.authorLi, Siying
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-04T03:59:47Z
dc.date.created2022
dc.date.issued2022-04-01
dc.date.submitted2022-05
dc.identifier.citationLi, Siying. 2021. A Pool in the City. Master's thesis, Harvard Graduate School of Design.
dc.identifier.other28963481
dc.identifier.urihttps://nrs.harvard.edu/URN-3:HUL.INSTREPOS:37371293*
dc.description.abstractAmerican municipal pools exist in cities, often surrounded by car-centric spaces such as freeways, parking lots, big-box stores, and industrial sites. They have traditionally employed a typology of “maximum building, minimal boundary.” This typology concentrates the bulk of design and construction in one building (with essential amenities such as changing rooms), whereas the boundary, required by law for safety purposes, is lightly built and often realized in the form of chain wire fencing. Careless boundaries like chain wire fencing not only exposes swimming pools to their industrial, car-centric sites, but it also heightens an image of exclusion that has long plagued American municipal pools. This thesis proposes a typology of “maximum boundary, minimal building” for the American municipal pool. Through a study of materials, lighting, proportions, tectonics, and local construction practices, this new swimming pool seeks to revive the American municipal pool as an active public space by altering the way swimmers relate to their surroundings and the way the public relate to the pool.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectConstruction
dc.subjectMaterial
dc.subjectPhenomenology
dc.subjectSwimming Pool
dc.subjectTectonics
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.titleA Pool in the City
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dash.depositing.authorLi, Siying
dc.date.available2022-04-04T03:59:47Z
thesis.degree.date2021
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Graduate School of Design
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameM Arch
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentDepartment of Architecture
dash.author.emailjb161007@hotmail.com


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