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dc.contributor.advisorWang, Bing
dc.contributor.authorTang, Jialei
dc.date.accessioned2023-05-18T04:10:19Z
dc.date.created2023
dc.date.issued2023-05-17
dc.date.submitted2023-05
dc.identifier.citationTang, Jialei. 2023. Inter-Infra: On Data centers and Infrastructure. Master's thesis, Harvard Graduate School of Design.
dc.identifier.other30521587
dc.identifier.urihttps://nrs.harvard.edu/URN-3:HUL.INSTREPOS:37375217*
dc.description.abstractData centers stand as material structures of the digital world. Given the permeance and expanding necessity of digitalization, this thesis examines the notions of data centers as infrastructure and the contemplations required for such a definition. Despite being an emerging building typology, data centers are predominantly classified by their computing capacity, utility supply and business model. This project investigates data centers geospatially and the environmental and social complications of their presence. It analyzes five sites—(1) Mesa, Arizona, (2) The Dalles, Oregon, (3) Chantilly, Virginia, (4) Secaucus, New Jersey, and (5) New York, New York—based on site characteristics of environment, energy, land use, density, and economy. The endeavor (1) elaborates why data centers are infrastructure and the considerations required for such a paradigm and (2) posits design strategies that reimagine data centers as multifunctional infrastructure that serves beyond the cyber edifice and their futures post-decommission.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.subjectInfrastructure
dc.subjectInternet
dc.subjectLandscape Architecture
dc.subjectSustainability
dc.subjectUrban Design
dc.subjectUrban planning
dc.subjectDesign
dc.subjectInformation technology
dc.titleInter-Infra: On Data centers and Infrastructure
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dash.depositing.authorTang, Jialei
dc.date.available2023-05-18T04:10:19Z
thesis.degree.date2023
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Graduate School of Design
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMUP
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentDepartment of Urban Planning and Design
dash.author.emailtangj910@gmail.com


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