Communications Project

Document Type:Master's Thesis
Name:Ryan J. Mingo
Committee Chair: William Brown
Committee Members:Ellen Braaten
Heinrich Schnoedt
Keywords:Borne Market, Born Market, Urban Artifact, Barcelona Public Market, Urban Revitalization, Public Market, Mercat del Born, Mercado del Borne, Ryan Mingo
Date of defense:December 12, 1997
Availability:Release the entire work for Virginia Tech access only.
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Architecture in today's urban environments exists through, and must respond to, the interaction of contemporary constructs occurring within the context of the urban fabric of the established city. The opportunity residing between these concurrent systems of past and present offers the flexibility of countless modes of response to the ever-changing city Concerns of today"s architectural possibilities to the protection of the past, while enabling the evolution of the urban setting afford the designers of our cities a diversity of options in response to the needs and desires of modern society. Context is of primary concern, and must be addressed not only as the physical characteristics of the "site", but also as its material, historical and cultural composition.

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