Recovering Life in Architecture
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This thesis, Recover(ing)life within architecture, will focus on the question, “How can the design of a rehabilitation center assist in the care that each patient experiences and requires individually in the recovery process?” The typology for this thesis will be a restoration project in addition to taking a community in account and providing help through a rehabilitation center with a site located on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. The guiding idea behind this investigation is, “what can a restorative attitude towards a community and a person do in a positive and effective way.” The justification behind this project is, “People who acquire the disease of addiction need a positive and nurturing environment in order for them to thrive in the lifelong process of recovery.” The theoretical premise, unifying idea, and problem statement will be researched through the course of this these project.
Design Thesis (M.Arch.)--North Dakota State University, 2013.