Sustainability of Time
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The Government is building a storage facility at Yucca Mountain in the Nevada desert, which is where the dormitory complex would need to be as well. This is as structure that will have a program and life span of at least 1000 years. The structure needs to last 1000 years because it takes less money and fewer resources to build one building that lasts 1000 years, then to build 35 buildings that will last as long. This is important because the sustainability of buildings is going to greatly effect how long mankind has left on Earth. The type of building that could support a life span this long is rare, and that is why the typology for this thesis is a military dormitory complex. The typology determines the site location for this project. The case studies used are dormitory type buildings but also include a medieval cathedral. The historical context of the project contains a discussion of Nuclear materials and how we handle them. This project is composed of three buildings along with a monument.