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Spring 5-4-2013


Harpster, Michael G. "Terra[FORM]" Master of Architecture Thesis, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013


A THESIS Presented to the Architecture Faculty of The College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Architecture, Major: Architecture, Under the Supervision of Professor Jeff Day. Lincoln, Nebraska: May, 2013

Copyright (c) 2013 Michael G. Harpster


This project generates an alternative model of high-density development for emerging metropolitan areas that increases the intensity of use and overall density of a site while simultaneously producing new types of public open space.

Focused intently on ways in which urban form influences or impacts a city’s consumption of energy and resources, the project can be understood as a formal approach to sustainability in which basic formal or tectonic properties are examined in favor of technological building systems.

Ultimately, the project redefines the relationship between the park and the city, creating a network of public open spaces through the intensification of the city rather than the removal or diminishing of the urban fabric.

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