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dc.contributor.authorJeong, Jeremy
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-23 12:50:01 (GMT)
dc.date.available2019-09-23 12:50:01 (GMT)
dc.date.issued2019-09-23
dc.date.submitted2019-09-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10012/15103
dc.description.abstractFirst proposed by Le Corbusier for the city of Algiers in 1932 but never built, the Plan Obus is Le Corbusier’s ultimate city planning project. The forerunner of the megastructures projects of the 1960s, it sits squarely within the high modernist notion of technological utopianism, yet also within the context of colonialism, standing as a summation of a hundred years of cultural hybridization and the dynamics of colonial power. As such, the Plan Obus was a project rooted in a modernist attempt at decolonizing the colony, deterritorializing its native inhabitants and shaping them into compliant subjects. But if built, the inherent freedom of its ‘generic frame’ may have allowed Algerians to reclaim the structure for themselves in the years after independence. This thesis investigates such a scenario with an illustrated story, testing the projection of a probable past and what we might expect the evolutionary history of a structure to be. One part typological analysis and one part fictional travelogue, it examines the processes of hybridization in the intended and real uses of architecture, during and beyond the years of colonialism. An investigation into an evolutionary history of this emblematic, yet enigmatic structure might offer a template for future studies in how architecture can be projected—whether into an uncertain future, or an unfulfilled past.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectarchitectureen
dc.subjectinhabitationen
dc.subjectintenten
dc.subjectPlan Obusen
dc.subjectLe Corbusieren
dc.subjectcolonialen
dc.subjectcolonialismen
dc.subjectreappropriationen
dc.subjectappropriationen
dc.subjectrenovationen
dc.subjectchangeen
dc.subjectmodernismen
dc.subjectFranceen
dc.subjectAlgeriaen
dc.subjectAlgiersen
dc.subjectAlgeren
dc.subjectArgelen
dc.subjectdesignen
dc.subjectlivingen
dc.subjecthybridityen
dc.subjectin-fillen
dc.subjectevolutionen
dc.subjectinfrastructureen
dc.subjectbridgeen
dc.subjecthighwayen
dc.subjectviaducten
dc.subjectresidentialen
dc.titleObus: Intent and Inhabitationen
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
dc.pendingfalse
uws-etd.degree.departmentSchool of Architectureen
uws-etd.degree.disciplineArchitectureen
uws-etd.degree.grantorUniversity of Waterlooen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Architectureen
uws.comment.hiddenWill it be possible to review this before the tuition refund deadline on the 24th? If there are any issues, would it be possible to get back to me before the 23rd so that corrections can be made? Thanks, Jeremyen
uws.contributor.advisorMcKay, Donald
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Engineeringen
uws.published.cityWaterlooen
uws.published.countryCanadaen
uws.published.provinceOntarioen
uws.typeOfResourceTexten
uws.peerReviewStatusUnrevieweden
uws.scholarLevelGraduateen


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