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Florida International University

2002

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Boundary : An Exploration Of Architecture's Power To Mark A Boundary, Ramon A. Arbesu Apr 2002

Boundary : An Exploration Of Architecture's Power To Mark A Boundary, Ramon A. Arbesu

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Cities are no longer recognizing their boundaries beyond their legal or political implications. This thesis explored the architecture of a boundary in the design of a structure that visually and symbolically marked the current Miami-Dade County development limit along Krome Avenue. This limit ultimately separates the city from the endangered Everglades ecosystem. Through the examination of ancient boundaries such as Medieval and Renaissance Military fortifications, as well as contemporary interventions such as Steven Holl's "Edge of the City Projects", an architectural vocabulary was developed considering the Double Wall, Bastion, Rampart, and Gate principles. However, rather than considering these principles ...