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Cultural Considerations: Ecolodge in Mexico

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Title: Cultural Considerations: Ecolodge in Mexico
Authors: Salvidar, Logan
Advisor: Leineweber, Spencer
Issue Date: May 2012
Abstract: A trend of extensive globalization and homogenization of architecture and culture is occurring. As globalization increases cultural identity in architecture becomes more precious; the need to create a distinctive sense of place becomes more desirable. Investigative research on cultural considerations will create a deeper understanding of a people and their culture. This research explores the indigenous roots of the Chihuahua, Mexico responding to aspects of physical constitutes, sustainability, history, culture, environmental policy and adventure tourism. First, the research investigates geographical and environmental components that immediately influence the region and analyze how these qualities make the site unique. Next, the research studies the history of this indigenous community, from its beginnings of a modern civilization to the current state of being. Similarities found in past and present can give core relations to how buildings respond environmentally and socially to use. Insight gained from research helps to better understand the needs and lifestyles of the Chihuahuan people. The dynamics of these users reveal how architectural form can better accommodate their social interaction. Finally, the research promotes and supports the design of a boutique eco-hotel within the rural community.
Pages/Duration: 195 pages
Appears in Collections:2012

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