Ghosting I. M. Pei

dc.contributorTruitt, William
dc.contributorRodriguez, Marta
dc.contributorWilliamson, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorRabitoy, Colette
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-04T21:43:37Z
dc.date.available2020-08-04T21:43:37Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.description.abstractIn 1980 I. M. Pei completed his design of the Chase Tower, a building that has still holds the title as the tallest in Houston. The project was built with funds from the late 70's Oil boom along with a surplus of other banking and office infrastructure. In 1984 Pei designed a drive-through bank as an addition to the Chase Tower, built four blocks away at Milam and Congress Street. The pinwheel one-story structure ignores its potential connection to Buffalo Bayou. Today, online banking as well as real estate pressure on a one-story full block site makes the drive-through obsolete, and the location on the bayou leaves the building vulnerable to flooding. The building is abandoned, and its lot is used for parking and loitering. This project explores obsolescence in architecture and aims to build on I. M. Pei's legacy by reimagining the future use of the drive-through bank and its connection to the sub-grade surrounding landscape.
dc.description.departmentArchitecture and Design, Gerald D. Hines College of
dc.description.departmentHonors College
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10657/6930
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.ispartofSenior Honors Theses
dc.rightsThe author of this work is the copyright owner. UH Libraries and the Texas Digital Library have their permission to store and provide access to this work. Further transmission, reproduction, or presentation of this work is prohibited except with permission of the author(s).
dc.subjectMonumentalism
dc.subjectObsolescence
dc.subjectPei, I. M.
dc.subjectArchitecture Impermanence
dc.subjectHouston
dc.subjectBuffalo Bayou
dc.subjectEntertainment
dc.subjectLandscape
dc.subjectFlooding
dc.subjectGhosting
dc.subjectLaser Scan
dc.subjectDigital Park
dc.titleGhosting I. M. Pei
dc.typeHonors Thesis
dc.type.dcmiText
thesis.degree.collegeGerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design
thesis.degree.levelBachelors
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Architecture
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