Design is a solution to a problem. This thesis identifies the ideal American home as problematic, and seeks to rectify its problems through good design. Most residential construction does not employ social or environmental responsibility in decisions regarding materials and/or methods. The average home cannot accommodate a person with disabilities, impairments or challenges; construction practices and standards do not address their environmental impact. Universality and sustainability are issues that affect every American, and when incorporated into residential design, can be used as a prescription for a better way of life.
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Masters of Arts
Corcoran College of Art + Design (Washington, D.C.)
Masters Theses from the Corcoran College of Art + Design
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