A Cabin in the City: searching for refuge in the dense urban fabric
McWhorter, Lauren E
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The pioneer cabin was originally a modest dwelling protecting its inhabitants from the wilderness in which they lived. Over the years it has evolved to become a symbol of simplicity and solitude in American culture. As the city becomes more dense and chaotic, the need of its inhabitants for solitude and refuge is increasing more than ever. This thesis argues the architectural type of the cabin can used as a means to create a physical refuge in the city, serving as a shelter and symbol in the urban wilderness. The design proposal for a series of cabins in the city of Seattle will address this need for a refuge within the city as an individual’s resting place within the dense urban fabric.
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