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The Shadow Archive: The Resurrection of Abandoned Industrial Infrastructure

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dc.rights.license Creative Commons GNU GPL en_NZ
dc.contributor.advisor Brown, Daniel
dc.contributor.author McCorkindale, Callum
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-03T03:45:13Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-03T18:17:24Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-03T03:45:13Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-03T18:17:24Z
dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/29806
dc.description.abstract As the world moves toward an increasingly predominant dependency on digital technology and digital information, digital data’s safeguard and accessibility become increasingly global and societal issues. As analogue methods of storing and representing data become absorbed and outmoded by their digital variants, it is timely, now, to consider the architectural response to safeguarding and preserving this information against future damage or loss by isolating data from the internet itself. In recognition of the morphotic nature of digital information, attempts to contain and protect digital data must also allow for the constant format changes typical of digital data. By providing a solution to enable the possibilities of reading outmoded and outdated data formats, public accessibility and retrievability of the data remains available. The safeguarding of this information is also imperative, protecting data from internet crashes, hardware failure, hacking or viruses. An abandoned cooling tower in Charleroi, Belgium has been identified as an appropriate site to carry out this investigation of a digital archive due to its considerable size and durability. This investigation argues that these obsolete infrastructures are ideal vehicles for the conception of speculative architectural interventions necessary for the near-future. It also argues that these infrastructures have an important heritage, and implementing a new architectural program within such buildings will enable their history and story to be told and explored. Through this investigation, the building and its story become contributory to the ongoing narrative of the digital archive. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.rights Access is restricted to staff and students only. For information please contact the Library. en_NZ
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/nz/
dc.subject Interior en_NZ
dc.subject Ruins en_NZ
dc.subject Narrative en_NZ
dc.subject Archives en_NZ
dc.title The Shadow Archive: The Resurrection of Abandoned Industrial Infrastructure en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
dc.date.updated 2015-11-09T01:46:05Z
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120106 Interior Design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoa 4 EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Interior Architecture en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Interior Architecture en_NZ

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