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dc.contributor.authorBird, Alastair
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-11T11:48:46Z
dc.date.available2017-04-11T11:48:46Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72838
dc.description.abstractThis thesis addresses the hydroelectric structures of the Buntzen Generating Station located within a restricted area of Indian Arm Provincial Park in British Colombia, Canada. Situated between ocean and mountain, the century-old power-generating stations of Buntzen Lake are nearing end of service. Over time, these isolated, dangerous, and increasingly obsolete machines in the landscape have been superseded by alternatives from a new energy era and out-muscled by Vancouver’s relentless thirst for fresh water. As relics of the past, this is an opportunity to reimagine British Columbia’s relationship with aging, purpose-built hydroelectric structures and engage the experiential, atmospheric, and imaginative capacity of this forbidden site. In addition to power generation, this thesis defends that antiquated hydroelectric structures could be used as devices of imagination, sensation and memory to decipher a landscape’s invisible energy and reconnect us to nature, history, land and water in powerful and unpredictable ways.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectAdaptive Reuseen_US
dc.subjectHydroelectric poweren_US
dc.subjectInfrastructureen_US
dc.subjectBuntzen Lake (B.C.)en_US
dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
dc.subjectIndian Arm Provincial Park (B.C.)en_US
dc.subjectBathen_US
dc.subjectRecreationen_US
dc.subjectLandscapes--British Columbia
dc.titleElectric Space: A New Narrative for Aging Hydroelectric Facilities in B.C.en_US
dc.date.defence2017-03-22
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerBrian Carteren_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorSarah Bonnemaisonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerJonathan Mandevilleen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorRoger Mullinen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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