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dc.contributor.authorTalarico, Guien_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:36:53Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:36:53Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-11en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06032011-232625en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42855
dc.description.abstractThroughout the last century, the popularization of the automobile and development of roads and highways has changed the way we live, and how cities develop. Bridges, aqueducts, and power plants had comparable impact in the past. I consider each of these examples to be â iconsâ of infrastructures that we humans build to improve our living environments and to fulfill our urge to become better.Fast forward to now. The last decades showed us the development of new sophisticated networks that connect people and continents. Communication grids, satellite communication, high speed fiber optics and many other technologies have made possible the existence of the ultimate human network - the internet. A network created by us to satisfy our needs to connect, to share, to socialize and communicate over distances never before imagined. The data center is the icon of this network.Through modern digitalization methods, text, sounds, images, and knowledge can be converted into zeroâ s and oneâ s and distributed almost instantly to all corners of the world. The data center is the center piece in the storage, processing, and distribution of this data.The Urban Data Center hopes to bring this icon closer to its creators and users. Let us celebrate its existence and shed some light into the inner workings of the worldâ s largest network. Let the users that inhabit this critical network come inside of it and understand where it lives. This thesis explores the expressive potential of networks and data through the design of a data center in Washington, DC.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartTalarico_GM_T_2011.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartTalarico_GM_T_2011_FinalRevision.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectData Centeren_US
dc.subjectContainersen_US
dc.subjectDataen_US
dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
dc.titleUrban Data Center: A Architectural Celebration of Dataen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairEmmons, Paul F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFeuerstein, Marcia F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHolt, Jaanen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06032011-232625/en_US
dc.date.sdate2011-06-03en_US
dc.date.rdate2011-06-23
dc.date.adate2011-06-23en_US


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