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dc.contributor.authorSergejev, Ivanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-28T08:03:03Z
dc.date.available2015-04-28T08:03:03Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-29en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:2244en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/51838
dc.description.abstractGiven the rapid growth in the importance of the Internet, data centers - the buildings that store information on the web - are quickly becoming the most critical infrastructural objects in the world. However, so far they have received very little, if any, architectural attention. This thesis proclaims data centers to be the 'churches' of the digital society and proposes a new type of a publicly accessible data center. The thesis starts with a brief overview of the history of data centers and the Internet in general, leading to a manifesto for making data centers into public facilities with an architecture of their own. After, the paper proposes a roadmap for the possible future development of the building type with suggestions for placing future data centers in urban environments, incorporating public programs as a part of the building program, and optimizing the inside workings of a typical data center. The final part of the work, concentrates on a design for an exemplary new data center, buildable with currently available technologies. This thesis aims to: 1) change the public perception of the internet as a non-physical thing, and data centers as purely functional infrastructural objects without any deeper cultural significance and 2) propose a new architectural language for the type.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectinterneten_US
dc.subjectclouden_US
dc.subjectdata centeren_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectdesignen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 2012.S474en_US
dc.titleExposing the Data Centeren_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.committeechairRott, Hans Christianen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBassett, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDugas, Daviden_US


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