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dc.contributor.authorMostafavi, Anahitaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-22T09:00:21Z
dc.date.available2018-02-22T09:00:21Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-21en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:14264en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/82236
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a study of architecture on how to improve the life of homeless animals through strengthening the relationship between us, humans and the animals we live among. There are millions of shelter animals being killed every year which is both dreadful and expensive. This number can be decreased greatly if people acted more responsibly towards the creatures they have domesticated. It is true that most people enjoy taking care of animals, they usually feel a strong emotional connection with them, specially those who share their homes with their pets. The problem is that many find the animal shelters a depressing place filled with sick unwanted animals. How can we, design professionals, encourage people to interact more with animal shelters? How can the design affect both physical and emotional health of these animals? Can architecture raise awareness about the creatures in our urban civilization? This project explores a few design approaches that can teach people about shelters and urban animals and how physically different we are from them. The building is also a study of an animal shelter as a system that can improve their day-to-day life to become healthier and happier. It is proposed that these architectural changes would aid the adoption rate as well as creating a happier pet and owner.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectHumaneen_US
dc.subjectshelteren_US
dc.subjectAnimal Welfareen_US
dc.subjectPeten_US
dc.subjectScaleen_US
dc.subjectDogen_US
dc.subjectCaten_US
dc.titleHumane Architecture to Befriend the Animals we Live with: Animal Shelter in beautiful Alexandria, Virginiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentIndustrial Designen_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.committeememberPiedmont-Palladino, Susan C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFeuerstein, Marciaen_US


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