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Architecture Department Fall Lecture Series

Monday, October 30, 2017 at 5:30pm

Lawrence Hall, Room 206
1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR

Edward R. Burian, Architect
Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio

"Beach Atmospheres: Body Oriented Experience and Beach Resport Architecture in Mexico"

From 1920 to the present day, beach resorts in Mexico have offered constructed escape experiences in terms of “atmospheres:” ie: body oriented experiences inflected by literature, film, and television. Examining these “atmospheres” in relation to a number of cultural and architectural constructs offer insights into the experiences created. These works of architecture offer valuable lessons for creating memorable architecture; as well as cautionary tales regarding the cyclical decline of resorts, environmental challenges, and social impacts on local communities.


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