Master of Architecture (MArch)
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Damian J. Fernandez
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This thesis examines specific changes and modifications made to the domestic architecture of Hialeah that relate to the construction of cultural identity. Much of the study is based upon oral histories from twelve (12) Cuban immigrants now residing in Hialeah, focusing on their renovated houses as architectural responses to cultural and social changes in their community and family life.
The research focused specifically on those renovations that transformed standard developers' houses into the "Cuban" home. A shared theme was the creation of additions, where the point of connections between the existing and the new structures as well as how these expansions created courtyards, became important to the study.
The design project is an addition to John F. Kennedy Library located on Henry L. Milander Park, which includes new computer areas and gallery spaces connecting the past and the present with Cubans in Hialeah and all over the world-connecting identities.
Aguada, José Antonio, "Cultural influences : visual traces of the Cuban community in Hialeah" (2005). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1212.
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