Date of Submission
Bachelor of Architecture
The majority of waste that has been used for nuclear power is stored underground in Carlsbad New Mexico. The problem is that deep underground radioactivity of uranium has a half life of 10,000 years, meaning that the site can potentially pose a threat in exposure on radiation if there ever was an event of unintended tampering within the area.
This thesis investigates what it takes to make “timeless architecture” in doing so I will focus on how historically old architectural projects such as the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge and the Colosseum. Each precedent has very structures, however I will go into more detail analyzing program, and purpose as I plan on showing the strengths and weaknesses of each project.
Additional aspects to consider is comprehension of use of material and structural durability. Also, develop a thoughtful method in which design can impact safety and confinement in neutral spaces for a durable time.
Powell, Jacob, "In Memory of Nuclear Waste | Architecture That Endures a Millennia" (2019). Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year. 87.