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Architecture is more than an organization of space, and includes the relationships between the buildings, activities, occupations, patterns, and so on. Buildings and the larger built environment that they exist in do not simply 'reflect' or 'represent' a particular societal and social order. They actively engage in the constitution of social and cultural existence. With every building that is built and every program that becomes a part of the events of the space, our realities are reshaped, and so it becomes important that as designers we carefully discriminate between diagram and content. Spaces and what happens in them are a starting point to deconstructing the realities of the space, to be eventually transformed. The interpretations of reality as seen through this thesis introduce the designer to ideological and cultural concerns that might otherwise have never been addressed in the more conventional methods of architectural programming.