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A Chinese Community Center
(Virginia Tech, 2005-06-06)
Emerging more than 3000 years ago - an era of hermit culture in China - private gardens played an important role in the development of Chinese culture. In this thesis, the essence of Chinese private gardens, especially ...
(Virginia Tech, 2004-08-31)
This thesis proposes an urban hybrid within the historical district of downtown San Francisco. The design develops a new typ of urban housing introducing the architectural concept of the house to the highrise.
Architecture and the Inspiration of the Museum
(Virginia Tech, 2001-06-15)
Architecture exists through human experience. As the product of the relationship between a building and a person, architecture gains meaning when it is viewed and contemplated by an individual moving throughout a building. ...
urban order + space
(Virginia Tech, 2001-05-07)
wilderness and urban texture Since the earliest beginnings of civilization, mankind has strived to form urban space by limiting its outlines and bringing a system of order to the wilderness of nature. Thus street and ...
Geometric Improvisations Leading to a Musical Instrument
(Virginia Tech, 2000-01-27)
Thesis explores a theory of proportion, its application within a design-build experiment, while establishing essential elements of design language.
The Elements of Home: Towards Community and Privacy
(Virginia Tech, 1999-05-03)
Today we live in a society where almost everything is or has been reduced to the quantitative stste of being a commodity of some kind. We find ourselves searching for something within architecture that is not necessarily ...
Transformations: An Arts Center for Narrows, Virginia
(Virginia Tech, 1999-12-01)
What is the role of mechanisms and change in architecture? How does a building relate to the people in and around it? How might architecture interact with people, not as an object, but as a participant in a dialogue?
Intrinsics: An Exploration in Tectonic Expression
(Virginia Tech, 1999-09-17)
I've titled my thesis, "Intrinsics" because my architectural design is an attempt to respond to what is inherent in the materials, in the way materials are joined, in the flow of forces through the structure, in the site ...
crys.tal.line_ a quest in realms of structure, skin and space
(Virginia Tech, 2000-05-02)
The articulation of frame and skin forms the space concertedly. The project, stemming from this assertion, searches, explores and articulates the intricate relationship between structure, skin and space as prominent elements ...
(Virginia Tech, 1999-10-14)
As transportation systems, telecommunications, and methods of working and living evolve, it becomes clear that a centralized urban area is no longer necessary; a web of interconnected centers is the more likely result. This ...