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dc.contributor.authorRutledge, Kathleen Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:30:32Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:30:32Z
dc.date.issued2010-09-29en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-01122011-232754en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30921
dc.description.abstractThe thesis investigates private versus public space and the natural tendency for an individual to seek out its own place within a group. More specifically, the project studies whether private and public could not only occupy the same geographic space independently, but also activate one another. A library was chosen as the program for its opportunity to serve as a â third placeâ in the community. A â third placeâ is a neutral ground that is neither a home nor workplace. The benefit of such a place is to stimulate conversation and interaction, to provide a way to either hide or be seen, and to encourage social cohesion as people meet that may not have through normal daily life. The site is on the corner of 12th and H Streets NE in Washington, DC. Its location in a rebounding streetscape demands that the library give the surrounding context a large role in its design. Public space is a priority, and the building is porous to extend the exterior into the interior and vice versa. The libraryâ s ever-changing role in a city inspires flexibility in the design and a life beyond normal library hours.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartRUTLEDGE_KA_T_2010.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectthird placeen_US
dc.subjectprivacyen_US
dc.subjectlibraryen_US
dc.subjectpublicen_US
dc.titlePrivate in Public - Public in Private: A Library on H Street NE Washington, DCen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairPiedmont-Palladino, Susan C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEmmons, Paul F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFeuerstein, Marcia F.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01122011-232754/en_US
dc.date.sdate2011-01-12en_US
dc.date.rdate2011-02-03
dc.date.adate2011-02-03en_US


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