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dc.contributor.authorHawkins, Eric Keithen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:30:35Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:30:35Z
dc.date.issued2010-05-12en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-01132011-110014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30933
dc.description.abstractWhat does it mean to truly dwell within a city marked by the cycles of political turnover? How does one carve out for himself a unique sense of belonging in a city with such a grand history? Martin Heidegger suggests that in building â nestsâ for ourselves, we begin to build our lives. We build our own stories into the traditions and myths of a place. This thesis proposes four unique stories, or four dwelling typologies, stitched together by a common alley site. Each dwelling typology finds its primary expression in one of the Four Classical Elements â Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. The four are intended to be read as distinct artifacts within the urban fabric of Washington, D.C., yet also as siblings of the same architectural family. The four dwelling typologies include (1) a studio for an artist, (2) a residence above a small business, (3) loft apartments and (4) a boutique hotel. Each occupies an infill site along the District of Colombiaâ s historic Blagden Alley.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartHawkins_E_T_2011.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.subjectElementsen_US
dc.subjectEmpedoclesen_US
dc.subjectBlagden Alleyen_US
dc.subjectMaterialityen_US
dc.subjectDwellingen_US
dc.titleDwelling within the Material Cityen_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.committeememberLever, David G.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01132011-110014/en_US
dc.date.sdate2011-01-13en_US
dc.date.rdate2011-02-23
dc.date.adate2011-02-23en_US


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