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dc.contributor.authorSaito, Ryoheien_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:30:52Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:30:52Z
dc.date.issued2008-10-31en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-01172009-021225en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30976
dc.description.abstractThe objective of my thesis is to explore and re-define the relationship between threshold and urban density. Threshold is an architectural medium, which divides and bridges spaces with certain meanings. Density is the defining character of the urban condition expressed consistently at different scales: from a city to a block, to a building and to the human habitation. My design project is about an application of threshold in architectural design within the context of urban density. The efficacy of threshold is tested in both external and internal conditions: the existing condition of the site and the internal workings of the program. To test the thesis, a design of a youth hostel in Washington D.C. was undertaken. The experiment was carried out with the following hypotheses: 1) that threshold is an architectural instrument that mitigates the urban density. and 2) that threshold negotiates the territories among the inhabitants. The design experiment demonstrated the hypotheses and therefore, confirmed the relationship between threshold and urban density.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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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.subjectHostelen_US
dc.subjectThresholden_US
dc.subjectMaen_US
dc.subjectIntermediaryen_US
dc.subjectIntermediateen_US
dc.subjectIn-betweenen_US
dc.subjectUrban Densityen_US
dc.subjectTerritoriesen_US
dc.subjectInhabitantsen_US
dc.subjectDwellingsen_US
dc.titleInhabitants Within Threshold (Threshold as Antidote for Urban Density)en_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.committeechairHolt, Jaanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPiedmont-Palladino, Susan C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEmmons, Paul F.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01172009-021225/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-01-17en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-02-08
dc.date.adate2009-02-08en_US


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