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dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Lindsay Keyesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:36:38Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:36:38Z
dc.date.issued2007-12-14en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05132008-075228en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32701
dc.description.abstractHaving grown up abroad, the topic of architectural mediation has often made me pause. The world abounds with differences, and with todayâ s globalization, many of us are being faced with cultural, social, and a multitude of physical differences/conditions. This thesis seeks to explore the role of architecture as a mediator and seeks designs that transition successfully between differing entities. The project is an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. The program is comprised of young orphans and the project explores how the structure that they occupy can effectively accommodate their specific needs. Challenges which need to be mediated include consideration of two scales, one for the child under the age of 6, and the other for the caretaker who has adult proportions. The building also will need to reconcile cultural stigmatization and attitudes towards orphans while also providing a safe environment. And lastly, the specific social needs of the orphan need to be tended to. The design and experience within the spaces will need to convey feelings of security, affections, and hope.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLKE_Thesis_Book_080605.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.subjectmediateen_US
dc.subjectorphanageen_US
dc.subjectnairobien_US
dc.subjectkenyaen_US
dc.subjectmendingen_US
dc.titleArchitecture as Mediatoren_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.committeechairEmmons, Paul F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFeuerstein, Marcia F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPiedmont-Palladino, Susan C.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05132008-075228/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-05-13en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-06-06
dc.date.adate2008-06-06en_US


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