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dc.contributor.authorGarber, Emily Annen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:25Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:25Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-03en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05172011-104449en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32928
dc.description.abstractThe architectural opportunity to develop the sound and light lock of a performance venue as a space that engages and prepares the audience for a performance is one that is sadly missing from most halls. I have explored the development of this threshold as a true architectural space, one that enhances the overall experience for the audience members. And by introducing a parametric process into the architectural and acoustic development, have proposed a unique process for the design of concert halls. From physical model building to analysis by computer simulation, digital technology has undoubtedly advanced the realm of acoustic prediction. But common computer prediction programs that exist today are still essentially digitized applications of the analog model building process. Being: construct a model, analyze, make adjustments and repeat until the desired results are achieved. By implementing a parametric approach to model building it allows for design changes and the significance of those changes to be recognized in real time, an invaluable tool in the development of a sound-sensitive space. Utilizing the 3D software Rhinoceros and its scripting plug-in Grasshopper, it becomes possible to easily visualize crucial first-order reflections relative to surfaces that can be controlled and manipulated in very precise ways. This software is becoming more popular amongst architects and designers, and the prediction process will be an extension of this software into the field of acoustics. By using software already in the design vernacular, there is a seamless transition between design and analysis, making for a more cohesive projecten_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartGarber_EA_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.subjectThresholden_US
dc.subjectSurface Shapingen_US
dc.subjectParametric Modelingen_US
dc.subjectAcousticsen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 2011.G373en_US
dc.titleChamber Hall Threshold Design and Acoustic Surface Shaping with Parametric Modelingen_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.committeechairErmann, Michael G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberClay, Patricken_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWard, Randyen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05172011-104449/en_US
dc.date.sdate2011-05-17en_US
dc.date.rdate2011-06-09
dc.date.adate2011-06-09en_US


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