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dc.contributor.authorOwen, Timothy C.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:38:24Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:38:24Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05-04en
dc.identifier.otheretd-05232011-142751en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33166en
dc.description.abstractTwo primary ideas drove the design of this church, sited at a Christian camping and retreat center in southwest Pennsylvania. The control of light entering the building is realized through a double layer of screens which form the exterior walls of the building and the walls of the sanctuary inside. These screens are the result of rigorous experimentation to maximize daylight and reduce glare in the space. The second main idea centers around the treatment of the overhead plane. Unified as a screen, curvilinear sheets of fabric are lit by openings in the roof to create sinuous bands of light that define the overhead plane and draw the eye upward. The primary design of these curves continue to define smaller elements in the church. As a secondary concern, the site links the church to the camp proper. A curving approach dips into the earth to obscure views of the church just until the visitor approaches the final court that leads to the building entrance. It is only when the person enters the sanctuary do they realize how the exterior and interior screens control the sunlight to illuminate a worship space that is flexible enough to both meet the needs of the camp and allow for future evolution of the liturgy.en
dc.format.extent1 volumeen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 93611049en
dc.relation.haspartOwen_TC_T_2011.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectchurchen
dc.subjectscreenen
dc.subjectWooden
dc.subjectconcreteen
dc.subjectLighten
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 2011.O946en
dc.titleScreenen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen
dc.contributor.committeechairErmann, Michael G.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGalloway, William U.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRott, Hans Christianen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05232011-142751/en
dc.date.sdate2011-05-23en
dc.date.rdate2011-05-26en
dc.date.adate2011-05-26en


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