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dc.contributor.authorSt. Leger-Demian, Merrill Dinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:39:47Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:39:47Z
dc.date.issued1994-04-15en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-061099-095805en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33515
dc.description.abstractI believe that there are certain forces, I call them rhythms, which exist in the urban environment. They are rhythms because they are both physically and perceptually dynamic. These rhythms shape the city, and give character to the different neighborhoods in the city. They help organize the sites in those neighborhoods; they influence the designs of the buildings on those sites, the rooms within the buildings and even the buildingsâ smallest details. Rhythms are found at every scale of design. They exist regardless of language or articulation of the Architecture. They are independent of style or ornament. They are clues for the architect to discover and act upon. They can be anything from actual physical elements, to fleeting emotional ones. They allow projects to be tied intimately to the environment around them. They give the city its fabric. These rhythms are in a constant and dynamic evolution, yet they help produce and enhance something seemingly static - the sense of place, because they are already an intimate part of the place. I believe that architects have the opportunity to capture these rhythms, to manipulate them, and to use them in the creation of places which energize the userâ s experience. In fact, architects have the responsibility to do so in exchange for the priviledge of impacting the development of the city. This project is an exploration of design with these rhythms.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectschoolen_US
dc.subjectmusicen_US
dc.subjectinstitutionalen_US
dc.subjectmixed-useen_US
dc.subjecturbanen_US
dc.titleUrban Rhythms: A School of Music and Mixed-Use Project for Washington, DC.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.committeechairPiedmont-Palladino, Susan C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHolt, Jaanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHunt, Gregory Keaneen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-061099-095805/en_US
dc.date.sdate1999-06-10en_US
dc.date.rdate2000-06-12
dc.date.adate1999-06-12en_US


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