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dc.contributor.authorWeissberger, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:40:39Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:40:39Zen
dc.date.issued2007-05-07en
dc.identifier.otheretd-06272007-131848en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33775en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis inquires into the nature of economy and its connection with the architecture of the house. Economy is a slippery term. In its original sense, the word had more to do with philosophy than finance. It raised issues of necessity, hierarchy, government, and happiness. Aristotle distinguished chrematistics, the art of getting wealth, from economy, the art of household management.Vitruvius, the first architectural theorist, offered a differing interpretation of the word, and included it as one of his six principles of architecture. Henry David Thoreau revisited Aristotleâ s ideas and invented a new, solitary economy. Both he and Aristotle emphasized that the purpose of economy is to meet material needs with sufficiency rather than surfeit. Economie House explores these ideas architecturally. On an imaginary site a perfect red cube sits on a concrete platform. Steel frames support a translucent, gabled roof. The cube opens in various ways to reveal the machines that serve manâ s biological needs. Closed, the cube suggests the limits of material goods as contributions to the good life.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartEconomie-House-v1.1.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectcubeen
dc.subjecthouseen
dc.subjecteconomyen
dc.subjectchrematisticsen
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 2007.W457en
dc.titleEconomie Houseen
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.committeechairGalloway, William U.en
dc.contributor.committeememberJones, James R.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRott, Hans Christianen
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06272007-131848/en
dc.date.sdate2007-06-27en
dc.date.rdate2007-07-12en
dc.date.adate2007-07-12en


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