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dc.contributor.authorToth, Aliceen_US
dc.date.accessioned1999-08-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:42:49Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:42:49Z
dc.date.issued1999-08-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-080599-182007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34368
dc.description.abstractTo place a building within an existing urban fabric without considering the components of that fabric is to deny the interactive nature of the built environment. Components such as scale, materials, regulating lines and geometric framework must be examined in order to decide what is to be transformed, what is to be translated, what is to be ignored. They are the means of creating the thread of continuity between what was, what is and what will be. This thread of continuity continues the harmony of the urban neighbor-hood by unifying the variety of the built environment. Any attempt to deny the interactivity of buildings runs the risk of creating not architecture but rather the cacophonous assemblage of materials. This thesis looks at discovering the unifying elements of an existing neighborhood and using them to create a building that draws from the existing to reflect its own times, yet also continues the thread of the urban fabric.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartatothThesis.pdfen_US
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.subjectadaptive reuseen_US
dc.subjecturban designen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1999.T684en_US
dc.titleA Thread of Continuityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRott, Hans Christianen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberO'Brien, Michael J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrown, William W.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-080599-182007/en_US
dc.date.sdate1999-08-05en_US
dc.date.rdate2000-08-07


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