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dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Richarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:43:36Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:43:36Z
dc.date.issued2007-07-27en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08162007-164550en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34586
dc.description.abstractThe word "context" originates in "contextus", which is Latin for "weaving." An architectural question arises as to how a building can so integrate itself with a community that is it truly woven into the urban fabric. The Shaw Neighborhood branch of the District of Columbia Public Library system closed in 2004. The building at the intersection of 7th Street and Rhode Island Avenue could no longer serve the needs of the community, and shall be replaced by a new facility on the same site. What are the needs of the community that should be addressed, and by what methods? As a civic building, what role will the new library play beyond that of a place to find books? What are the contexts that the new architecture will confront, and how does this building transcend the contexts of the present to endure as something equally valuable in the future?en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspart07-Contextus-Chapters-07-08-and-Back-Matter.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart02-Contextus-Chapter-02.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart03-Contextus-Chapter-03.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart04-Contextus-Chapter-04.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart05-Contextus-Chapter-05.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart06-Contextus-Chapter-06.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart01-Contextus-Front-Matter-and-Chapter-01.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.subjectWashington DCen_US
dc.subjectShaw Neighborhooden_US
dc.subjectpublic spaceen_US
dc.subjectpublic libraryen_US
dc.subjectcivic architectureen_US
dc.subjectcontexten_US
dc.titleContextus: A Modern Intervention in the Urban Fabricen_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.committeememberFoote, Jonathanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEmmons, Paul F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHolt, Jaanen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08162007-164550/en_US
dc.date.sdate2007-08-16en_US
dc.date.rdate2007-10-22
dc.date.adate2007-10-22en_US


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