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dc.contributor.authorOliver, Gabrielen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:44:54Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:44:54Z
dc.date.issued2011-08-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-09062011-134842en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34951
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates a constructive technique, within the materials and methods of conventional practice, which allows for a common building material such as concrete block to carry form and beauty. Furthermore, this project seeks to demonstrate the role human ingenuity, patience, attention, and perception can continue to play in architecture and construction. The project focuses on an experimental wall type consisting of regular eight inch concrete half-block masonry units, stack-bonded in elevation and subtly transformed in plan to reveal a gradual shift of the exposed faces of the units. A wall was constructed at the Building Research and Demonstration Facility to investigate one example of this wall type.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartOliver_GJ_T_2011.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartOliver_GJ_T_2011_Permission.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.subjectAllometricen_US
dc.subjectParametricen_US
dc.subjectResearchen_US
dc.subjectMasonryen_US
dc.subjectDesign-Builden_US
dc.subjectConventionen_US
dc.subjectConstructionen_US
dc.titleA Wall Buildingen_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.committeechairGalloway, William U.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWeiner, Frank H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberThompson, Steven Rossen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09062011-134842/en_US
dc.date.sdate2011-09-06en_US
dc.date.rdate2011-09-29
dc.date.adate2011-09-29en_US


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