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dc.contributor.authorAlgaze Beato, Cristinaen_US
dc.description.abstractA study on the possibilities of place-making by systematically separating the traditional responsibilities of the wall as an architectural element. Walls usually serve several simultaneous structural, enveloping and distributional duties. The project consists in designing a house where four distinct but interacting types of walls are present, each with a well defined duty. Each necessary but deliberately insufficient in itself: one provides the structure; another is a continuous skin for enclosure and partition; still another solely weatherproofs and, finally, one filters the light and grants privacy.

The four walls function as layers with the capacity of interplay, while retaining their identity. The places resulting from these boundaries assert their presence and function in view of the character bestowed by the form of their enclosure. The choice of material, assembly, texture and color in unique correspondence to each boundary's usefulness, complete the experience of the inhabitant and architectural form comes about.

dc.publisherVirginia Techen_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.subject.lccLD5655.V855 2002.A443en_US
dc.titleAssembling Placesen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US of Architectureen_US Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairGalloway, William U.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrown, William W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberO'Brien, Michael J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSarpaneva, Piaen_US

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