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dc.contributor.authorBlaney, Weston Douglasen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:48:41Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:48:41Zen
dc.date.issued2002-12-01en
dc.identifier.otheretd-12012004-191106en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/35895en
dc.description.abstractHumankind has lived on earth for a geologically brief time. Our species has proven a remarkable ability to adapt to our environment through the development and use of tools and technology. Little evidence suggests when our need to tame nature took hold in our collective cultural consciousness, yet throughout western history, human needs and activities have been perceived as separate from the natural world. We stand at the beginning of a new millennium, aware of the cycles which govern the flows of life on our planet, yet far from understanding the specifics of how they work. This building, an Institute for Urban Agriculture, seeks to challenge that notion of separation. The design expresses architecturally the ways in which the technological systems and organic systems work together to sustain the mission of the Institute. Through every aspect of the building design, the perceived separation of those systems is woven together to express an holistic view of the building as a fully integrated system. Human intervention is a necessary part of a healthy urban ecosystem, and positive relationships with the natural world contribute to the qualities of human health. Inspired by careful observation and experience of the surrounding urban landscape, this design recognizes those interactions and builds upon their social, ecological and economic values. Architecture becomes the medium for communicating transformed ideas about our relationships with the natural world to the building inhabitants and to the public at large.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspart06Appendix.pdfen
dc.relation.haspart02Thesis-Body.pdfen
dc.relation.haspart01Title-Contents.pdfen
dc.relation.haspart00ETD-Title.pdfen
dc.relation.haspart08Vitae.pdfen
dc.relation.haspart03Thesis-Body.pdfen
dc.relation.haspart04Thesis-Body.pdfen
dc.relation.haspart05Thesis-Body.pdfen
dc.relation.haspart07Appendix.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectarchitectureen
dc.subjectsustainabilityen
dc.subjectgreen buildingen
dc.subjectenvironmental designen
dc.subjecturban ecologyen
dc.titleAn Institute for Urban Agriculture: Architecture, Ecology and Urban Habitaten
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.committeechairPiedmont-Palladino, Susan C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberEmmons, Paul F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberKagawa, Ronald M.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12012004-191106/en
dc.date.sdate2004-12-01en
dc.date.rdate2005-02-22en
dc.date.adate2005-02-22en


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