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dc.contributor.authorBlaney, Weston Douglasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-02-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:48:41Z
dc.date.available2005-02-22en_US
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:48:41Z
dc.date.issued2002-12-01en_US
dc.date.submitted2004-12-01en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-12012004-191106en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/35895
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_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspart06Appendix.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart02Thesis-Body.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart01Title-Contents.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart00ETD-Title.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart08Vitae.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart03Thesis-Body.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart04Thesis-Body.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart05Thesis-Body.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart07Appendix.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.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectsustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectgreen buildingen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental designen_US
dc.subjecturban ecologyen_US
dc.titleAn Institute for Urban Agriculture: Architecture, Ecology and Urban Habitaten_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.committeechairPiedmont-Palladino, Susan C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEmmons, Paul F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKagawa, Ronald M.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12012004-191106/en_US


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