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dc.contributor.authorChambers, Robert Daviden_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:49:09Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:49:09Z
dc.date.issued1998-02-06en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-12082004-132911en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/36013
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an exercise in ideas of two realms, theoretical and practical, and an effort to mix the two to create architecture. The theoretical thesis is exemplified in the pairings of photos seen on the bottom of each page, taken from Second View: The Rephotographic Survey Project. As the reader examines the pairs of photos changes over time can be seen in each. Typically the greatest changes are manifestations of man's existence. I have treated this as a point of departure for the technical thesis of Permanence and Temporality. Man's temporal existence creates permanent reminders in the permanent structure of the earth. This thesis explores the nature of permanence and temporality in materials and uses them to express the classic dichotomy of service and served. As a practical thesis the project focuses on providing better urban living through natural light, natural ventilation, and the provisions for community and interaction with nature. A modification of Le Corbusier's Unite d'Habitation was explored by narrowing the building to bring natural light further into the unit while widening the unit to get natural light and ventilation even to the service spaces.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartrdc-etd-final.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.subjectmixed-useen_US
dc.subjecturban livingen_US
dc.titlePermanence and Temporality: Better Urban Living Through Provision of Natural Light, Natural Ventilation, Green Space, and a Place for Communityen_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.committeechairHolt, Jaanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKagawa, Ronald M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFrascari, Marcoen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12082004-132911/en_US
dc.date.sdate2004-12-08en_US
dc.date.rdate2005-01-03
dc.date.adate2005-01-03en_US


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