In reading that particular line from Whitman
one immediately realizes that to study an architectural
object takes on an air of subjectivity.
To assume architecture is intrinsic to site
materials, or any other variable is incorrect.
Rather, it emanates from so many indescribable
pieces making the whole.
Taking this thought a step further and introducing
history, one can suggest that just as
history is sometimes transparent, the same
may apply to architecture. Since one event is
not necessarily dependant on another, this
thesis can be viewed in much the same manner.
An architectural study of the old and new, the
in-between and how one element can affect the
other but stand apart as its own was the focus
of this thesis.