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dc.contributor.authorHillery, Aliceen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:41:06Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:41:06Z
dc.date.issued2001-06-08en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-07232001-214516en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/43874
dc.description.abstractThe wall in Architecture is primary and paramount. In a hierarchical comparison with other elements, the wall is dominant because of the inherent potential housed within to inform our experience of place. It does more than divide what is in from what is out. It is where Architecture begins its presencing. The juxtaposition of man within nature is always violent. In this role as reconciliator of form and environment the wall shapes our perception of being in nature. The architecture of the wall is the spatial record of the drama between interior and exterior forces acting upon it. We construct walls to keep out from becoming in. At the same time, the wall is where a controlled out is allowed in. What penetrates our world, must come through the wall. The wall must be made to accept openings, carry loads, or transfer that load elsewhere. The wall is a deliberate or delicate connection to the earth. The wall accepts, reflects, mediates, or rejects all that it is confronted with. Architecturally, permanence is expressed by means of the wall. By following the wall, one can understand the configuration of the internal vessel, its perimeter, its zones of focus, and the relationship of parts to the whole. "By knowing the limits of something, you really know something. Then you know its order, because you know its limits...but if you don't know its limits, then you don't know its order..." L.Kahnen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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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.subjectwallen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 2001.H555en_US
dc.titlerequiem: a chapel for blacksburg virginiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairO'Brien, Michael J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrown, William W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRott, Hans Christianen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07232001-214516/en_US
dc.date.sdate2001-07-23en_US
dc.date.rdate2002-07-25
dc.date.adate2001-07-25en_US


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