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dc.contributor.authorMedina, Alejandro Josueen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:46:27Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:46:27Z
dc.date.issued2009-08-03en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-09232009-112417en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44892
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the definition of an urban canopy, how civic architecture can create a space for the pedestrian in the city, and the elements which can compose such a space. Experimentation in the urban canopy allows definition into the protective nature of such an archetype. Filtering and entrance techniques are discovered to allow access by the pedestrian only. The structural and spatial composition of the space is also developed to enhance human interaction and usability. Layering provides different levels of access and privacy as different groups use the space. And finally the employment of light highlights key elements and creates a presence in the space. This covering is designed to protect more than just the citizens below. It creates a place that fosters civic community under the a the generous shelter of a new urban institution.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartMedina_AJ_T_2009.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.subjectcanopyen_US
dc.subjectcivicen_US
dc.subjectcolumnsen_US
dc.subjectroofen_US
dc.subjecttheateren_US
dc.subjecturbanen_US
dc.subjectwashington dcen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 2009.M435en_US
dc.titleUrban Canopyen_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.committeechairSchnoedt, Heinrichen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBryon, Hilaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDoan, Patrick A.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09232009-112417/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-09-23en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-10-02
dc.date.adate2009-10-02en_US


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