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dc.contributor.authorMartinez-Lopez, Yamilet E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:52:52Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:52:52Z
dc.date.issued1997-10-31en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-22798-192320en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/46477
dc.description.abstract"Only with the language of the present can we get the past to speak." Sverre Fehn "A poet doesn't produce a different language for each poem. That's not necessary; he uses the same language, he uses even the same words. In music it is always the same instruments most of the time. I think that is the same in Architecture." Mies van der Rohe ' ...within this structure,... the elements 'keep one another in a state of equilibrium in accordance with fixed rules', and ' a language is a system in which the value of any one element depends on the simultaneous coexistence of all the others'." Ferdinand Saussure The connection of one building to another can be seen through a universal architectural language. Buildings are structured through the use of this language. Architecture communicates thoughts and ideas through the elements of building. The architect may show us things very subtly or dramatically using this language. Light, wind, material, color, water, even a wall are only a few of the elements of architectural discourse. Like letters form words and words form sentences, architectural elements are placed in order from which a possible meaning derived. The relationships between elements tell stories of different kinds. Within the structure of the architectural language the elements remain the same; their configuration, however, changes to reveal new and different meanings. Configuration is various; the use of these elements link past to present. Language A. Structure 1. Syntactic 2. Semantic 3. Pragmatic B. Elements 1. Letter 2. Word Architecture A. Structure 1. Syntactic 2. Semantic 3. Pragmatic B. Elements 1. Materials 2. Columns, walls, roof, floor, light, etc.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartYAMILET.PDFen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectAdaptive reuseen_US
dc.subjectArchitectural languageen_US
dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1997.M382en_US
dc.titleFindings: Relationships of old and new, past and presenten_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.committeechairBrown, William W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchnoedt, Heinrichen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNiles, Jerome A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGalloway, William U.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberO'Brien, Michael J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-22798-192320/en_US
dc.date.sdate1997-10-31en_US
dc.date.rdate1999-10-28
dc.date.adate1998-10-28en_US


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