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dc.contributor.authorTravis, Michael Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-23T08:01:59Z
dc.date.available2015-05-23T08:01:59Z
dc.date.issued2014-10-07en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:3042en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/52555
dc.description.abstractPause is a necessity within the rhythm of life. There are pauses everywhere around us; we pause when we breathe, we pause when we speak, and we pause when we think. Pause is a crucial part in the most beautiful pieces of music, it is in between our bites of food and sips of coffee. Pause is what makes life beautiful; without it the world around us will consist of a meaningless cacophony. Architecture, much like other things in life must also contain pauses to be enjoyable. The most memorable and appreciative architecture consist of spaces where once has an ability to pause and have an experience be it much needed rest, peace or a moment to think. There are many memorable places that create such moments and that I have experienced across places in Europe and United States. This experiences I studied and would like to bring to much needed places closer to home. I strongly believe that it is very important to have places of pause in our urban fabric. Thus, I searched and found a site which I believe would be most beneficial from a community center filled with opportunities to pause. The site location is being developed with a cacophony of commercial and residential construction with little consideration to what is needed in between in order to create a beautiful composition of a city; a pause in the urban fabric. What is a 'pause' in architecture? A 'pause' is a pleasant interruption along a path; followed by an architectural invitation to stop, explore, stand, lean, sit or lay down. A successful place of 'pause' stimulates the senses and possibly alters the mood of the visitors.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
dc.subjectPauseen_US
dc.subjectDesignen_US
dc.subjectCommunity Centeren_US
dc.subjectSensesen_US
dc.subjectMichael Travisen_US
dc.subjectCivic Centeren_US
dc.subjectTysons Corneren_US
dc.subjectMcLean Metroen_US
dc.titlePauseen_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.committeechairFeuerstein, Marcia F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHeavers, Nathanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEmmons, Paul F.en_US


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