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dc.contributor.authorForth, Stephenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-27T08:06:06Z
dc.date.available2015-05-27T08:06:06Z
dc.date.issued2013-06-12en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:1289en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/52638
dc.description.abstractThe buildings people inhabit everyday frame their existence and provide a backdrop for life. This relationship is inextricable and, as such, begs the question as to whether buildings can function as more than mere containers for life or whether they, at some point or in some capacity, can begin to bare influence over the life or quality of life of their patrons. This project is an intention to explore this qualitative, unquantifiable aspect of building. Through a manipulation of volume and mass, constriction and expansion, solid and void, light and shadow, and the qualities of interiority and exteriority an occupied space will begin to impress itself upon the user. The main objective of this project is to use these architectural properties to create a place that fosters introspection through self awareness. By choosing presence over practicality and content over convention, the construct proposed in this thesis attempts to create spaces that are imposing and unfamiliar yet somehow emotionally reminiscent. Confronted by these contradictions and juxtapositions, this building will stand as an object, in opposition to the occupant, and through that opposition inspire and promote a greater awareness of, and possibly a reflection upon, normally unconscious thought processes.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectsilenceen_US
dc.subjectstoneen_US
dc.subjectmasonryen_US
dc.subjectdry-stacken_US
dc.subjectselfen_US
dc.subjectconsciousnessen_US
dc.subjectphysicalityen_US
dc.subjectmassen_US
dc.subjectheavinessen_US
dc.subjectruinsen_US
dc.subjectmountainen_US
dc.subjectpavilionen_US
dc.titleAdvocating Silenceen_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.committeechairRott, Hans Christianen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGartner, Howard Scotten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEdge, Kay F.en_US


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