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dc.contributor.authorCohen, Valerieen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-23T19:10:53Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-23T19:10:53Zen
dc.date.issued1993en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/53345en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis was to create a structure that is a result of a hyperbolic paraboloid shell (hypar). As a result of this, a certain order evolved which dictated the form, the structure, and the environmental aspects of the two buildings designed. Through the design of the hypar walls, came the opportunity and/or need for daylighting. This is the conscious design of a building form to use direct sunlight for illumination and thermal benefit. Buildings so designed respond both to direct sunlight and to sunlight modified through diffusion or reflection by the sky vault, clouds, natural or man—made elements of the landscape, and the buildings, themselves. The workers occupying these buildings spend a major portion of their day in a place that could have psychological and physiological effects. Sunlight gives reassuring orientation to time, a place, and weather, as well as producing interior environments that are comfortable, delightful, and productive.en
dc.format.extentiv, 25 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 30045580en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1993.C644en
dc.subject.lcshOffice buildings -- Maryland -- Gaithersburg -- Designs and plansen
dc.subject.lcshParaboloiden
dc.subject.lcshGaithersburg (Md.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Designs and plansen
dc.titleAn exploration of a hyperbolic paraboloid as an office buildingen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen
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