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dc.contributor.authorWakamatsu, Kyokoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T08:00:15Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T08:00:15Z
dc.date.issued2015-08-04en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:6072en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/55269
dc.description.abstractHow can I design a good building? There are some buildings and some places that feel so alive and beautiful, and make me want to stay there forever. Is there any method I can use so that I can design one of them? The main goal of my thesis was to find the answer to that simple question. Supposedly an answer lies in the pattern language developed by Christopher Alexander to allow anyone to design a building that feels alive, and has a special quality that makes buildings and places beautiful. I developed my thesis to use his pattern language to design a 12-story mixed-use -- retail, office, and residential -- project located in downtown Washington, D.C. at 1000 Connecticut Avenue, NW. My thesis introduces the theory and methodology of pattern language, narrates the process of the project development, and presents the resulting building. It also includes the challenges I faced and, with the benefit of hindsight, my further reflections on the project, as well as a brief introduction to the area for further study. The book is organized in chronological order of thesis development.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectMixed-Useen_US
dc.subjectChristopher Alexanderen_US
dc.subjectPattern Languageen_US
dc.subjectUrban Developmenten_US
dc.titlePlace That Lives-- Urban Mixed-Use Development in response to Christopher Alexanderen_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.committeechairEmmons, Paul F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHolt, Jaanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFeuerstein, Marcia F.en_US


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