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Extension of the Axis Mundi
(Virginia Tech, 2000-09-12)
A work develops through methodical inquiry based on the reciprocity inherent in the construction of an object and its evaluation. A physical object informs an initial concept and acts as the fundamental catalyst for ...
(Virginia Tech, 2001-09-19)
"The main role of the art of building is to make our life pleasant and happy, an invaluable vita beata"-Marco Frascari. Vita Beata-the blessed life, the good life-this is why we design and ultimately build. Designers ...
Natural Forms: Stimuli For Urban Architecture
(Virginia Tech, 2000-09-27)
The implications of geology, climate, and season are studied for the purpose of generating ideas for appropriate design of a master plan for a city block and the details of an inn that is part of the master plan. The ...
The Urban Place: Places for Jay to Sit
(Virginia Tech, 1998-01-14)
This thesis is an exploration of the design of successful urban places, those that are filled with people enjoying the vitality present in a density of life. The inspiration for this thesis came from a statement made by ...
The corporate plaza and the office tower: The potential for a mutualistic space-form relationship
(Virginia Tech, 2004-05-21)
Within the context of a site/place on which a skyscraper is developed, the role of the corporate plaza is usually limited to providing a base to glorify the unique form of the skyscraper (the office tower). In such case, ...