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Thermal Performance Comparison of Three Integrated Thermal Solar Roof Collectors
(Virginia Tech, 2004-09-17)
The integrated solar roof collector system can bring the house year-round energy saving benefit. In heating season, part of the space heating and preheating domestic hot water demand can be met by this integrated system. ...
What can the site give to the building and the building to the site?
(Virginia Tech, 2002-05-26)
This thesis explores the relationship between the "constructed" (built) environment and the natural environment. What defines such a relationship and can the relationship be formulated? Surely a successful union is much ...
(Virginia Tech, 2010-08-30)
Circulation is the way by which people move and interact with a piece of architecture. In public buildings, such as transportation terminals, it is crucial to have a floor plan that allows easy flow of pedestrian traffic. ...
A Chinese Community Center
(Virginia Tech, 2005-06-06)
Emerging more than 3000 years ago - an era of hermit culture in China - private gardens played an important role in the development of Chinese culture. In this thesis, the essence of Chinese private gardens, especially ...
Folded Intersection: a performing arts center
(Virginia Tech, 2003-07-10)
This project proposes a performing arts center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a 170-year old industrial city. As part of the city revitalization, the design seeks to build up a "stage", and create a piece of edge at the city's ...
The Rebirth of A Nation: An Embassy Proposal for the Republic of South Africa in Washington, DC
(Virginia Tech, 2004-05-14)
In both South Africa and the United States, the occurrence of certain political and social events have affected the cultural structure of the African society. As the patterns of community have been lost over time, due to ...
Interaction and Intervention a case study: 1019 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia
(Virginia Tech, 2004-04-16)
It is a favorite canon of preservation architects that soon 95% of work will deal with an existing construct in some manner. Reasons for this include the public's affinity toward old and historic buildings, and the utter ...
An Island Escape
(Virginia Tech, 2002-06-14)
A house designed for island living, incorporating climate and culture into building design.
(Virginia Tech, 2004-08-31)
This thesis proposes an urban hybrid within the historical district of downtown San Francisco. The design develops a new typ of urban housing introducing the architectural concept of the house to the highrise.
(Virginia Tech, 2004-06-22)
With overcrowded schools as a project vehicle, this thesis investigates the expansion and contraction of an existing infrastructure" and the relationship that developed between the two. The proposed intervention, guided ...