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Thresholds in the Urban Environment: Women and Children's Shelter
(Virginia Tech, 2002-09-20)
The premise of this thesis is to explore the transition of spaces through thresholds. This exploration begins with the urban environment and how one transitions through spaces into private spaces. In particular, this ...
Materials and Imagination: A Building of Fire and Water
(Virginia Tech, 2001-05-31)
<p> An exploration of the relationship between man and the elements, fire and water, this project futher develops these ideas by way of the imagination. Man's attempt to form further connections with these elements is ...
Joints and connections
(Virginia Tech, 2004-07-19)
Istanbul is a city on the water and historically has been a link between East and West. Unlike most cities, ferry boats are one of the most commonly used means of travel, along with rail and bus lines. There is a contrast ...
National Museum of Film and Photography, Washington, D.C.
(Virginia Tech, 1999-08-13)
The origins of this project lie in a desire to understand the relationship that exists between light and architecture. Natural light has always played a role in the evolution of architecture, helping us make countless ...
The Symbolic Form of Architecture: An investigation into its philosophical foundations and a discussion on the development of the perception of architectural form by modern heoreticians and symbolist architects
(Virginia Tech, 1997-04-28)
This thesis investigates the concept of the symbolic form of architecture. It first focuses on the philosophical foundations for this concept in the works of Ernst Cassirer, Immanuel Kant, Conrad Fiedler, and Theodor Adorno. ...
The Space of the In-between
(Virginia Tech, 1998-06-15)
The site is located across the P. St. Bridge, before one enters DuPont Circle. This is an ideal site for investigating the space of the inbetween. The site is situated between the small scale fabric of Georgetown and the ...
A Complex For Computer Technologies
(Virginia Tech, 1998-06-01)
The building which manifests itself is a direct reaction to the desires of the site and more importantly to the functions it houses. The purpose of this thesis though is to make an addition to the desires and to solve a ...
Unlocking the Urban Box: A Multi-Use Building for Asheville, NC
(Virginia Tech, 1998-05-06)
The city block may be seen as the fabric of the urban environment. It is often a compacted form, divided only by changing facades and party walls. Boxes all in rows. There is an inescapable sense of enclosure. Architecture ...
(Virginia Tech, 1998-02-05)
A study of the experiential aspects of architecture using a small house as the vehicle for exploration.
Threshold to the Sacred
(Virginia Tech, 2012-05-07)
In designing a sacred space, the work should be a product not only of the mechanics of the mind but also a response of the heart, and therefore the spirit or soul that an architect must possess. For the soul is the harmony ...