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Well-Tempered Building: Michelangelo's full-scale template drawings at San Lorenzo
(Virginia Tech, 2014-02-18)
This work questions the present migration toward prescriptive building procedures through a micro-historical reading of Michelangelo's use of architectural template drawings. Examining the artist's ten surviving paper ...
The Sketchpad Window
(Virginia Tech, 2015-11-04)
For the first two decades of their history, computers were text only. With the exception of a few experimental military systems, they did not feature any interactive graphics displays. Then, in the 1960's, while designing ...
Innovation in Practice: Experiment and Improvisation in the Architecture of Henry Chapman Mercer
(Virginia Tech, 2018-05-02)
In the opening years of the 20th century, a furor of new and experimental techniques swept the architectural field. The materials and methods of building altered so rapidly that standards of architectural representation ...
Framing the Edge of Time: Disaster Architecture and Change
(Virginia Tech, 2016-09-20)
In this dissertation, I conduct a reflection on the effects of disaster on time perceptions and their consequences on architecture as a vessel of social and individual values, through a study of two major paradigmatic ...