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The Intimate Domain of Dwelling Between Earth and Sky
(Virginia Tech, 2015-05-14)
The original constructive act of human nature was to make shelter. The original architectural act of human nature was to create place. Nature is made of emotive elemental matter- the horizontal of earth, the vertical of ...
Capturing the Ephemeral
(Virginia Tech, 2014-09-10)
This thesis is an investigation into the construction of ephemeral phenomena through material means and at multiple scales. Studies utilized abstract methods that are not immediately relatable to the scale of occupable ...
(Virginia Tech, 2011-12-07)
This thesis is a series of experiments performed on how ribbon-like bands of material can be folded to generate special volumes that can accommodate the functional aspects of a building program.
An Elemental Study in Conservation: A Ceramic Artists' Retreat on Virginia's Rappahannock River
(Virginia Tech, 2019-07-02)
In the process of developing my thesis, I wanted to let go of the contemporary way of thinking about the relationship between architecture and sustainability, which lately tends to be through a lens of applied technology ...
The Novel of Business and the Business of the Novel: W.D. Howells' Examination of Prosperity Archetypes
(Virginia Tech, 2008-04-18)
This thesis examines William Dean Howells' two most notable novels of business, The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885) and A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890), suggesting that the business of literature, in its dissemination of success ...
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 Shelter in El Salvador
(Virginia Tech, 2014-06-26)
A house composed of two bedrooms and two bathrooms sits in a landscape of towering pine trees, lush orange groves, and tall grasses. Approaching from the west, a stepped lava tock garden wall protects the terraces of ...
A Place in Amman
(Virginia Tech, 2014-07-09)
What is a Cultural Collage? It is what is happening in Jordan today; different people from different backgrounds come to one piece of land looking for any refuge and hope. I wanted to create a building for this phenomenon. ...
Structure of Sound
(Virginia Tech, 2016-01-29)
This thesis creates a complementarity relationship with the use of timber and concrete as primary structural and accent materials. Key elements of this thesis include (1) The development of a wood latticing system (2) ...
Polyrhythms and Architecture
(Virginia Tech, 2003-12-20)
This paper is an investigation of polyrhythms and their practical application in architecture. It includes a musical definition of the term â polyrhythmsâ and application of these theories into a design for a ...