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(Virginia Tech, 2018-06-28)
Abstract From the inception of high rise construction concrete and steel have been the foundation both literally and figuratively of the construction process. As we, a society, become more aware and conscious of the ...
Drawing as a means to architecture
(Virginia Tech, 1998)
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) ...
A Study of Line
(Virginia Tech, 1999-07-07)
The line is the basic element of design. Some would argue that the most basic element would be the point, but in order for anything to be defined by that point, another point would have to be referenced. The connector, ...
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 ...
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. ...
Place In The Middle Landscape
(Virginia Tech, 1997-01-29)
The ideals of a democratic society coupled with the vast expansiveness of the American landscape have led to settlement patterns within the urban environment that are distinctively American and non-traditional. The continual ...
Order and Flexibility: their coexistence as architectural principle
(Virginia Tech, 1998-07-29)
The design process is a means to an end. It is the vehicle one uses to reach a destination. It is driven by past experiences, the advice from others or intuition. The thesis is a journey. For some, the destination is ...
My Father's House - Element, Space, and Architecture
(Virginia Tech, 2000-07-10)
The study of architecture is a journey. This thesis is a stage in that journey that allows me the opportunity to wonder, to explore, and to investigate. During the design of a house for my father, many issues concerning ...
A House in Bahrain
(Virginia Tech, 2006-09-06)
The architecture in Bahrain is now lost between tradition and modernity. The drastic economical changes that occurred there had a large influence on the architecture of the Island. My thesis is a study of the changes ...