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(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 Train Station for Downtown Blacksburg, Virginia: An Analysis of Blacksburg's Urban Condition and the Insertion of a New Defining Landmark
(Virginia Tech, 2010-07-28)
Downtown Blacksburg, Virginia, is defined by the presence of the townâ s original sixteen blocks, situated in a four x four square gridded arrangement. The edges of the downtown area are loosely bounded by unique natural ...
The Architecture of the Transformation of Folding and the Design of an Alexandria Law Firm
(Virginia Tech, 2010-07-22)
Understanding architecture through a contemporary context of the transformations of art and technology was the springboard for this thesis. Identifying folding as a basic transformation became the focus for developing an ...
Adding Value Through Digital Craft
(Virginia Tech, 2010-12-07)
This thesis is an attempt to embody sustainability by discovering value that transcends cost or function. Many objects are considered waste when they still function, but no longer delight the user. Using digital modeling ...
(Virginia Tech, 2010-09-29)
This is a visual story of my attempt at understanding impression.
Building Life Cycles: An Exploration of a Building's Transformation From One Life Into the Next
(Virginia Tech, 2010-09-22)
"Nothing endures but change" - Heraclitus. Buildings are designed and built to house a specific program for a set period of time. The end of a buildingâ s life marks a change in its use. In todayâ s building practices, ...
"A Journey from the Mind to the Soul" Museum of the Human Body
(Virginia Tech, 2010-05-11)
The inspiration for the development of this project - The Museum for the Human Body in Georgetown, Washington D.C. - was based on a study of the anatomy of movement and its Relationship to space. â A Journey from the ...
(Virginia Tech, 2010-09-22)
How can a building and the landscape be integrated in such a way that the interior and exterior begin to infiltrate each other, blurring and in some cases breaking the threshold between them? A threshold is a place, time, ...
Hub and Axis
(Virginia Tech, 2010-05-04)
The project is for the central building of a community center used by the communities of Blacksburg and Christiansburg. The building is a space configured as a hub that uses axes to determine entering, exiting and vertical ...
Aligning Mind, Body, and Spirit Through Breath in Architecture
(Virginia Tech, 2010-12-01)
At the root of all living beings is our breath -- without it, we are not alive. Eastern practices such as yoga and meditation are conveyed through the awareness of our breath and the encouragement to be present in what ...