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Analyzing Physical Characteristics that Support Sense of Place and Context-Sensitive Community Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico
(Virginia Tech, 2016-12-13)
New developments often lack regional identity and distinctiveness of place. Before the industrial revolution, landscapes were the result of social, cultural and environmental constraints. Currently, a strong sense of ...
Revitalizing Downtown Houston - Bringing Back the Human Scale
(Virginia Tech, 2016-07-27)
A Market for Barcelona
(Virginia Tech, 2016-09-15)
This thesis confronts the possibility of an architecture which limits and reveals, freedom for a way to live, for the activities of man which are vital to a good life. An architecture which is investigated and projected ...
The World-Pole: A Journey into the Imagination of a Discoverer
(Virginia Tech, 2016-10-03)
This thesis is an investigation of a tower known only from the ancient works of a discoverer. The discoverer, who holds witness to the wondrous composition of the monument, documents the tower through illustrative and ...
(Virginia Tech, 2016-12-02)
Exploration of the architectural re-purposing of a historic building ruin with the goal of maintaining and emphasizing its current character and state of decay. Simultaneously examining how new interventions can clearly ...
Static Machines, Fragile Loads
(Virginia Tech, 2016-07-18)
Ramps are usually perceived as utilitarian objects emerging from standardized guidelines for architecture and landscape architecture. But closer examination reveals they can be quite beautiful and poetic. What we commonly ...
A School of Culinary Design for Alexandria
(Virginia Tech, 2016-07-05)
The need for a space for the community to gather and the underutilization of the waterfront led to the design of a public space for Alexandria. A school of culinary design was chosen to elevate the current situation of ...
Thresholds: End of Life and Architecture
(Virginia Tech, 2016-02-12)
The ultimate threshold state of a human life is the time preceding death. Hospice care provides a gateway environment for many people for their transition to the other side. Societies throughout history have had rituals ...
Baseball and Books
(Virginia Tech, 2016-06-30)
Excitement is rumbling through the city just waiting for the grand opening. A fresh new face has been added to the streetscape of downtown Roanoke. A new branch library and baseball stadium is set to open soon. The site ...
The Relationship of Structure and Material Through the Lens of Three Catholic Chapels
(Virginia Tech, 2016-12-21)
The architectural practice has long held several ideas about how a building should present itself relative to its structure. With modern building technologies and building codes, the structure of a building and the facade ...