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Rectifying the Arc (of the sky) - a series of architectural exercises
(Virginia Tech, 2017-08-31)
A series of fourteen architectural exercises were conducted over twelve months, beginning with a study of composition and ending with an exhibition. Composition, known to both painters and architects, assists in providing ...
(Virginia Tech, 2017-10-18)
Chinese urban villages which have grown over time have difficulty to operate as a healthy urban environment. As a consequence, residents are often forced to move to the boundary of the city although many prefer its narrow ...
(Virginia Tech, 2017-06-20)
Suburban sprawl fuels the need for automobiles and is preventing cities in the United States from providing adequate places for pedestrians. Tysons Corner, Virginia is one of these sprawling cities that is a metropolitan ...
Motion, Space and Sound
(Virginia Tech, 2017-01-11)
As part of our daily routines, we continually move from one space to another. The existing conditions of the spaces we move through often impact the way we experience architecture. Whether we transition between spaces ...
Building Duration: A House Living Toward Death
(Virginia Tech, 2017-07-06)
Life is a transition through stages, framed by birth and death. We transition through life in a nonlinear fashion, moving sometimes closer to, and sometimes farther from, rest. Daily, we rise for living and fall to rest. ...
The Civic Life of the City Block
(Virginia Tech, 2017-06-23)
Town planning and political interaction of citizens are the main factors that affect civilizations on the most basic level. My study comes from an understanding of a need for a society to develop politically active citizens ...
Washington D.C. Aquarium: An Exploration of Shaping the Water: Building Sculpture Along the Existing Landscape
(Virginia Tech, 2017-01-31)
The proposed aquarium is located in South East Washington D.C. The design creates an interactive walkway along the river. The movement of the water is redirected to stimulate the enjoyable atmospere for the people. The ...
Fixing the Box
(Virginia Tech, 2017-10-04)
My Thesis addresses one of the staples of suburban American development for the past half century, the ubiquitous Big Box store in the strip mall shopping centers and the acres of surface parking lots built around them. ...
Acoustics as an Inspiration in Architecture
(Virginia Tech, 2017-07-12)
Material is a common denominator between acoustics and architecture. The most basic building blocks of material are the elements: Earth, Water, Air (and Fire). Water is explored as an acoustic reflector, air as an escape ...
Edinburgh Art School
(Virginia Tech, 2017-01-30)
An Art School in Old Town Edinburgh that has historically preserved facades along the Royal Mile, bridging old and new in a new city center.