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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. ...
(Virginia Tech, 2013-06-12)
The buildings people inhabit everyday frame their existence and provide a backdrop for life. This relationship is inextricable and, as such, begs the question as to whether buildings can function as more than mere ...
Hide and Seek: An Architecture of Layers
(Virginia Tech, 2013-09-05)
This project is an elementary school located in a suburban area outside of Williamsburg, Virginia. The building is sited on an eight acre plot of wooded land and is designed for 100 students. A playground is designed as ...
Exposing the Data Center
(Virginia Tech, 2014-01-29)
Given the rapid growth in the importance of the Internet, data centers - the buildings that store information on the web - are quickly becoming the most critical infrastructural objects in the world. However, so far they ...
Extension of the Axis Mundi
(Virginia Tech, 2000-09-12)
A work develops through methodical inquiry based on the reciprocity inherent in the construction of an object and its evaluation. A physical object informs an initial concept and acts as the fundamental catalyst for ...
The Symbolic Form of Architecture: An investigation into its philosophical foundations and a discussion on the development of the perception of architectural form by modern heoreticians and symbolist architects
(Virginia Tech, 1997-04-28)
This thesis investigates the concept of the symbolic form of architecture. It first focuses on the philosophical foundations for this concept in the works of Ernst Cassirer, Immanuel Kant, Conrad Fiedler, and Theodor Adorno. ...
Towards an old charm
(Virginia Tech, 2011-05-11)
When we build unconsciously and we build as a habit, only then we lose the essence of architecture
Blacksburg Central - A New Middle School
(Virginia Tech, 2009-05-04)
Building upon the form of a middle school, this thesis is an examination of several architectural questions. This new middle school is imagined to exist at the old Blacksburg Middle school site on Main street between Clay ...
Nyack River Front Park: a conversation between land and water
(Virginia Tech, 2001-04-02)
This architecture thesis is an exploration of an idea, an event, and a place. The idea was to explore design with water. The design had to be thoughtful and have an impact: an event. My place is on the waterfront. This ...
From nostalgia to architecture : a stair for New York City
(Virginia Tech, 1995-05-05)
<p>This thesis has been an exploration of a nostalgically inspired architectural idea. The resulting struggle was to bring rational clarity to the concepts associated with nostalgia in an effort to intelligently transform ...