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Boredom's Metamorphosis: Robert Venturi and Saul Steinberg
(Virginia Tech, 2018-06-29)
My dissertation investigates questions of boredom and architecture in the middle decades of the twentieth century through the work of two figures: the American-Italian architect Robert Venturi (b. 1925) and the Romanian-born ...
H2ODC: The Renaissance of Water Culture in D.C.
(Virginia Tech, 2014-01-02)
Washington DC is seen as a center of politics, bureaucracy, litigation, legislation, and the trading of power and resources. For this reason outsiders are both attracted to and repelled from our city. For many of us ...
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 ...
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
Institute for Digital Research and New Offices for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities located in the Columbia Heights Neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
(Virginia Tech, 2015-06-24)
The proposed 42,000 square foot facility is envisioned to be a satellite office for both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as a digital research institute. The ...
(Virginia Tech, 2011-12-07)
This thesis is a series of experiments performed on how ribbon-like bands of material can be folded to generate special volumes that can accommodate the functional aspects of a building program.
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) ...
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. ...
An airport on display
(Virginia Tech, 2015-12-09)
Display and function are a pair of conflicting concepts. The thesis focuses on displaying a sequence of functional spaces which are commonly not exposed to the eyes of the public, in this case, a general aviation airport. ...