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dc.contributor.authorMurray, Teryn Nicoleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-12T19:12:10Z
dc.date.available2016-12-12T19:12:10Z
dc.date.issued2016-12-12en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:9137en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/73672
dc.description.abstractThe traditional rowhouse form was a result of economical use of available space and materials that provided its occupants a home that fulfilled functional and societal needs. The result was a series of rooms along a travel corridor with a distinct underlining organization. The typology was established by certain characteristics of spatial configuration, constructional methods and ordering systems that kept the building economical. Popular attempts to accommodate modern needs into these buildings have lead to implementing the "open-plan" concept and creating a series of floors verses a series of rooms. This thesis explores the rowhouse within the modern context of Washington D.C. and attempts to redefined the typology for new construction. The desire is to resort back to the historical relevance of the individual room and create a typology appropriate for modern single-family needs. Four empty sites, each with their own context and conditions within the cityscape, are used to create four individual rowhouses that exemplify this new typology. The proposed row houses exhibit architectural structuralism and phenomenology, resulting in four rowhouses that complete the context they are set in, yet emerge with their own identity.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectrowhouseen_US
dc.subjecttypologyen_US
dc.subjectroomen_US
dc.subjectWashington D.C.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.titleCity Living: Exploring the Modern Rowhouse Typologyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairPiedmont-Palladino, Susan C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFeuerstein, Marciaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHolt, Jaanen_US


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