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dc.contributor.authorDalvi, Vikrant Vijayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-18T04:18:14Z
dc.date.available2017-10-18T04:18:14Z
dc.date.issued2006-05-10en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06042006-112004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/79685
dc.description.abstractWall, traditionally an enclosing element in architecture, has been used throughout the ages for functions like privacy, protection, definition of spaces, and also to provide attractive facades. Visually walls can be more than a mere static element. Over time, attempts have been made by various architects to explore and redefine the role of a wall as an architectural element. The wall can enhance, adorn, aggrandize, beautify, embellish...... My thesis aims at exploring the role of a wall in a building and moving beyond the boundaries of its primary functions. The wall in this project is a multi-layered , transparent, clear and lucid enclosure wrapping the inner solids. The idea is to have solid and opaque geometrical planes and volumes as inner cores and masking these with an outer envelope of double-glass and steel. The study delves further into the interaction between the three assemblies.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Tech
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dc.subjectWalls
dc.subjectAngle reflective glass
dc.subjectConcrete walls
dc.subjectSteel cage
dc.subjectInteraction. Layers
dc.titleWalls: Exploring the layers of a buildingen_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.committeechairJones, James R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRott, Hans Christianen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGalloway, William U.en_US
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dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06042006-112004/en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-06-04en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-07-11
dc.date.adate2006-07-11en_US


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