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dc.contributor.authorJankiewicz, Phillip Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-06T08:00:33Z
dc.date.available2018-06-06T08:00:33Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-05en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:14773en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/83458
dc.description.abstractUrban Interventions are too often regarded by long-time inhabitants of city neighborhoods as a means to displace them from their homes to make room for expensive chain stores and exclusive residential buildings - gentrification. This view is unfortunately correct more often than not. An intervention should instead aim to improve the physical environment, public space. It will allow equal access to all residents. The street will shift from automobile centered to people-centered. The introduction of vegetation to the urban environment in an intervention not only improves air and water quality and reduces urban heat, but offers long lasting positive effects on the general well-being of residents by providing psychological relief. The forms that shape this urban intervention will take the above mentioned items into consideration, and in addition possess qualities that spur interactions that shape memory of the place. Undulations, extrusions that provide shade and shelter, bridging features - allow an urban scene to unfold. Careful placement of vertical planes will provide a sense of enclosure and a place for respite from the hectic activity beyond.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
dc.subjectBaltimoreen_US
dc.subjectFormen_US
dc.subjectApartmentsen_US
dc.subjectBridgeen_US
dc.subjectCourtyarden_US
dc.titleIn Search of Forms in the Design of an Urban Interventionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentIndustrial Designen_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.committeechairRott, Hans Christianen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGalloway, William U.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWeiner, Frank H.en_US


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