Now showing items 1-10 of 70
"The Urban Leftover": Open corner situations in the downtown area of berlin
(Virginia Tech, 2001-05-08)
"The Urban Leftover" The situation of the "Urban Leftover" caused by the errection of linear building types -the so called "Zeile"- after World War II is obvious in over 100 locations in the former West Berlin, ...
(Virginia Tech, 2007-05-09)
This is an investigation into the possibilities of using repeated members to generate complex geometry, specifically using alternating beams of uniform dimension to create both structure and building envelope. These beams ...
A Harmony of Form and Place
(Virginia Tech, 2012-06-11)
My thesis explores an idea about a spatial transformation within a volume. This transformation occurs internally and externally with the introduction of light. The volumes become objects that can be studied, analyzed and ...
A Train Station for Downtown Blacksburg, Virginia: An Analysis of Blacksburg's Urban Condition and the Insertion of a New Defining Landmark
(Virginia Tech, 2010-07-28)
Downtown Blacksburg, Virginia, is defined by the presence of the townâ s original sixteen blocks, situated in a four x four square gridded arrangement. The edges of the downtown area are loosely bounded by unique natural ...
Folding: A House
(Virginia Tech, 2010-06-11)
Folding: A House is a study of the continuity of floor, wall and ceiling within the context of a house. With this method of continuity through folding, a strong directionality occurs within the spaces. The relationship ...
Geometric Improvisations Leading to a Musical Instrument
(Virginia Tech, 2000-01-27)
Thesis explores a theory of proportion, its application within a design-build experiment, while establishing essential elements of design language.
Momentum - Transformation of Movement into Architecture
(Virginia Tech, 2002-08-08)
The Thesis discusses ways of transforming motion, found in bodies, into architecture, by clarifying complex structural superimpositions. It addresses the relationship between movement found in natural bodies and urban ...
Flying on the Edge of Sea, Land and Sky - A new passenger terminal for the Grand Bahama International Airport
(Virginia Tech, 2005-07-12)
Ever since the airport was conceived as a permanent building type, airport designers have debated what identity an airport should embody. As a threshold of first impressions, the airport should not only introduce the visitor ...
(Virginia Tech, 1999-10-14)
As transportation systems, telecommunications, and methods of working and living evolve, it becomes clear that a centralized urban area is no longer necessary; a web of interconnected centers is the more likely result. This ...
Tertium Quid at Pireus Point
(Virginia Tech, 2010-11-30)
This thesis document is the record of a quest for a foundation in a 'tactical making' that is both dense and lucid enough to sustain and filter hueristic discoveries, as well as manifest itself only through a residue or ...