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Drawing Through 4 Seasons
(Virginia Tech, 2009-10-07)
This thesis is concerned with architecture and its changes through four seasons. It is about drawing new images of a building in different seasons. Like trees change their leaves in seasons and like people change their ...
Thresholds in the Urban Environment: Women and Children's Shelter
(Virginia Tech, 2002-09-20)
The premise of this thesis is to explore the transition of spaces through thresholds. This exploration begins with the urban environment and how one transitions through spaces into private spaces. In particular, this ...
Materials and Imagination: A Building of Fire and Water
(Virginia Tech, 2001-05-31)
<p> An exploration of the relationship between man and the elements, fire and water, this project futher develops these ideas by way of the imagination. Man's attempt to form further connections with these elements is ...
Interaction and Intervention a case study: 1019 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia
(Virginia Tech, 2004-04-16)
It is a favorite canon of preservation architects that soon 95% of work will deal with an existing construct in some manner. Reasons for this include the public's affinity toward old and historic buildings, and the utter ...
Black Filmmaker's Foundation
(Virginia Tech, 2004-04-21)
Can architecture live in the passage of real time and memory? It has occured to me that movement must not be limited to action (horizontal and vertical.) For instance, the movement of people, light or objects are not the ...
A Center for Dance and Carnivals: Temporary vs. Permanent
(Virginia Tech, 2004-05-06)
How to create a permanent house for a temporary event? How to provide a comfortable environment in an extreme climate?
Between the Gap
(Virginia Tech, 2009-10-14)
The reveal is an important architectural element. In many buildings, reveals define transitions between dissimilar materials, textures, finishes or planes. A reveal can also be thought of as a gap. Webster's dictionary ...
Fitness, Flexibility, and Suspension: An Aquatics Facility on Washington, D.C.'s Southwest Waterfront
(Virginia Tech, 2004-05-13)
To create a legible building, the structure's form must describe and reinforce the mission of the organization that inhabits it. This proposal for a regional competition, training and recreational aquatics facility ...
An Institute for Urban Agriculture: Architecture, Ecology and Urban Habitat
(Virginia Tech, 2002-12-01)
Humankind has lived on earth for a geologically brief time. Our species has proven a remarkable ability to adapt to our environment through the development and use of tools and technology. Little evidence suggests when ...
Celebrating the Natural Cycle of Life: A Birthing and Hospice Center
(Virginia Tech, 2006-06-16)
When the special moments of life and death are imminent, where do you want to be? My thesis seeks to create an eco-sensitive, sustainable building that celebrates the time and place of two of life s most amazing events: ...