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(Virginia Tech, 1999-11-29)
The historical, vernacular, residential forms and processes of urban Japan are to be explored as a potential source of power with regards to the concept of developmental vernacular architecture. This theory is a relatively ...
Rebirth of a Rock: Pembroke Quarry Amphitheatre
(Virginia Tech, 1999-07-14)
Every place on earth has a voice. This voice resonates from the shaping events that have long passed and the current conditions that continue to give each place its individual character. The voice continually evolves as ...
The Symbolic Form of Architecture: An investigation into its philosophical foundations and a discussion on the development of the perception of architectural form by modern heoreticians and symbolist architects
(Virginia Tech, 1997-04-28)
This thesis investigates the concept of the symbolic form of architecture. It first focuses on the philosophical foundations for this concept in the works of Ernst Cassirer, Immanuel Kant, Conrad Fiedler, and Theodor Adorno. ...
A Search for Truth: Investigating the Connection Between Man, Architecture and the Universe
(Virginia Tech, 1999-11-16)
The study of architecture is a search for the truth, conceived from a desire to understand the nature of life. Through the process of investigation, discoveries bring us closer to this understanding. Universal truths ...
Roanoke New Market: a case study in adaptive-reuse architecture
(Virginia Tech, 1977-06-05)
<p>This thesis concerns the revitalization of the Roanoke City Market Building, an historic structure in the heart of downtown Roanoke, Virginia. Generated in two parts this thesis first. explains the rationale for saving ...
The Elements of Home: Towards Community and Privacy
(Virginia Tech, 1999-05-03)
Today we live in a society where almost everything is or has been reduced to the quantitative stste of being a commodity of some kind. We find ourselves searching for something within architecture that is not necessarily ...
Imagine a house
(Virginia Tech, 1995-08-06)
It is the proposal of this thesis, that house can be the embodiment and manifestation of three independently assertive elements; site, function, and of a hierarchy of ideas, pertaining to the design of home.
Etudes in Making: poems of construction
(Virginia Tech, 1998-09-17)
Within this Book is a glimpse of the world that was brought forth from my thesis work. When beginning to find the place of the thesis work, I assumed that I should be making an architectural construction at the scale of ...
Cosmographic Origins for a New Classicism
(Virginia Tech, 1994-06-14)
The spirit of the Latin 'classicus' as a broad ideology has in one sense existed through every age of modern human history. It could begin to be described as an attitude that is resistant to sudden change and is not ...
assembly of: architectrure: of assembly
(Virginia Tech, 1999-08-02)
The thesis project was the vehicle for an investigation of prefabrication, assembly, and the design of a lived space. Elements are separated from the building and from each other. This separation is both physically and ...