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dc.contributor.authorAskew, Chad Leeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-04T21:51:01Z
dc.date.available2011-08-04T21:51:01Z
dc.date.issued1998-05-06en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-61798-143812en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/9571
dc.description.abstractThe city block may be seen as the fabric of the urban environment. It is often a compacted form, divided only by changing facades and party walls. Boxes all in rows. There is an inescapable sense of enclosure. Architecture has the potential to unlock the box, allowing interaction between inside and out. The opening, be it a window, skylight, or void, becomes the way that the interior and exterior inform one another. The opening must not only relate to the street and city, but also to the sky and sun. It is an intangible element, created by the form and material that reside in proximity to it. Experiencing the intangible allows a connection to be made with the nature of the site. The opening, generated by form, mass, and material, in turn generates, through visual interaction and the play of light, space that informs and transcends.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartchadaskew.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectinfillen_US
dc.subjectadaptiveen_US
dc.subjectreuseen_US
dc.titleUnlocking the Urban Box: A Multi-Use Building for Asheville, NCen_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.committeechairDunay, Donna W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGalloway, William U.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrown, William W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMarand, Hervé L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchnoedt, Heinrichen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-61798-143812en_US
dc.date.sdate1998-05-06en_US
dc.date.rdate1998-07-21
dc.date.adate1998-07-21en_US


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