Rebirth of a Rock: Pembroke Quarry Amphitheatre

dc.contributor.authorBee, Jennifer Lilineen
dc.contributor.committeechairSarpaneva, Piaen
dc.contributor.committeememberGalloway, William U.en
dc.contributor.committeememberPittman, V. Hunteren
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T14:43:07Zen
dc.date.adate2003-12-15en
dc.date.available2011-08-06T14:43:07Zen
dc.date.issued1999-07-14en
dc.date.rdate2003-12-15en
dc.date.sdate2003-11-25en
dc.description.abstractEvery 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 cycle of birth, death, and rebirth leaves its trace. This voice in its endless variety of forms expresses the beauty that is inherent within each and every location on earth. The potential of architecture is the translation of this voice into human terms and the formal declaration that we as humans play a meaningful part in the cycle. The guiding forms, surfaces, substances of architecture allow the human body to move in grace, unhindered, and inspires the mind to sense the essential connection between matter spirit; between the individual and the whole. The role of the architect is to become sensitive to this voice; to silence the mind enough to hear, and to respond to it in material form. The resulting dialogue between the edifice and the encompassing site reaches a certain completeness that enriches the living experience of the end user, bringing the wandering mind to the present long enough to inspire the thought that "I belong here, among all of this." The technical training required in order to gain an inherent understanding of structure and materials takes years of experience in the field of architecture. However, it has been the focus of my graduate career to further develop this sensitivity to the site and make my first attempts at formulating an architectural response, suggesting structures that could achieve this engagement with the end user and the site itself.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.identifier.otheretd-11252003-164142en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11252003-164142en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/9634en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartampitheatre1.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectrocken
dc.subjectamphitheateren
dc.subjectplaceen
dc.subjectquarryen
dc.subjectamphitheatreen
dc.subjectsiteen
dc.subjectstoneen
dc.titleRebirth of a Rock: Pembroke Quarry Amphitheatreen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen
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