River Edge Retreat

dc.contributor.authorDesalvatore, Ryan Josephen
dc.contributor.committeechairRott, Hans Christianen
dc.contributor.committeememberEdge, Kay F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberDoan, Patrick A.en
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-27T08:08:07Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-27T08:08:07Zen
dc.date.issued2013-07-17en
dc.description.abstractNature has the power to provide perspective, an atmosphere of reflection and contemplation, and also allows one to retreat to seclusion and recharge. A retreat on a river's edge provides access to these attributes of nature. An effort to blur the boundary of the outdoors was made to encourage immersion into it. The choice of natural and relatively local material provides a relationship between the built and the natural, allowing the inhabitant to experience the marriage of the two. The rhythm of heavy timber framework contrasts and compliments the delicate and translucent southern facade; the existence of the two perpetuates the perspective of balance and harmony. The intention of balance and harmony was not successful the first couple of tries. Trying to manipulate the structure against it's natural geometry and rhythm only produced problems. Once the structure was allowed influence the form instead of vice versa, better spatial opportunities became apparent.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:1222en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/52642en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectTimberen
dc.subjectFrameen
dc.titleRiver Edge Retreaten
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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