A Wall Building

dc.contributor.authorOliver, Gabrielen
dc.contributor.committeechairGalloway, William U.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWeiner, Frank H.en
dc.contributor.committeememberThompson, Steven R.en
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:44:54Zen
dc.date.adate2011-09-29en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:44:54Zen
dc.date.issued2011-08-05en
dc.date.rdate2011-09-29en
dc.date.sdate2011-09-06en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates a constructive technique, within the materials and methods of conventional practice, which allows for a common building material such as concrete block to carry form and beauty. Furthermore, this project seeks to demonstrate the role human ingenuity, patience, attention, and perception can continue to play in architecture and construction. The project focuses on an experimental wall type consisting of regular eight inch concrete half-block masonry units, stack-bonded in elevation and subtly transformed in plan to reveal a gradual shift of the exposed faces of the units. A wall was constructed at the Building Research and Demonstration Facility to investigate one example of this wall type.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen
dc.identifier.otheretd-09062011-134842en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09062011-134842/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34951en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartOliver_GJ_T_2011.pdfen
dc.relation.haspartOliver_GJ_T_2011_Permission.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectAllometricen
dc.subjectParametricen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectMasonryen
dc.subjectDesign-Builden
dc.subjectConventionen
dc.subjectConstructionen
dc.titleA Wall Buildingen
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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