Compression and release, enclosure and transparency

dc.contributor.authorGoodling, Todd A.en
dc.contributor.committeechairO'Brien, Michael J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGalloway, William U.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBaumgardner, Jamesen
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:27:57Zen
dc.date.adate2010-01-26en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:27:57Zen
dc.date.issued1994-07-05en
dc.date.rdate2010-01-26en
dc.date.sdate2010-01-26en
dc.description.abstractA philosophical standpoint that directly informs the design method: concern to invoke genius loci, to make a specific place, to give appropriate expression to architectural form. There is an attempt to remain in touch with what, in another age, would be described as romantic: the emotional appeal of nature, collective archetypal aspects of human culture, and the individual creative impulse. Polarities figure prominently : positive / negative, formal/random , orthogonal / organic. These are not all-out oppositions but symbiotic dualities--sides of the same coin. Orthogonal formality is posed against the site's natural vagaries. The positive is defined precisely by the negative: it needs the presence of the negative in order to register, and vice versa. The siting of the building, its various materials and its different outlooks are all chosen with the aim of putting those who will inhabit it in touch with their surrounds, the genius loci.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen
dc.format.extentiii, 28 pages, 1 unnumbered page, leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-01262010-020344en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01262010-020344/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/40815en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1994.G663.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 31673555en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1994.G663en
dc.subject.lcshArchitect-designed houses -- Pennsylvania -- York County -- Designs and plansen
dc.titleCompression and release, enclosure and transparencyen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen
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