Places for people: housing in historical context in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

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1992
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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The aim of this design thesis was to look carefully at the historical environment of the chosen site, and with the understanding developed from this exploration, to design a group of houses that would answer to the desires of the individual and the needs of the collective, or simply: to create places where people would wish to dwell.

"Houses must be special places within places, separately the center of the world for their inhabitants, yet carefully related to the larger place in which they belong."¹

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