Re-Use as a Means of Preservation

dc.contributor.authorFarley, Jennifer Lyneen
dc.contributor.committeechairRott, Hans Christianen
dc.contributor.committeememberGalloway, William U.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGartner, Howard Scotten
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:40:25Zen
dc.date.adate2011-08-18en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:40:25Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05-30en
dc.date.rdate2011-08-18en
dc.date.sdate2011-07-13en
dc.description.abstractPeople are often attracted to an image painted for them by history, fiction, and romantic novels. Artists have tried to construct these images for centuries, often exaggerating the past in order to make a more attractive narrative. I propose an architecture that works in the same way. The architect controls the narrative through the preservation and curation of tectonic details. She can create, destroy, or restore an existing building, and by altering the brick pattern, window style or ornament, can create his own version of history. This thesis addresses the image of a post-Civil War industrial site, the Appomattox Iron Works & Supply Co., building, in Petersburg Virginia. By taking advantage of one existing structure, the architect can reinvent the city as a modern destination. By juxtaposing the old, with a new set of residential apartments, the area becomes attractive to those young professionals who want to submerge themselves in the locale of an artistic urban community.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen
dc.format.extent39 pagesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-07132011-145117en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07132011-145117/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/43714en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartFARLEY_JL_T_2011.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 74456757en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectPetersburgen
dc.subjectfoundryen
dc.subjectadaptive re-useen
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 2011.F375en
dc.subject.lcshIron-works -- Conservation and restoration -- Virginia -- Appomattox -- Designs and plansen
dc.subject.lcshIron-works -- Virginia -- Appomattox -- Designs and plansen
dc.subject.lcshApartment houses -- Virginia -- Appomattox -- Designs and plansen
dc.titleRe-Use as a Means of Preservationen
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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