Title page for ETD etd-01112008-042315

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Chen, Po-Hao
Author's Email Address phbert@vt.edu
URN etd-01112008-042315
Title Urban Architecture: Differentiation from Street to Sky
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Holt, Jaan Committee Chair
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Member
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Member
  • Urban Architecture
  • Flexibility
  • Transition
  • Mutation
Date of Defense 2007-10-19
Availability unrestricted
Compared to making a city solely out of one building, it is rather important for people to understand what roles a building can play in a city; especially within urban condition. How a building could actually react and respond to certain human perceptions and functions as an element of a city has become a significant issue. From place to place, the city mutates in several different phases, such as usage, terrain, orientation and material. Therefore, to embrace the urban situation and to optimize the space emerged as the main element of the whole thesis.

The particular character of the site starts this program as a mix-usage building from the beginning. Whether it is the usage or orientation that mutates along the city, they should finally come to a concord of optimization and solution that represents the city either on the street or in the sky.

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