Title page for ETD etd-02162008-162850

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Likens, Kevin
URN etd-02162008-162850
Title Walls with Presence
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Schnoedt, Heinrich Committee Chair
Galloway, William U. Committee Member
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Member
  • presence
  • urban
  • walls
  • wall
Date of Defense 2008-02-01
Availability unrestricted
This thesis is an investigation in taking the architectural element ‘wall’ and celebrating it in the design of a building.

Walls are necessary elements in the urban fabric, and as such, should be celebrated. They enrich the space that they surround and enrich that which surrounds them as part of the urban fabric.

The project involves first creating walls with presence, then enclosing them in a manner that reveres them, that preserves their significance and emphasizes their presence.

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