Title page for ETD etd-05102012-131417

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Smyles, Michael
URN etd-05102012-131417
Title Threshold and Transition: A Community Library
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Chair
Gartner, Howard Scott Committee Member
Thompson, Steven Ross Committee Member
  • library
  • threshold
  • procession
Date of Defense 2012-05-01
Availability unrestricted
This thesis is a study of the threshold as a materialization of spatial limit; individually absolute in definition, but often part of a transition of greater scale. With the program of a public library serving as a vehicle for study, the project seeks to explore the role threshold has with the procession in architecture. This concept of spatial limit serves many roles, be it a marker of progress along the procession, a connector and separator between conflicting spatial conditions, or a manifestation of hierarchy within the building.
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