Title page for ETD etd-05102012-213322

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Curtis, John Benjamin
URN etd-05102012-213322
Title A House in Charleston
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Thompson, Steven Ross Committee Chair
Bassett, James C. Committee Member
Gartner, Howard Scott Committee Member
  • Charleston
  • South Carolina
  • House
  • Structure
Date of Defense 2012-04-30
Availability unrestricted
This project began with the desire to design a house in a town for which I have always had a personal affection: Charleston, South Carolina. The house is designed for a an artist and his family of four and includes a studio for the artist. This design gained its own identity through the research of several historical Charleston housing typologies and acknowledgment of its place in the city. Structure and a panelized system of construction were major factors in the development of the house. As the project progressed, the design of the house moved from a strictly instrumental approach towards a more nuanced design that told a story about how the owners would live in the house.
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