Title page for ETD etd-05112001-142303

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Queen, Andrew Micheal
URN etd-05112001-142303
Title Revealing Elements
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
O'Brien, Michael J. Committee Chair
Galloway, William U. Committee Member
Jones, James R. Committee Member
  • elements
Date of Defense 2001-05-10
Availability unrestricted
The design and construction of a building presents many conditions where materials must be joined and many opportunities where the workings may be revealed. By revealing the additive process, the joining of the pieces, the connecting of the elements, and the relation of the parts to the whole, one may discover the workings and gain an understanding of the thing. It is within this understanding, this awareness of materials, that we may strengthen our connection with a place.

The vehicle for studying these ideas of architecture is a public library for the town of Riner, Virginia. The building is a construction of elements; base, frame, enclosure, division, and machines. It is in how these things are put together with hierarchy, importance, truth, and honesty where one gets to architecture.

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