Title page for ETD etd-05222001-144759

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Gan, Yu-Hui
Author's Email Address ygan@vt.edu, yuhuig@hotmail.com
URN etd-05222001-144759
Title Lightness - A bookstore in Chicago
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Galloway, William U. Committee Chair
Schnoedt, Heinrich Committee Member
Wang, Joseph C. Committee Member
  • bookstore
  • lightness
  • light
Date of Defense 2001-05-04
Availability unrestricted
Beauty is something momentary and ever - fleeting, and if it is not appreciated while it is fully charged with life, it will become a memory, and its liveliness will be entirely lost.... Beauty is ever alive, because it has no past, no future, but the present. You hesitate, turn your head, and it will not be there any more...

The project is a bookstore, located in a plaza between two high-rise buildings in downtown Chicago.The idea came from the desire to give people a place to sense the ordinary but precious lightness in their lives, to give them a place to read, to dream, to see the life of other people and to feel the beauty of nature.

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