Title page for ETD etd-05262006-104434

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Phillips, Christopher A.
URN etd-05262006-104434
Title A Stage for the Town of Floyd
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Jones, James R. Committee Chair
Braaten, Ellen B. Committee Member
Galloway, William U. Committee Member
  • axis
  • a place of gathering
  • Floyd Virginia
  • Floor
  • Town as a Stage
Date of Defense 2006-05-12
Availability unrestricted
Architecture extends into a place through the manifestation of the human spirit and will. It should intensify that place and heighten the awareness of human existence. Upon entering into this higher realm of understanding of the self and place, one begins to find beauty in the created object inhabited. This architecture speaks of a higher intention of man, awakens his emotions, and urges his desires to not merely exist but to engage in the celebration of life.

Architecture at the scale of the Town is a stage upon which the daily lives of the individual and the collective are framed, and the exchange of ideas, services, products and entertainment become the scenes of a play. The Town is an artifact of humanity. Through architecture, the Town should be a place where one can refine the mind, body, and soul - a place of fellowship and gathering. The focus of this thesis is to provide such a place for the Town of Floyd, Virginia.

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