Title page for ETD etd-06012010-160840

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Dowd, Justin Matthew
URN etd-06012010-160840
Title Contour and Layers: An Architectural Exploration
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Thompson, Steven Ross Committee Chair
Edge, Kay F. Committee Member
Gartner, Howard Scott Committee Member
  • contour
  • line
  • draw
  • bath
  • pool
  • layer
  • floor
  • ceiling
Date of Defense 2010-05-05
Availability unrestricted
The book is a series of plates, pictures and writings which are the results of an architectural thesis exploring, line, contour and layers. The plates are scans of original work by the author, made in a combination of media including: pencil, pastel, watercolor, photograph, study models, hand-drafted drawings, and computer aided drawings. A transcript of the presentation of the work at the thesis defense is included. The simple idea is the impression of contour by the expression of layers. The contour is a line tracing the motion and movement of architecture. Resulting from practice in drawing using pastels, pencil and paper the line, through continuity, can twist, pass over, go under and around- joining parts into an organized whole. Following a program of a modern bath, an architectural space is made, built by layers. The thesis is an architectural exploration of layers and the resultant contours. The best representation of this work is available in printed form at the Art and Architecture Library on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia.
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