Title page for ETD etd-06022010-160453

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Barnhart, Erin Lynn
URN etd-06022010-160453
Title Elements of Memory
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Gartner, Howard Scott Committee Chair
Edge, Kay F. Committee Member
Galloway, William U. Committee Member
  • hill
  • memory
  • house
  • rural
Date of Defense 2010-05-03
Availability unrestricted
I set out to create a house to nestle within the rugged landscape of West Virginia; a dwelling that would suit those living in rural villages and up remote hollows. This place is created by a retaining wall to hold back the slope and a generous roof to shelter from the weather. The structure is divided into two seemingly equal halves, one half being enclosed to form the house, the other remaining for outdoor space. Terrain and orientation were considered, giving rise to three variations of the house. Within each house, memories of my childhood surroundings are recognized and celebrated.
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