Title page for ETD etd-06132007-225602

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Chaney, Bennett Smith
Author's Email Address bchaney@vt.edu
URN etd-06132007-225602
Title An Urban Room for Martinsville, Virginia
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Chair
Jones, James R. Committee Member
Weiner, Frank H. Committee Member
  • Hyperbolic Parabaloid
  • Clear Horizon
  • Rome and Manhattan
  • Qualitative Space
Date of Defense 2007-05-09
Availability unrestricted
This project is an investigation of qualitative space, a space that is more subtly defined than by street number or rigidly specified edges. A qualitative space is one that engages the imagination in the act of understanding.

This urban room is an open, unrestricted space in the middle of the city, defined on 3 sides by a group of auditoriums. The space maintains and enhances the role of the site within the city, a place that can accomodate festivals and gatherings.

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