Title page for ETD etd-06272007-211429

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Street, Elyssa
URN etd-06272007-211429
Title in:out
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Jones, James R. Committee Chair
Galloway, William U. Committee Member
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Member
  • walls as thresholds
  • boundary manipulation
Date of Defense 2007-05-09
Availability unrestricted
Our built environment is frequently in opposition with nature, therefore how man reacts with his surroundings can also shape them. The residential project began with the horizontal lines of the rock formations located throughout the site, and through utilization of the characteristics of the five elements of Feng Shui, innumerous decisions were made concerning orientation, material, and sense of place; allowing one to experience a sense of change yet maintaining a balance between the inside and out. The four primary walls become the vertical elements set in opposition to the horizontal lines of the site.
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