Title page for ETD etd-07312008-110535

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Estremadoyro, Veronica
URN etd-07312008-110535
Title Transparency and Movement in Architecture
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Schnoedt, Heinrich Committee Chair
Cortes, Mario C. Committee Member
Galloway, William U. Committee Member
  • Ramps
  • Platforms
  • Urban Path
  • Measures and Elements
  • Movement
  • Transparency
Date of Defense 2003-12-15
Availability unrestricted
This project investigates transparency and movement as the main measured elements that defi ne space. These

elements seek to articulate distinct and memorable places throughout the building, acknowledging its unique

setting along the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Architecture and nature as opposite elements combine here to defi ne a building in which water, light and views

become the main architectural agents set in dialog with the natural surroundings. An existing boardwalk along

the levee transforms into a transparent enclosed space that connects both city and water on opposite sides.

Programmatically a series platforms, walls and volumes are inhabited by a cultural center. The cultural center

contributes to the artistic spirit and identity of the city by concentrating various artistic representations.

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