Title page for ETD etd-09082010-223104

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Newman, Rayya Renee
URN etd-09082010-223104
Title USE-LESS Building
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Chair
Feuerstein, Marcia F. Committee Member
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Member
  • multi-use
  • transform
  • Mount Pleasant
  • time
  • adaptive reuse
  • flexible
Date of Defense 2010-06-01
Availability unrestricted
A USE-LESS Building aims to use less square feet and resources by adapting over time and by accommodating various uses like apartments, stores, offices, cafes, etc.

Adhering to the USE-LESS concept, this project was developed 4 dimensionally on a site in Mount Pleasant, Washington DC. The relationship between a building and time was explored through three elements, an existing wall that is preserved, a wet wall that houses services, and a moving wall that changes according to the user’s will. This site specific approach to design, rather than program specific, enables the structure to adapt to the social and economic needs of the neighborhood at different rates.

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