Title page for ETD etd-09092008-091234

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Drucker, Allison Lynch
URN etd-09092008-091234
Title A Shapely Resistance: A Study in Construction for a Kindergarten
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
  • module
  • Kindergarten
  • formwork
  • vault
  • strength
  • curve
  • form
Date of Defense 2008-09-08
Availability unrestricted
This thesis deals with the relationship between form and strength in architecture. The proposed building is a Kindergarten which unites issues of shape, physics, and habitat. The roof is vaulted and the walls are curved for lateral resistance and in order to make folds scaled to a child. These physical moves work towards the theme of the Kindergarten: a place for the transition between home and school.
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