Title page for ETD etd-10082001-094640

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Dodson, Alan Michael
Author's Email Address alandodson@hotmail.com
URN etd-10082001-094640
Title Horizontal Forest: A Retreat on the AT
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Pittman, V. Hunter Committee Chair
Lutz, Mathew P. Committee Member
O'Brien, Michael J. Committee Member
  • Dry Stack Stone Wall
  • Retreat on the Appalachian Trail
  • Double Envelope
  • Architecture and Nature
  • Glass Box
  • 2x4 Lumber
  • Wooden Screen
  • Dragon's Tooth
Date of Defense 2001-08-24
Availability unrestricted
This is a project about reconciling the rational world of architecture with the empirical world of nature. A small retreat on the Appalachian Trail near Dragon's Tooth, this project employs two elements belonging to each of those entities. The retreat is composed of a double envelope. The exterior envelope is a wooden screen and dry stacked stone wall relating to the natural world. In contrast, the second envelope is a glass and steel box, analogous to the rationality of man. Dimensional 2x4 lumber models are employed to study the light conditions, patterns, and construction of the wooden screen.
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