Title page for ETD etd-10092002-165729

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Temple, Michael Glenn
Author's Email Address mtemple@vt.edu
URN etd-10092002-165729
Title Parallel Processes: Embassy for the European Community
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Schnoedt, Heinrich Committee Chair
Brown, William W. Committee Member
O'Brien, Michael J. Committee Member
  • public space
  • openess
  • embassy
  • security
  • washington d.c.
Date of Defense 2002-02-11
Availability unrestricted
'How should Europe be represented in the world?' This project proposes an Embassy for the European Community in Washington D.C. The design process seeks to reconcile several critical oppositions imbedded within the task. The project develops a new embassy programme which extends the notion of cultural exchange, through diplomacy, into the public realm. It integrates a tectonic strategy which provides necessary protection for building inhabitants, while maintaining a sense of openess. In addition, this project conceives of a system within which individual and collective identities may coexist.
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