Title page for ETD etd-11032008-124306

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Valentine, Matthew
Author's Email Address architortured@gmail.com
URN etd-11032008-124306
Title These Lines are Material
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Chair
Feuerstein, Marcia F. Committee Member
Holt, Jaan Committee Member
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Member
  • WAAC
  • Washington Alexandria Architecture Center
  • Hephaestus
  • Vulcan
  • Metis
  • Bacchus
  • Dionysus
  • time
  • aging
  • speak-easy
  • foundry
  • material experiment
Date of Defense 2008-09-10
Availability unrestricted
Bacchus, Vulcan and Metis walk into a bar . . .

The following dialogues took place beginning in January of this year. In a series of investigations through drawing, physical constucts and research, the project began to take shape. With the help of Bacchus, Vulcan and Metis, the building was given a body of its own. Ideas of the way a building ages, as well as the way the parts of the building relate to the whole, are the basis of the thesis. The building is a sort of beast with two heads: the foundry, and the speak-easy [with cunning navigating the straits].

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