Title page for ETD etd-11202010-140259

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Wambaugh, Virginia
Author's Email Address vw3a@vt.edu
URN etd-11202010-140259
Title (De)Constructing Thresholds
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Chair
Holt, Jaan Committee Member
Kelsch, Paul J. Committee Member
  • threshold
  • theater
Date of Defense 2010-09-22
Availability unrestricted
How can a building and the landscape be integrated in such a way that the interior and exterior begin to infiltrate each other, blurring and in some cases breaking the threshold between them?

A threshold is a place, time, or event that indicates the passage from one state to another. Instead of a simple dividing line, thresholds should be understood as a choreographed sequence of spaces, both inside and outside the building envelope.

This project will explore the means to strategically break thresholds between different conditions to create a building intimately bound to the physical, social, and mental landscape it inhabits.

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