Title page for ETD etd-12102002-105322

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Gibson, William Burley
Author's Email Address teddae@adelphia.net
URN etd-12102002-105322
Title in search of architecture
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Chair
Galloway, William U. Committee Member
Pittman, V. Hunter Committee Member
  • retirement villiage
Date of Defense 2001-02-09
Availability unrestricted
A view. A path. These are the areas of investigation for this thesis. A residential structure is incorporated to analyze the impact that these two concepts have on the design process. The building project uses openings and structural direction to further emphasize the connection between building and site. The ability to continually connect with the site as one progresses through the structure, was an important aspect in the study. By the use of internal and external paths one can enjoy the site through covered openings. These openings are exposed to the natural elements, as well as those that are controlled by artificial systems. The direction in which the building is placed also intends for each resident to experience an outdoor view. As residents travel from one point to another, they can stop along a path and connect with the site and its surroundings.
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