Title page for ETD etd-12122004-104830

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Hoffmann, Iris
URN etd-12122004-104830
Title Directing Space - Spatial Continuity in architecture
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Schnoedt, Heinrich Committee Chair
Galloway, William U. Committee Member
O'Brien, Michael J. Committee Member
  • ribbon
  • art gallery
  • direction
  • space
  • continuity
Date of Defense 2004-06-04
Availability unrestricted
The following presents an investigation into questions of spatial direction and continuity. This includes the directing of people via a choreographed sequence of architectural spaces through a site and a building. It further investigates a concept of continuity at various scales.

A proposal for an art gallery in downtown Washington DC becomes the vehicle of exploration. The urban scale of this proposal seeks a continuity of relevant existing conditions while also creating opportunities to experience the city as well as the gallery. A serpentine-like continuous band or ribbon becomes the physical element responsible for direction and continuity for the building itself.

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