Title page for ETD etd-92998-105154

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Latulippe, Michael II
Author's Email Address mlatulip@vt.edu
URN etd-92998-105154
Title An architecture of a wall
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Brown, William W. Committee Chair
Galloway, William U. Committee Member
O'Brien, Michael J. Committee Member
Ragab, Saad A. Committee Member
Schnoedt, Heinrich Committee Member
  • architecture
  • wall
  • thesis
  • multimedia
Date of Defense 1998-09-14
Availability unrestricted
A wall is a primordial architectural artifact. The power

and potential of a wall lies in its ability to transcend

the necessities of construction and become a generator

of architecture. A wall can be more than a plane in space,

it can sculpt light and provide housing for various

activities within its tectonic dimension. These additional

functions can create an experience of both solidity of a

wall as well as the possibility of inhabiting a wall.

The creation of a "place".

A wall also possesses the ability to create a sense of

place. This can occur not only through the provision of

habitable space, but also through the provision of bearing

points for other structural members, illuminable surfaces,

or zones of both visual and physical penetration. Within

this thesis project, the wall generates a stair, and

together, they begin to produce the rest of the architecture.

At first there is a wall. Then there is the apartment.

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