Title page for ETD etd-02142005-024239

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Wang, Lu
Author's Email Address luwang_arch@yahoo.com
URN etd-02142005-024239
Title VOLUMETRIC TRANSPARENCY: Application of an Improved Double Glass Facade System to Cowgill Hall, Blacksburg
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Jones, James R. Committee Chair
Galloway, William U. Committee Member
Pittman, V. Hunter Committee Member
  • Double Glass Facade
Date of Defense 2002-08-21
Availability unrestricted
The initial idea for this thesis involved the design of an addition to Cowgill Hall on the Virginia Tech Campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. This addition, to be constructed with an envelope comprised primarily of glass, would be located on the south side of Cowgill Hall, adjacent to Cowgill Plaza. The all-glass box would add a transparent volume to the existing building, diminishing the barrier between inside and outside. The project would also energize the existing plaza by connecting the activity inside to outside and providing the dynamic reflection of a glass facade. Cowgill Hall would also be given new life by providing a new shared vertical space for dynamic communication and light. Potential problems associated with the all-glass box include high heat loss or gain, glare and noise control. A double envelope system of construction was explored as a means of solving some of these problems and an endeavor on literature review, technical research and design improvement of double glass facade was also made.
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