Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Larsen, Matthew URN etd-02242006-154153 Title Material and Form Degree Master of Architecture Department Architecture Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Holt, Jaan Committee Chair Emmons, Paul F. Committee Member Foote, Jonathan Committee Member Keywords
- nature of building
- matthew larsen
Date of Defense 2006-02-10 Availability unrestricted AbstractThis thesis is the search for clarity in the relationship between essence and appearance, construction and form, necessity and possibility, object and subject. It is a reflection on the question of the nature of building.
I cannot tell you that something is beautiful. I can only explain why I do what I do, and how I do it. I have tried to limit the text to a minimum, because architecture is not about words. Text is added to clarify an idea.
The project is a bank made with brick in Old Town Alexandria.
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