Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Estremadoyro, Veronica URN etd-07312008-110535 Title Transparency and Movement in Architecture Degree Master of Architecture Department Architecture Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Schnoedt, Heinrich Committee Chair Cortes, Mario C. Committee Member Galloway, William U. Committee Member Keywords
- Urban Path
- Measures and Elements
Date of Defense 2003-12-15 Availability unrestricted AbstractThis project investigates transparency and movement as the main measured elements that defi ne space. These
elements seek to articulate distinct and memorable places throughout the building, acknowledging its unique
setting along the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
Architecture and nature as opposite elements combine here to defi ne a building in which water, light and views
become the main architectural agents set in dialog with the natural surroundings. An existing boardwalk along
the levee transforms into a transparent enclosed space that connects both city and water on opposite sides.
Programmatically a series platforms, walls and volumes are inhabited by a cultural center. The cultural center
contributes to the artistic spirit and identity of the city by concentrating various artistic representations.
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