Title page for ETD etd-080299-105009

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Zhu, Qi
Author's Email Address qizhu@vt.edu
URN etd-080299-105009
Title A discussion of two design approaches in Architecture
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
Schnoedt, Heinrich Committee Member
  • systax
  • meaning
  • culture
  • semantics
Date of Defense 1999-05-07
Availability unrestricted

Architecture is a world of making.


Architecture is a world of making the thinking.


In my world of architecture, the thinking-of-making is a conscious mental development, while the thinking generated afterwards is autonomous. Hitherto in the design process, I am free from any burdens of the unpredictable and uncontrollable afterward "thinking".


In my world of architecture, the making-of-thinking is structurally dependent on the thinking-of-making. Moreover, I want to direct the thinking of "the making" towards a specific cultural dimension. I enjoy the restrictions imposed by it.

The above dialogue comprised the basic subject discussed in this thesis. The thesis projects are examinations of the two design approaches.

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