Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Dolan, Halil Ramazan Author's Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-08062001-220817 Title Urban Threshold Degree Master of Architecture Department Architecture Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Galloway, William U. Committee Chair Brown, William W. Committee Member Egger, Dayton Eugene Committee Member Schnoedt, Heinrich Committee Member Keywords
- Halil Dolan
Date of Defense 2001-05-28 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe character of an urban void is defined by the built surrounding which determines the appearance and the function of the enclosed space. In modelling urban form, three major zones corresponding to this phenomenon may be distinguished:
2. Transition Zone
The transition zone contains the capacity to determine the prospective character of the framed void. It offers the possibility to intervene in the existing urban form, not by filling, but by emptying it. The void experiences a transformation from a neglected urban object to a clearly identified urban subject. This threshold towards the void serves as a mediating element between the two coexisting situations. It acts as a "coulisse" of an urban theater towards the void.
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