Title page for ETD etd-08112004-122750

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Yim, Wai Lun
Author's Email Address yim@vt.edu
URN etd-08112004-122750
Title Energic Architecture in Old Town Alexandria
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Holt, Jaan Committee Chair
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Member
Kagawa, Ronald M. Committee Member
  • day & night
  • breathing skin
  • flooding pier
  • skylight
  • bridge
  • photosynthesis
Date of Defense 2004-06-04
Availability unrestricted
Every architecure is being with life-force such as a plant who lives on the photosynthesis that need carbon dioxide + water + light energy, and provide oxygen in day time. On the contrary, Plants need oxygen and release carbon dioxide while they can not carry out the photosunthesis in night time. But both chemical reactions occurring on the same plant in different time in a day.

People normally spend one-third of their for working in an office or studying in school, and their home is empty during the day time. People use the rest of their time on a dinner in restaurant outside, other activities or events; back to home to rest and nobody occupies commercial area in night time. Why can we not do all of life's events in the same building or place whenever we wish?

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