Title page for ETD etd-12052011-131137

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Wirth, John Michael
Author's Email Address jwirth@vt.edu
URN etd-12052011-131137
Title An Exploration of the Masonry Wall
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Chair
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Member
Holt, Jaan Committee Member
  • Masonry Institute
  • Walls
  • Masonry
  • Bricks
Date of Defense 2006-11-17
Availability restricted
The teaching of the user through the clear understanding of the building they encounter on a daily basis is the intent of this thesis. Can a user learn how a brick wall is constructed, by looking and interacting with the brick wall they sleep within at night? Is it easier for one to understand his/her built environment if the construction is done in a manner that makes the means transparent, versus hidden tricks within the materials. Through the study of honest and truthful use of materials and construction methods, this project explores if a building can teach.
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