Communications Project

Document Type:Master's Thesis
Name:Kevin Yang-Cheng Chien
Title:A Line Demarcating Greenwich Village
Degree:Master of Architecture
Committee Chair: Frank Weiner
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Committee Members:William Galloway
Pia Sarpaneva
Keywords:Line, Demarcate, Conceptual, Consciousness
Date of defense:February 7, 1997
Availability:Release the entire work for Virginia Tech access only.
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The trail of the artifact is an anonymous line on a tourist map of Manhattan. It delimits the boundary, separates the inner and outer, and occupies space. This occupied space juxtaposing the edge of Greenwich Village is an invisible and a undetermined line in the city. Architecture is the result of thinking of object as act, as transformation, and as invention. The project searches, explores, and makes this line present.

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