Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Chen, Po-Hao Author's Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-01112008-042315 Title Urban Architecture: Differentiation from Street to Sky Degree Master of Architecture Department Architecture Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Holt, Jaan Committee Chair Emmons, Paul F. Committee Member Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Member Keywords
- Urban Architecture
Date of Defense 2007-10-19 Availability unrestricted AbstractCompared to making a city solely out of one building, it is rather important for people to understand what roles a building can play in a city; especially within urban condition. How a building could actually react and respond to certain human perceptions and functions as an element of a city has become a significant issue. From place to place, the city mutates in several different phases, such as usage, terrain, orientation and material. Therefore, to embrace the urban situation and to optimize the space emerged as the main element of the whole thesis.
The particular character of the site starts this program as a mix-usage building from the beginning. Whether it is the usage or orientation that mutates along the city, they should finally come to a concord of optimization and solution that represents the city either on the street or in the sky.
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