Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Mayfield, Jeffrey Allen Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-042399-203020 Title Newport Sanctuary & Community Center Degree Master of Architecture Department Architecture Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Pittman, V. Hunter Committee Chair Brown, William W. Committee Member O'Brien, Michael J. Committee Member Keywords
Date of Defense 1999-02-11 Availability unrestricted AbstractAbstract
Architectural treatment of sacred and non-sacred space is the primary focus of this thesis. The sacred space is enclosed by a cylinder making known the presence of center. A cube endures the non-sacred space that exists outside the sanctuary. Corbelling reveals the thickness of the threshold that simultaneously separates the two types of spaces and geometries. The secondary objective of this inquiry is a harmonious balance between light, material, and shape. The project is a structure, in Clover Hollow of Giles County Virginia, that will be used for worship, meditation, and social functions for the community of Newport.
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