Title page for ETD etd-06282004-223915


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Biesiadny-Mrstik, Michelle Marie
Author's Email Address shell@vt.edu
URN etd-06282004-223915
Title Fitness, Flexibility, and Suspension: An Aquatics Facility on Washington, D.C.'s Southwest Waterfront
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Chair
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Member
Kane, Brian P. Committee Member
Keywords
  • suspension
  • cable
  • swim
  • fitness
Date of Defense 2004-05-13
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
To create a legible building, the structure’s form must describe and reinforce the mission of the organization that inhabits it. This proposal for a regional competition, training and recreational aquatics facility demonstrates ideas of physical fitness through an exploration of muscles, cables, tension, joints, and bones. The building is part of a larger urban strategy for redeveloping the Washington Channel waterfront in Southwest Washington, D.C. Early images of transformed beach glass, thread, and basswood generated the inspiration for the basic architectural components: the wall, the columns, and the suspended jewels. The following document gives definition to the basic elements.

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