Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Nafpliotis, Irene URN etd-07112005-225407 Title Pneuma in Winery Degree Master of Architecture Department Architecture Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Emmons, Paul F. Committee Chair Frascari, Marco Committee Member Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Member Keywords
Date of Defense 2005-02-11 Availability restricted Abstract"Pneuma" comes from the greek word (Pnein) meaning "breath", "wind"as well as the vital spirit the "soul".
Warm, cool, humid, airy are all important parts of our experience of a place, they influence what we choose to do there but also how we feel about the space. Thermal qualities are important in the architects initial conception and could influence all phases of design.
Airflow is as important to the human body as it is in a building. The goal of my thesis was to produce architecture that brings "Pneuma" or life and spirit in to the building through natural ventilation system.
The project is a winery, in Barbousville Virginia. The situation and orientation of the building is based on the air movement in the site and the view to the outside. The main idea of my thesis is to bring air through pipes from the center of the building representing the main aorta of the human body as well as the Pnuema of the winery.
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