Title page for ETD etd-073099-202341


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Corday, Peter David
URN etd-073099-202341
Title Experiment and Tradition: A Builder's Thoughts
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Cortes, Mario C. Committee Chair
Jones, James R. Committee Member
Schubert, Robert P. Committee Member
Keywords
  • tradition
  • builder
  • lifeboat station
  • experiment
Date of Defense 1999-07-02
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
ABSTRACT:

THE FOLLOWING THESIS HAS ATTEMPTED TO INVESTIGATE THE POSSIBILITIES OF AN ARCHITECTURE BASED IN TRADITION AND IN INNOVATION. AN ARCHITECTURE

THAT NEITHER IMITATES NOR MIMICS, BUT ONE THAT RESULTS FROM CONSTRUCTION AND THE NATURE OF MATERIALS USED RATHER THAN FROM THE APPLICATION OF

DECORATIVE ELEMENTS TO DISGUISE THE STRUCTURE OF THE BUILDING. THE SUCCESS OF A PROJECT RESULTS FROM THE ARCHITECT'S CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE TRADITIONS OF THE REGION IN WHICH THE PROJECT EXISTS, INFORMED BY LOCAL TRADITIONS YET NOT ILLUSTRATING A REVIVALIST FORM OF VERNACULAR CONSTRUCTION.

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