Title page for ETD etd-11152003-133509


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Shirey, David E
Author's Email Address dshirey@vt.edu
URN etd-11152003-133509
Title Framing Architecture
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Egger, Dayton Eugene Committee Chair
Galloway, William U. Committee Member
Weiner, Frank H. Committee Member
Keywords
  • pavia
  • framing
  • switzerland
  • accademia d'architettura
  • zumthor
  • chur
  • architecture of experience
Date of Defense 2002-09-09
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The following thesis is comprised of a pair of projects focused on the making of architecture through the concept of framing. The work was conducted at the Academia d'Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland, under the direction of Peter Zumthor, Miguel Kreisler and Myriam Sterling, emphasizing the relationship between ordered structures and contextual propriety. The making of architecture is inherently most pure when approached as the subtraction of unnecessary elements and a distillation of what is required for a specific program on a particular site. Life is given to structure through habitation; therefore the senses of the inhabitant must be engaged through interaction with the philosophical and tectonic elements of a place. In this didactic, the structure is made complete by its inhabitation and it completes the sensory framing of place by establishing the vantage point of the inhabitant. The confluence of inhabiting space and marking place together result

in an architecture of experience.

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