Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Wirth, John Michael Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-12052011-131137 Title An Exploration of the Masonry Wall Degree Master of Architecture Department Architecture Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Chair Emmons, Paul F. Committee Member Holt, Jaan Committee Member Keywords
- Masonry Institute
Date of Defense 2006-11-17 Availability restricted AbstractThe teaching of the user through the clear understanding of the building they encounter on a daily basis is the intent of this thesis. Can a user learn how a brick wall is constructed, by looking and interacting with the brick wall they sleep within at night? Is it easier for one to understand his/her built environment if the construction is done in a manner that makes the means transparent, versus hidden tricks within the materials. Through the study of honest and truthful use of materials and construction methods, this project explores if a building can teach. Files
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