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ARCHITECTURE BUILT TO LAST: THE TIMELESSNESS OF BRICK

by KROGER, STEPHANIE A

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Brick is one of the most culturally significant contemporary building materials, with a rich history of use. Brick has always been valued not only for durability, quality, and tradition, but also for its human properties– the human effort required to construct a brick wall is apparent in every unit and joint. The versatility that is possible through brick’s simplicity of geometry allows for the creation of an endless variety of forms and textures in architecture. Technology has changed the way buildings are designed and constructed, benefiting issues of economy and sustainability, but compromising human scale. In today’s architecture, brick is often reduced to a cladding material, wasting much of its potential. Through the design of a non-denominational chapel, a building will be created that exploits the inherent human scale, craft, durability and tradition of brick, while meeting the contemporary demands of the 21st century.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:brick construction chapel

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Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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