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Vis à vis : a working centre and small business hotel in Vancouver Syverson, Lisa Mary 1997

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VIS A VIS: A WORKING CENTRE A N D S M A L L BUSINESS HOTEL IN VANCOUVER by LISA M A R Y SYVERSON B . A . A . , Ryerson University, 1992 A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE in THE F A C U L T Y OF G R A D U A T E STUDIES School of Architecture We accept this thesis as conforming to the required standard T H E UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH C O L U M B I A M A Y 1997 © Lisa Mary Syverson, 1997 In presenting this thesis in partial fulfilment of the requirements for an advanced degree at the University of British Columbia, I agree that the Library shall make it freely available for reference and study. I further agree that permission for extensive copying of this thesis for scholarly purposes may be granted by the head of my department or by his or her representatives. It is understood that copying or publication of this thesis for financial gain shall not be allowed without my written permission. Department of A ^ o h i ToCvTutf-Q The University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada Date DE-6 (2/88) ABSTRACT A brief description of the site is first necessary to describe the premise of this project. The site is composed of three 75' by 120' city lots on Homer Street, just north of Dunsmuir Street. Each of its shorter ends is faced by a park - one is adjacent to the new B C Hydro Building, the other is Cathedral Square. This project incorporates landscape elements (a bed of trees, a trough of water, a central court, a swimming pool) within the organization of its two programmes. Several landscape elements are positioned in relation to the end conditions of the site, others act as transitional devices to lead one through the building. Issues of scale are raised in their reading as components of the constructed urban park, as well as individual devices which frame specific spaces of the building. ii T A B L E OF CONTENTS Title Page i Abstract ii Table of Contents iii Isometric of site and Section through Dunsmuir Street 1 Conceptual model along Homer Street 2 Building Diagram 3 Ground Floor Plan 4 Mezzanine Level Plan and Courtyard Level Plan 5 Fifth Floor Plan and Eighth Floor Plan ' 6 Homer Street Elevation 7 Passageway Elevation _ ' 8 Hotel Elevation 9 Longitudinal Section Looking North-East 10 Cross Section Looking North-West 11 View of Water Trough and Stairs to Mezzanine Level 12 Stacks and Carrels in the Reference Area 13 Upper Hotel Lobby 14 Site Model, View from Homer Street 15 Site Model, View from Cathedral Square 16 Detail Model, Overall View 17 iii 1 2 3 4 m s i Homer Street Elevation Scale 1/8"- r o " ^^-is A Working Ccntrr and Small Business Hotel Lisa Sj-icrson Mav 1997 Scale 1/8'- l'O" 7 Passageway Elevation Scale 1/8"- VO" viJ&yis A Working Centre and Small Business Hotel 8 • n CO en DP • p DO-.Dp Hotel Elevation .Scale 1/8"- l'O" 9 10 W -n . " i 4 t if 'tit?' r v • 11 of Water Trougli and Stairs to Mezzanine Level 12 I 13 Upper Hotel Lobby 15 16 17 

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