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Fabric hybrid building : a renovation hypothesis for Vancouver’s downtown eastside 1998

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FABRIC HYBRID BUILDING: A RENOVATION HYPOTHESIS FOR VANCOUVER'S DOWNTOWN EASTS IDE. by NEVILLE LLEWELLYN DOYLE B.A. (HONS.), The University of Calgary, 1994 A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE in THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES School of Architecture We accept this thesis as conforming to the required standard THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA May 1998 © Neville Llewellyn Doyle, 1998 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 The University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada DE-6 (2/88) ABSTRACT OF DESIGN PROJECT This project attempts to break down categorization and systems of thought based on opposing qualities. Instead, disparate elements are considered to work together to increase their individual properties by creating a new property - a condition comprised of the individual elments yet also surpassing them. The word "hybrid" is appropriated to describe the nature of this investigation - the renovation of a turn-of-the-century warehouse building into a multi-use building. The project attempts to describe how a building that contains a range of disparate pro- grammatic elements can go beyond each element's exclusivity to produce a condition in which the resultant is greater than the sum of the individual parts. The project looks at breaking down specific delimitors of adjacent programmatic elements and promotes cross-fertilization between them with the intended result of blurring the seams that separate one from the other. The intent is to investigate, through a series of minimal moves dictated by the conditions of the site and program, whether a condition of richer and more varied experience can be achieved and, as a result, provide a start for de- fining a condition of architectural hybridity. Due to the size of the building that is investigated, this project focuses on two areas of the building, the insertion of a courtyard and the insertion of a fissure, or crack. The point of these investigations is to provide a tactical solution for the specifi- cities of this particular site while at the same time implying a larger, global strategy that not only infers the remainder of this building but includes similar building types in other locations. ii TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE ii A B S T R A C T O F P R O J E C T PAGEii i TABLE O F C O N T E N T S PAGE 1 PLANS PAGE 2 LONGITUDINAL SECTION A - A PAGE 3 SHORT SECTION B - B PAGE 4 S H O R T SECTION C - C PAGE 5 IMAGES O F SECTIONAL M O D E L A - VIEW FACING E A S T F R O M C.P.R. C U T B - VIEW F R O M S.E. C O R N E R O F MODEL CONTAINING SECTIONAL C U T S A - A AND B - B. C - VIEW O F SECTIONAL C U T A - A. D - VIEW O F SECTIONAL C U T B - B. 1 2  4 


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