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1. Chuhadia, Shubham. An Architecture of Verticality.

Degree: M. Arch., Industrial Design, 2018, Virginia Tech

One of the chief characteristics of a high-rise building is its verticality. However, it seems that most high-rise buildings do not directly pursue the architecture of verticality. Moreover, verticality is rarely perceived within this building type. This thesis investigates the potential of verticality in a residential high-rise building. Together with the aspect of verticality, the thesis pursues an idea that even in a residential high-rise, the sense of community that typically exists in low-rise settlements on the ground and other connections to the outside can be at least partially preserved. In summary, the proposal aims the architecture to celebrate the verticality of the high-rise as a part of the skyline, expressing the verticality through its facade. For the dwellers, sky gardens offer a sense of verticality with constructed views connecting the outside world. Six two-story-apartments adjoin the sky garden with a double height living room suggesting the apartments in a high rise shouldn't be flats. This double height vertical space extends into the balcony spaces suggesting a local verticality at the apartment level. Advisors/Committee Members: Schnoedt, Heinrich (committeechair), Jones, Kevin William (committee member), Jones, James R (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Verticality; High-rise; Mumbai; India

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Chuhadia, S. (2018). An Architecture of Verticality. (Masters Thesis). Virginia Tech. Retrieved from

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Chuhadia, Shubham. “An Architecture of Verticality.” 2018. Masters Thesis, Virginia Tech. Accessed December 09, 2018.

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Chuhadia, Shubham. “An Architecture of Verticality.” 2018. Web. 09 Dec 2018.


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