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Building In The Piedmont Watersheds – Outside And Inside, Walter Cressler 2014 West Chester University

Building In The Piedmont Watersheds – Outside And Inside, Walter Cressler

Walt Cressler

No abstract provided.


Preserving The Historic Garden Suburb: Case Studies From London And New York, Jeffrey A. Kroessler 2014 University of South Florida

Preserving The Historic Garden Suburb: Case Studies From London And New York, Jeffrey A. Kroessler

Suburban Sustainability

The garden city or garden suburb was a response to the social and environmental ills of cities at the turn of the twentieth century. Letchworth Garden City, Hampstead Garden Suburb, and Welwyn Garden City were built outside London in the early 1900s, and each remains a highly desirable place of residence today. From the start, each was tightly regulated, and remains so a century later. By protecting the appearance and enhancing property values, the strict application of historic preservation principles contribute to the long-term sustainability of each place. Similar garden suburbs were built in the borough of Queens in New ...


Travelling In Turkey, Fathi Habashi 2014 SelectedWorks

Travelling In Turkey, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

The peninsula that lies between the Black and Mediterranean seas, called Asia Minor by the Romans and Anatolia by the Greeks, was one of the crossroads of ancient civilizations. The fall of Constantinople in 1453 was a turning point in the history of mankind. Visits to Istanbul, Ankara, Eskisehir given together with the history of the country. Mineral resources of the country is briefly outlined.


Redevelopment Of Urban Village In Shenzhen, HANG ZHOU 2014 SelectedWorks

Redevelopment Of Urban Village In Shenzhen, Hang Zhou

hang@art.umass.edu

Urban Villages are a specific phenomenon raised in modern China due to the high-speed economic development and urbanization in recent three decades. And there are social, economic, cultural and architectural transformations happened in these villages during these years. They appear on both the outskirts and the downtown segments of major cities, and surrounded by skyscrapers, transportation infrastructures, and other modern urban constructions. They are commonly inhabited by the poor and transient.

Most of Urban Villages are heavily populated, overdeveloped, and lack of basic infrastructure. Some villages' building density is higher than 70%. They are composed of overcrowded multi-story buildings from ...


Between Regional And National Identity: Spectacle And Festival In Modern Japan, Sean H. McPherson 2013 Bridgewater State University

Between Regional And National Identity: Spectacle And Festival In Modern Japan, Sean H. Mcpherson

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

Distinctive cultures of display and spectacle mark the regional diversity of Japanese festivals. At the same time, material and ritual links among these traditions speak to broader forces of cultural standardization and commodification. This paper examines the mobile architecture and wood sculpture of festival floats (dashi) in central Japan as discursive and material markers of the connections between local Shintō festivals (matsuri) and broader agendas of nationalism in modern Japan. The Chita peninsula in Aichi prefecture is famous for dashimatsuri, Shintō shrine festivals featuring the procession of huge, wheeled floats called dashi. I argue that the recurrent reinvention of festive ...


City Of Syracuse Historic Resources Survey: Washington Square Neighborhood, Volume 1, Samuel D. Gruber Dr., Bruce G. Harvey Dr. 2013 Syracuse University

City Of Syracuse Historic Resources Survey: Washington Square Neighborhood, Volume 1, Samuel D. Gruber Dr., Bruce G. Harvey Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Historical overview and map analysis of the Washington Square Neighborhood of Syracuse, New York, originally the Village of Salina settled in the late 18th century. The survey also includes block by block descriptions and identification of sites eligible for local and or National Register historic designation.


City Of Syracuse Historic Resources Survey: Washington Square Neighborhood, Volume 2: Survey Forms, Samuel D. Gruber Dr., Bruce G. Harvey Dr. 2013 Syracuse University

City Of Syracuse Historic Resources Survey: Washington Square Neighborhood, Volume 2: Survey Forms, Samuel D. Gruber Dr., Bruce G. Harvey Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Historical overview and map analysis of the Washington Square Neighborhood of Syracuse, New York, originally the Village of Salina settled in the late 18th century. The survey also includes block by block descriptions and identification of sites eligible for local and or National Register historic designation.


Working With Paul Rudolph To Make Rudolph Work: Reclaiming, Conserving, And Adapting Sarasota High School (1958), Katherine Marie Armstrong 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Working With Paul Rudolph To Make Rudolph Work: Reclaiming, Conserving, And Adapting Sarasota High School (1958), Katherine Marie Armstrong

Masters Theses

Sarasota High School, designed by Paul Rudolph in 1958, physically embodies the central ideas of Regional Modernism that developed in Sarasota, Florida in the 1940s and 50s. Covered breezeways, monumental sunshades, deep overhangs, and sliding glass doors promote natural ventilation and sun shading as ways to deal with Florida’s hot climate. As an example of progressive architecture of the time, it is a seminal work of Rudolph’s and significant to Sarasota’s architectural legacy of climatically responsive, modernist buildings that captured international attention.

Sixty years later, Sarasota High School is now unoccupied and in a state of disrepair ...


Space, Ritual, Event: Constantine's Jubilee Of 326 And Its Implications On Urban Space, Brian Christopher Doherty 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Space, Ritual, Event: Constantine's Jubilee Of 326 And Its Implications On Urban Space, Brian Christopher Doherty

Masters Theses

Architecture has been characterized as the study of space. But this notion presupposes that the edifices created are not irrevocably tied to the activities, the rituals that activate them as part of a greater whole. As a historical example, Constantine's triumph of 312 and the subsequent jubilee celebrations of 326 will be examined in order to illustrate the way in which architecture, literature, and history coincide to further Constantine's imperial legitimacy and usher in a return to solitary rule within the Roman Empire.


Main Street: An Avenue Of Culture And Commerce, Gregory Ralph Morrison 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Main Street: An Avenue Of Culture And Commerce, Gregory Ralph Morrison

Masters Theses

Influenced by theme parks and a desire to “revive” the past, we often nostalgically consider Main Street as a homogeneous entity, relegating its existence to the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries alone. Investigation into the history of Main Streets across the United States, as well as more specific analysis of Main Street in Memphis, TN reveals the fallacy of this assumption. Main Street has had a rich and complex history. Strengthening the presence of this true past, rather than relying solely on its fabricated history, offers a tremendous opportunity for cities to capitalize on their history. To build in a way ...


Reconnect: A New Identity For Suburban Commercial Space, Robert Michael Thew 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Reconnect: A New Identity For Suburban Commercial Space, Robert Michael Thew

Masters Theses

In this thesis, I address a critical situation found today within the American suburbs. Many suburban developments lack human scale and places for community interaction traditionally found in the downtown model of the city. The places of interaction, or forums, are inherent in the downtown model and are built into the block structure, and close to where people live. They promote multiple uses and the healthy interaction of the residents of the community. In the suburban model, the places of interaction are separated from neighborhoods and residences, they are highly insular and geared towards a single purpose, usually shopping.

This ...


The Vestiges Of The Sacred, Benjamin James Wathen 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Vestiges Of The Sacred, Benjamin James Wathen

Architecture Publications and Other Works

As religiosity fades from Western society, a general apathy

has begun to pervade contemporary life. The role of

religion as the orientation point of life (for many people)

has vanished leaving voids within the cultural fabric. The

post-modern movement epitomized this well through the

embrace of a life devoid of purposeful meaning and infinite

interpretation. Through this we have lost the sense

of the sacred and the careful reverence of things higher

than ourselves.

How can architecture induce this sense of the sacred?

Site: Abandoned Railway Tunnel (Detroit to Windsor)

Program: Pedestrian crossing and Contemplative Park

Goal: design a daily ...


The Vestiges Of The Sacred, Benjamin James Wathen 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Vestiges Of The Sacred, Benjamin James Wathen

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Urban Slum As A Model For Sustainable Development: Case Study: Villa 31, Erica Garfinkel 2013 Northeastern University

The Urban Slum As A Model For Sustainable Development: Case Study: Villa 31, Erica Garfinkel

Honors Junior/Senior Projects

No abstract provided.


Architecture Of Textiles: Design Thinking For Local Contexts, Chelsea Brown 2013 Northeastern University

Architecture Of Textiles: Design Thinking For Local Contexts, Chelsea Brown

Honors Junior/Senior Projects

No abstract provided.


Fun-Ctional Mega-Structure: A Formula For What Is Beyond Necessities In East Asian Cities, Sooji Jung 2013 Syracuse University

Fun-Ctional Mega-Structure: A Formula For What Is Beyond Necessities In East Asian Cities, Sooji Jung

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Fumihiko Maki And His Theory Of Collective Form: A Study On Its Practical And Pedagogical Implications, Xi Qiu 2013 Washington University in St. Louis

Fumihiko Maki And His Theory Of Collective Form: A Study On Its Practical And Pedagogical Implications, Xi Qiu

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis seeks to reexamine Fumihiko Maki’s Investigations in Collective Form: 1964) from a historical and educational point of view, speculating the practical and pedagogical implications of Maki’s collective form theory. Firstly, to better understand the formation of both the writer himself and the book, the historical context in the 1950s and 1960s will be unfolded to reveal what Maki had encountered during his formative years that had contributed to his cross-cultural background and had inspired his thoughts in the book. Secondly, the three paradigms and the notion of linkage, as proposed in the book, will be analyzed ...


A Nation In Its Prime: A Pentadic Study Of Walt Disney World's Main Street, U.S.A., Casey Guise 2013 Liberty University

A Nation In Its Prime: A Pentadic Study Of Walt Disney World's Main Street, U.S.A., Casey Guise

Masters Theses

The purpose of this paper is to consider the entrance to Walt Disney World, Main Street, U.S.A., as a rhetorical text and apply Kenneth Burke's dramatistic pentad. Background is provided on rhetorical theory and The Disney Company. Meanings are derived from messages interpreted using semiotics and symbolic interaction within the location. The significance of Main Street, U.S.A., as a replica of historic architecture and an illustration of revival architecture in creating emotive messages is discussed. Further discussion includes the implications of this study on corporations and the field of rhetorical studies in addition to suggestions ...


From Ashes To Architecture: Memorialization At Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Sara Elyse Kaplan 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

From Ashes To Architecture: Memorialization At Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Sara Elyse Kaplan

Graduate Research Symposium (GCUA)

Buchenwald concentration camp, located in Weimar, Germany, was a place of suffering, cruelty and death during World War II and during the first five years of the cold war. As many were tortured and perished there, it has since become a place of remembrance. Being one of the few concentration camps to not be destroyed by the Nazis before they could be liberated, since its final closure in 1950 numerous memorials have been erected to commemorate the events that took place and the people who fell victim to those events. Following several theorists four of the memorials at Buchenwald are ...


The Publicity Of Monticello: A Private Home As Emblem And Means, Benjamin Block 2013 University of Puget Sound

The Publicity Of Monticello: A Private Home As Emblem And Means, Benjamin Block

Summer Research

This paper examines how the private home of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, was, in fact, designed and constructed in many ways as a public building. By examining how Jefferson created the spaces that would have been visited by guests to Monticello, one can see that visitors were intended to have meaningful, affecting experiences at the home. I have broken down the study of these experiences into two parts: the first examines Monticello as a personal emblem of Jefferson’s aesthetic and political philosophy; the second explores Monticello as a means to crafting Jefferson's personal vision of America. I argue that ...


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