Victoria Harbour In Hong Kong: 150 Years, 2015 Claremont Colleges
Victoria Harbour In Hong Kong: 150 Years, Vivian Ngo
The STEAM Journal
The image depicts the changes to the coastline of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong in the past 150 years. The historic photo shows a developing commercial harbour during the colonial time; overlaid with a sketch of the current skyscraper filled metropolitan city after 150 years of land reclamation.
The Eve Of A New Age: Alejo Carpentier And The New World Baroque, 2015 University of Alberta
The Eve Of A New Age: Alejo Carpentier And The New World Baroque, Stephen A. Cruikshank
Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos
Discussions of the Neobaroque began to find an important position in Latin American circles during the twentieth century. The goal of these discussions was a reassessment of an American identity by using the Baroque as a historical catalyst for cultural transformation. One of the prominent figures during this period who connected the Baroque with questions revolving around Latin American identity was the Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier. The following article examines Carpentier's theories on the New World Baroque taken from various essays published in La novela lationamericana en visperas de un nuevo siglo (1981). Through these essays, Carpentier's ...
Estetica Urbana De Una Polarizacion, 2015 The University of Western Ontario
Estetica Urbana De Una Polarizacion, Edgar E. Yanez
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This work examines the changes in the Venezuelan city of Caracas during the Bolivarian Revolution during the years 1999 through 2013, under the rule of Hugo Chavez Frias (1954-2013). Stressed by a profound polarization (commonly interpreted as political), this period brought aesthetic and spatial changes, which have affected the life and perception of the city. From a neo-populist discourse inspired by the idea of the establishment of the republic under a socialist model, the Bolivarian Revolution has stripped issues that affect the sense and urban rooting such as identity, racial segregation or class struggle in addition to political differences. Reflecting ...
Postwar Residential New Towns In Japan: Constructing Modernism, 2015 Washington University in St Louis
Postwar Residential New Towns In Japan: Constructing Modernism, Michelle L. Hauk
Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design Theses
In 1963, Japan passed the New Residential Town Development Act prompting the construction of publicly constructed large-scale residential satellite towns across the nation in response to a severe housing crisis. Addressing two case studies, Senri New Town near Osaka and Tama New Town outside of Tokyo, this thesis examines the historical and social context of the design and construction of postwar new towns by tracing the institutional, intellectual, and architectural histories that shaped their urban form. Senri New Town, the first to be built in Japan, exemplified the model for the postwar new town while Tama New Town, the largest ...
Book Review: Hendrik W. Dey, The Afterlife Of The Roman City: Architecture And Ceremony In Late Antiquity And The Early Middle Ages, Jelena Bogdanović
Architecture Publications and Papers
The latest book by Hendrik W. Dey examines the afterlife of the Roman city in the territories of the erstwhile Roman Empire until roughly the ninth century. As a scholar with multiple threads of training in classics, Dey writes his book with a strong archaeological research method that emphasizes the perseverance of urban paradigms of the Greco-Roman world beyond literary tropes or oversimplified economical and demographical analyses. The Afterlife of the Roman City looks in particular at monumental architecture and urban topography by highlighting their importance in the definition of the urban space as a place of ceremonial manifestations of ...
Layers Of Staro Sajmište [Re]Opening Dialog, 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Layers Of Staro Sajmište [Re]Opening Dialog, Jared Samuel Wilkins
This research analyzes and tests the application of a process driven memorial intervention on the contested territory of Staro Sajmište, Novi Belgrade’s former 1937 International Exposition Fairgrounds that was adapted into a concentration camp in 1941. Today, Staro Sajmište exists as makeshift living for an impoverished community. Traditional memorial and conservation efforts have been attempted on the site over the last 60 years; however, none have achieved an appropriate depth of impact. I propose to revisit Staro Sajmište through an intervention not recognized as a literal memorial, but rather as the transformation and re-appropriation of the urban fabric into ...
Network-Based Development In Chattanooga, Tennessee: Processes And Potentials, 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Network-Based Development In Chattanooga, Tennessee: Processes And Potentials, Kathryn Ansley Taylor
Chattanooga is a city of networks. The goal of this project is to provide examples of how developers, by tapping into Chattanooga’s most vital networks, can create buildings that speak to the city’s unique character, build interest in the city, and foster a stronger future for Chattanooga.
Chattanooga has four networks that serve as its backbone. They are the Cultural Network, the Blue Green Network, the Fiber Optic Network and the Dwelling Network. These networks are linkages between people and places, bound by common hopes and affinities. They are platforms for social connection, economic growth and physical change ...
Forgotten Infrastructure: The Future Of The Industrial Mundane, 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Forgotten Infrastructure: The Future Of The Industrial Mundane, Whitney Ann Manahan
The typical cycle of industrial use, disuse, and abandonment is no longer acceptable or feasible. This thesis investigates phased remediation and conversion of petrochemical structures and their respective sites with the intention of increasing both the socioeconomic vitality and environmental quality of the area.
The oil silo is an intriguing object and industrial artifact. Being close to one of these massive structures is captivating and there is something truly exciting and thought provoking about inhabiting a space that was clearly not meant for humans. These are qualities that provide opportunities to connect people with a site and create a place ...
The Bayreuth Festspielhaus: The Metaphysical Manifestation Of Wagner's Der Ring Des Nibelungen, 2015 University of Ottawa
The Bayreuth Festspielhaus: The Metaphysical Manifestation Of Wagner's Der Ring Des Nibelungen, Matthew Timmermans
Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology
This essay explores how the architectural design of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus effects the performance of Wagner’s later operas, specifically Der Ring des Nibelungen. Contrary to Wagner’s theoretical writings, which advocate equality among the various facets of operatic production (Gesamtkuntswerk), I argue that Wagner’s architectural design elevates music above these other art forms. The evidence lies within the unique architecture of the house, which Wagner constructed to realize his operatic vision. An old conception of Wagnerian performance advocated by Cosima Wagner—in interviews and letters—was consciously left by Richard Wagner. However, I juxtapose this with Daniel Barenboim ...
Medieval Architectures For Religious Tourism And Hospitality Along The Pilgrimage Routes Of Northern Italy, 2015 Politecnico di Torino
Medieval Architectures For Religious Tourism And Hospitality Along The Pilgrimage Routes Of Northern Italy, Silvia Beltramo
International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage
Sacred spaces are, and have always been, places of reception: hospitality is in fact a precept of God. Many biblical passages remind us of this, such as the one (Gen 18, 4-5) in which Abraham welcomes three guests, washes their feet and offers them a piece of bread and a place to rest under a tree. Saint Benedict too, in chapter 53 of the Rule, insisted on the need to honour pilgrims and travellers, who should be welcomed with a charitable service ready for devotion and stated that all guests who entered the monastery should be received as if they ...
Green School, Healthy School? The Role Of Children In Post-Occupancy Evaluation To Determine Indoor Air Quality In Classrooms, Andrea S. Wheeler
Andrea S. Wheeler
Issues of internal and external air pollution, common diseases afflicting children, and concerns for optimizing learning potential are all important factors to consider in post-occupancy evaluations of air quality in schools. However, children’s perspectives on air quality are largely overlooked. Developing an appropriate methodology to include children is both important and institutionally difficult. This paper examines child-friendly methods of conducting post-occupancy examination of indoor air quality in school settings. It proposes interdisciplinary work on post-occupancy methodologies, engaging with social-science literature on research with children. The paper identifies barriers to the development of an inclusive post-occupancy methodology that can collect ...
Change Over Time: Neatline And The Study Of Architectural History, 2015 University of Virginia
Change Over Time: Neatline And The Study Of Architectural History, Lisa A. Reilly
This article discusses how the usual study of architecture from the perspective of a single moment in time, usually the moment of its creation is limiting. New methodologies make it possible to add to the current rich variety of approaches available to the architectural historian in order to consider the dynamic history of the forms we study. This problem can be resolved in part through the use of digital tools, in particular Neatline, (www.neatline.org) which allows the viewer to see and understand how a building changes over time.
V. Molnár Building The State: Architecture, Politics, And State Formation In Post-War Central Europe. 2013 Routledge 210 Pp. £70.00 (Hardback), Kimberly Elman Zarecor
Architecture Publications and Papers
Postwar architecture in Communist Europe has a reputation for ugliness, shoddy construction, and, through its very existence, complicity with the regimes. Scholars of the built environment have been slow to initiate research on the topic because of judgments about the quality of the architecture itself, as well as an aversion to the politically charged discourse around it. In this ambitious and multidisciplinary book, sociologist Virág Molnár works against these perceptions and decisively argues that our understanding of Communism in Europe must include an analysis of the ‘transformation of the built environment,’ since this transformation ‘was politically mobilized in the service ...
Wired! @ 5 (Years): Visualizing The Past At Duke University, 2015 Duke University
Wired! @ 5 (Years): Visualizing The Past At Duke University, The Wired! Group, Duke University
Wired! is a learning community of faculty, staff, and students at Duke University committed to exploring how digital technologies prompt new approaches to teaching and research in the humanities. Wired! was founded to explore the potential of digital visualization tools for the study of art, architecture and urban space. Digital projects focus on communicating humanities research to a broad public through websites and digital applications.
Wired!’s special focus is the study of visual and material culture: art, architectural, and urban history. Research projects and teaching are based in the Wired! Lab at Duke University, where faculty, staff, and students ...
Exploring Nineteenth Century Church Architecture In Saint Louis, Missouri: 1870-1900, 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Exploring Nineteenth Century Church Architecture In Saint Louis, Missouri: 1870-1900, Rebecca A. Pressimone
Theses from the Architecture Program
Steeplechasing, a seventeenth century pastime in England, was a form of match horse racing. At the time, steeples were the most distinguishable landmarks and were used to indicate the beginning and end of a steeplechase race. Over time, steeplechasing became more of a sport, and has since been turned into a track and field event, however the idea of the steeplechase remains present in architectural development, travel, and tourism. Saint Louis, Missouri—home to close to fifty religious denominations—is not unaccustomed with the design, history and use of a steeple. In Saint Louis, steeples were, and continue to be ...
Ek Tou Homerou Ad Homerum: A Survey Of The Roman Imperial Iconography Of Homer, 2015 Washington University in St Louis
Ek Tou Homerou Ad Homerum: A Survey Of The Roman Imperial Iconography Of Homer, Juan Dopico
Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This thesis evaluates the imagery of Homer in Roman imperial mosaics stemming from the 2nd century AD to the 5th century AD. In doing so, it will show that the Romans perhaps transformed the image of Homer in order that the patron may identify himself as an erudite and intellectual elite. This practice might have strong parallels with literary treatments with Homer during the Second Sophistic, especially among the Platonic philosophical tradition in the imperial period.
As a tool for those wishing to do a systematic analysis of figures in Roman art, mosaics contain some advantages that other ...
The Role Of Healing Gardens, 2015 architecture
The Role Of Healing Gardens, Kalina K. Vander Poel
Student Research Symposium
The objective of this research is to observe the use patterns of a healing garden located on the oncology floor of a pediatric hospital. Use patterns recorded through behavior mapping and tracking focus on collecting data related to the type of user, length of stay, and activity. Three user groups (patient, provider, and visitor) stay an average of eight (8) minutes at Randall Children’s Hospital ranging in activity from sit and relax to actively play. Some findings are concurrent with past research while other findings are not. This research serves as an initial set of data to inform the ...
A Comparative Analysis Of Five Greek Fountain Houses, 2015 College of William and Mary
A Comparative Analysis Of Five Greek Fountain Houses, Maura Brennan
Fountain houses were ubiquitous in Greek agoras in the Archaic and Classical periods. These structures were public and utilitarian, and yet often overlooked when analyzing the components of a Greek agora. This thesis examines five fountain houses across the Greek world, using architectural, archaeological, and literary evidence in order to reach a more holistic understanding of the form and function of these buildings in Greek society.
Permitting Memory, 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Permitting Memory, Cody Alan Rau
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
No abstract provided.
Santa Maria Antiqua: The Amalgamation Of Identity In Early Medieval Rome, 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Santa Maria Antiqua: The Amalgamation Of Identity In Early Medieval Rome, Cayce Davis
Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee
The intent of this investigation is to frame an identity for the church of Santa Maria Antiqua and the urban condition of Rome during the sixth through eighth centuries. Coupling topographical and semiotic information with larger geographic issues, this study interrogates the church and specific individuals associated with it as a way of more comprehensively understanding Santa Maria Antiqua as a visual medium of cultural change and political propaganda. Narrating the complex formation of personal and social identity at the site allows us to understand greater physical and social contexts and explore more thoroughly early Christian Rome.