Making The Gigantic Suburban Residential Complex In Beijing: Political Economy Processes And Everyday Life In The 2010s, 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Making The Gigantic Suburban Residential Complex In Beijing: Political Economy Processes And Everyday Life In The 2010s, Pengfei Li
All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
Suburbanization is an ongoing development process in China. Hundreds of thousands of construction projects are being undertaken in outskirts of most Chinese cities, despite the increasing domestic and international concerns over China’s housing oversupply (Xu, 2010; Gough, 2015; Li, 2015). The suburbanization of China, however, is fundamentally different from the suburbanization of most Western countries, especially the United States, whose massive post-war suburbanization took place as a continuation of its pre-war industrialization and urbanization movements. In the Chinese context, suburbanization is the process of urbanization as well—urbanization and suburbanization have been promoted simultaneously since the 1990s. It is ...
Intelligible Hospitals ( Understanding The Parts = Understanding The Whole), 2017 Kennesaw State University
Intelligible Hospitals ( Understanding The Parts = Understanding The Whole), Giovonni C. Reese
Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year
Healthcare complexes exemplify many features of complex buildings since they expand over time to accommodate growth and the ever increasing specialization of branches of clinical medicine. We understand and use buildings by moving through them. Especially in hospital complexes, intelligibility of movement is critical for the functioning and the interfacing among patients, visitors and healthcare professionals. This thesis focuses on the redesign of the circulation system in Piedmont Hospital complex in Atlanta GA, which has expanded over the years into a sprawling complex labyrinth of pavilions. In 1957, Piedmont started on Peachtree street with just one central building. A series ...
The Artifacts Of Preserving: Housing Echoes Of Silence, 2017 University of Tennessee-Knoxville
The Artifacts Of Preserving: Housing Echoes Of Silence, Jennifer Nicklas
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
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Eulogy To Architecture: The Three-Dimensional Collage City Of Nostalgia, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Eulogy To Architecture: The Three-Dimensional Collage City Of Nostalgia, Molly A. Evans
Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses
In our time of existence on the Earth, human beings have designed and realized beautiful things. As we face the challenges that confront us today, we begin to understand the fragility of humankind’s creations. Many of the world’s cities and buildings lie in ruins, gazed at by tourists, studied by scholars, while more lie buried in the ground for hundreds of years, some never to be rediscovered. Everything around us is an accumulation of knowledge and ideas built upon for centuries, now facing questionable circumstances. Of course, the more recent Aleppo and other Middle Eastern cities have fallen ...
Image And Perception Of The Top Five American Tourist Cities As Represented By Snow Globes, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Image And Perception Of The Top Five American Tourist Cities As Represented By Snow Globes, Caitlin Malloy
Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses
This thesis investigates the connection between popular culture’s perception of place and the physical augmentation of reality. Focusing on the top five tourist cities in America, this disparateness is observed through the lens of a souvenir: the snow globe.
The presentation of the work is broken into two parts: the written portion and the book of diagrams. A total of 45 snow globes (9 for each of the 5 cities) were selected for the study, each carefully analyzed for content to include monuments, colors, text, dimensions, realism, and layout. This resulted in a series of diagrams which graphically express ...
Restoring The Gothic: The Fate Of Medieval Cathedrals In A Divided Germany, 1945 - Present, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Restoring The Gothic: The Fate Of Medieval Cathedrals In A Divided Germany, 1945 - Present, Haley Walton
Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses
At the end of World War II, Germany faced some of the greatest levels of destruction of any country in Europe, leaving their historic cities and iconic architecture in ruin. Across the country, some monuments were restored with the upmost attention to detail, while others were maintained in a state of rubble for decades. Following the 1949 division of the state into West Germany (a democratic republic) and East Germany (a socialist autocracy), most of the rebuilding took place against the backdrop of strong ideological differences. But the two new nations shared a centuries-long history, and, after rehabilitating basic infrastructure ...
Viewing Heaven: Rock Crystal, Reliquaries, And Transparency In Fourteenth-Century Aachen, 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Viewing Heaven: Rock Crystal, Reliquaries, And Transparency In Fourteenth-Century Aachen, Claire Kilgore
Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design
This thesis examines reliquaries and objects associated with medieval Christian practice in fourteenth-century Aachen. The city's cathedral and treasury contain prestigious relics, reliquaries, and liturgical items, aided by its status as the Holy Roman Empire's coronation church. During the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV (r. 1349-1378), reliquaries, pilgrimage, and architecture reflect late medieval interests in vision, optics, and transparency. Two mid-fourteenth century reliquaries from the Aachen Cathedral Treasury, the Reliquary of Charlemagne and the Three-Steepled Reliquary, display relics through rock crystal windows, in contrast to the obscuring characteristics of earlier reliquaries. Not only do the two ...
Lacuna: Transcendence Of The Human Body Through The Space Between, 2017 Dominican University of California
Lacuna: Transcendence Of The Human Body Through The Space Between, Anica Bottom
Honors Theses and Capstone Projects
This essay examines the author’s choreography, Lacuna, and research integral to its representation. During the choreographic process, experimentation of how the human body moves in relation to different architectural space was observed. In collaboration with the cast of dancers, cohesion of personal experiences in particular locations was evaluated: specifically, investigation of how environments has the ability to trigger habits or patterns of movement from both past and present experiences. A closer look at how the body responds on a visceral level to the physical and emotional sense of place is described. Although the choreographic piece, Lacuna, came to be ...
Formative Experiences: Saarinen's Shells And The Evolutionary Impact Of Construction Challenges, 2017 Iowa State University
Formative Experiences: Saarinen's Shells And The Evolutionary Impact Of Construction Challenges, Rob Whitehead
Rob Whitehead, AIA, LEED AP
A half-century ago, Eero Saarinen and Associates collaborated with the structural engineers of Ammann & Whitney in the design, documentation, and oversight of two very different, and completely unprecedented, concrete shell projects: Kresge Auditorium (1951-55) and TWA Terminal (1956-62). The building designs were intentionally anomalous from traditional shell projects, particularly in the manner by which they deviated from conventional structural logic of their forms-albeit in very different ways.
Unsurprisingly, the construction challenges for the projects were equally different and profound, requiring a great deal of innovation and collaboration. Design teams had to devise ways to work collaboratively to address the particular ...
Saarinen’S Shells: The Evolution Of Engineering Influence, 2017 Iowa State University
Saarinen’S Shells: The Evolution Of Engineering Influence, Rob Whitehead
Rob Whitehead, AIA, LEED AP
This paper will examine the collaborative practice relationship between Eero Saarinen & Associates and Ammann & Whitney Engineers during their decade-long partnership in designing and documenting three concrete shell projects: Kresge Auditorium, TWA Terminal, and Dulles Airport Terminal. The variable range of the buildings’ formal expressions can be traced back to a corresponding level of involvement and influence from the structural engineers, resulting in a shift of Saarinen’s designs.
Polygons, Pillars And Pavilions: Discovering Connections Between Geometry And Architecture, 2017 University High School
Polygons, Pillars And Pavilions: Discovering Connections Between Geometry And Architecture, Sean Patrick Madden
Journal of Catholic Education
Crowning the second semester of geometry, taught within a Catholic middle school, the author's students explored connections between the geometry of regular polygons and architecture of local buildings. They went on to explore how these principles apply famous buildings around the world such as the monuments of Washington, D.C. and the elliptical piazza of Saint Peter's Basilica at Vatican City within Rome, Italy.
The Modern Elements Inside Moorish Spatial Design, 2017 Kent State University
The Modern Elements Inside Moorish Spatial Design, Faris Turkistani
Undergraduate Research Symposium
For the duration of 700 years part of the Iberian Peninsula was ruled by Muslims under the name of Al-Andalus. In that period a unique architectural vernacular was established combining the traditional Islamic architecture from cities such as, Damascus, Cairo, and Baghdad, with the locals who have better familiarity with the properties of the land. This combination produced buildings that successfully address the site and its surroundings, and create a healthy, comfortable, and aesthetically unique architecture.
This architectural combination resulted in innovative methods of designing the spatial qualities that was a vast improvement over the architecture of Visigoth. The courtyard ...
Miguel Fisac's Direct Influence In Modern Spanish Architecture Through Concrete Innovation, 2017 Kent State University
Miguel Fisac's Direct Influence In Modern Spanish Architecture Through Concrete Innovation, Jessica Schultz
Undergraduate Research Symposium
During the late 1900’s, Spain encountered a new spirit and sense of optimism, one phase of which was ushered in by Franco’s dictablanda. This new leniency allowed for more freedom in not only politics or social constructs, but also architecture. One very obvious example of this optimism in architecture is illustrated through Miguel Fisac’s bone architecture.
Miguel Fisac searched for innovative ways to create architectural and structural details. His bone-like structures varied in size depending on the building, but Fisac’s architecture always embodied a natural sense of structure, due to his continued use of hollow prestressed ...
Margaret C. Flinn. The Social Architecture Of French Cinema, 1929-1939. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2014., Hazel Hahn
Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature
Review of Margaret C. Flinn. The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929-1939. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2014.
Leandro Erlich: Towards A Collaborative Relationship Between Architecture And Art, 2016 The University of San Francisco
Leandro Erlich: Towards A Collaborative Relationship Between Architecture And Art, Isabel Tassara
Master's Projects and Capstones
For this Museum Studies capstone project, I presented and developed a proposal and project plan for an exterior interactive exhibition of an Argentinean artist, Leandro Erlich, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) in San Francisco, California. After researching diverse conflicts between architects and artists in the art museum context, my goal was to show an approach in which art can “dialogue” with the exterior features of the CJM’s cutting edge building. To be presented on the courtyard entrance of the Libeskind construction, the exhibition that I propose will potentially prove that an effective relationship can be established outside the ...
The Shenzhen Activist Program`, 2016 Syracuse University
The Shenzhen Activist Program`, Hyunggyu Kim, Jae Hyun Kim
Architecture Senior Theses
There is a gap between being an architecture student in western countries and working as an architect in underrepresented communities. Architect Teddy Cruz defines the role of an activist architect as "expanded mode of practice", and the task of "deigning the protocols or the interfaces between communities and spaces".
This thesis contends that architecture schools need to continue to embrace the widely-accepted norm of studios studying abroad and working in an international studio. Current study abroad programs tend to skew towards being touristic field trips and there is not a curriculum or programmatic investment in cultivating relationships between the visiting ...
Pivot Dublin: A Discussion On The Bid For Dublin To Become World Design Capital, 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology
Pivot Dublin: A Discussion On The Bid For Dublin To Become World Design Capital, Barry Sheehan, Ali Grehan
In this article, Barry Sheehan interviews Dublin City Architect, Ali Grehan, about PIVOT Dublin, the bid for World Design Council, how and why it came about, what happened to the bid and where PIVOT Dublin is now.
Research And Study Of Fashion And Costume History Spanning From Ancient Egypt To Modern Day, 2016 Morehead State University
Research And Study Of Fashion And Costume History Spanning From Ancient Egypt To Modern Day, Kaitlyn E. Dennis Miss
Through a generous donation to Morehead State University, research has been conducted on thousands of slides containing images of artwork and artifacts of historical significance. These images span from Egyptian hieroglyphs to the inaugural dress of every first lady of the United States. The slides are in the process of being recorded and catalogued for future use by students in hopes of furthering academic comprehension and awareness of the influence of fashion and costume history through the ages. Special thanks to the family of Gretel Geist Rutledge, faculty mentor Denise Watkins, as well as the Department of Music, Theatre, and ...
James Joyce Dubliners Run: He Went Through The Narrow Alley Of Temple Bar Quickly, 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology
James Joyce Dubliners Run: He Went Through The Narrow Alley Of Temple Bar Quickly, Barry Sheehan
I write a blog www.jj21k.com which looks at the works of James Joyce, the environment which he wrote about and changes that have taken place since he wrote about them. The blogposts are predominantly about Dublin. As part of discovering Dublin by reading and Running I have written several longer pieces.
This piece creates a running narrative that runs through each of the Dubliners stories, physically connecting them and making observation on them and the city of Dublin.
You can see more background information and other posts on www.jj21k.com.
Seeing What Is Not There Yet: Le Corbusier And The Architectural Space Of Photographs, 2016 Iowa State University
Seeing What Is Not There Yet: Le Corbusier And The Architectural Space Of Photographs, Daniel Naegele
Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) was both a great architect and a graphic designer par excellence. Though he built only 62 buildings, he wrote 56 books, including 8 volumes of his renowned Œuvre Complete, reports on himself that he published every five years beginning in 1929. The Œuvre Complete featured photographs of buildings designed by Le Corbusier. Though Le Corbusier, himself, did not take the photographs, he did select them, crop them, edit them, and place them on the books' pages together with other photographs, text, titles, page numbers, and drawings. Le Corbusier understood that photography, rather than simply picturing an architecture ...