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River Machine: A Balcony For The City, Nicole Anne Drelich 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

River Machine: A Balcony For The City, Nicole Anne Drelich

Masters Theses

The city of Knoxville, as it is today, lacks a certain level of connection with the Tennessee River. The goal of this thesis project is to identify the source of development away from the river, and to design a waterfront intervention, which will reflect community goals, as well as pay respect to the factors that have driven the development of Knoxville in the past.

Through the study of Knoxville’s history, one can see a clear change in the geographical and social condition of the Tennessee River in Knoxville. Through the innovation of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the riverbanks were ...


Speculative Future Metabolic Architecture, Haley Erin Moore 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Speculative Future Metabolic Architecture, Haley Erin Moore

Masters Theses

Speculating the implications of a metabolic architecture provides a platform for thinking about a new way of future building. Disaster scenarios such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, nuclear fallouts, and others are unavoidable events. Instead of building compressively, meaning building to defend against scenarios such as disasters, the future should include building in the way a natural system behaves, in flux, with material dependencies, and as an output produced from the exchange of materials, reactions, or responses that occur in a metabolism. Architecture must be thought of as an output of a metabolism, an altered input, where this output is unknown ...


Contextual Typologies: Synthesizing Timeless Architecture Typological Details In The Classical Urban Fabric Of Charleston, South Carolina, Denver George Sells 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Contextual Typologies: Synthesizing Timeless Architecture Typological Details In The Classical Urban Fabric Of Charleston, South Carolina, Denver George Sells

Masters Theses

The purpose of this thesis project is to explore the creation of a methodology as a tool and means of making an objective analysis out of a subjective design issue. This thesis deals with public perceptions of architecture and design, specifically Clemson University School of Architecture’s new Spaulding Paolozzi Center in Charleston, South Carolina, designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture, and what ultimately led to its redaction from the Board of Architectural Reviewers in Charleston. In order to do so, case studies of other classical cities will be examined and compared to the historic urban fabric of ...


La Puertas Y Ventanas De Duchamp: Fresh Widow, Bagarre D'Austerlitz, Puerta: 11 Rue Larrey, La Puerta Gradiva, Etant Donnés, Daniel Naegele 2016 Iowa State University

La Puertas Y Ventanas De Duchamp: Fresh Widow, Bagarre D'Austerlitz, Puerta: 11 Rue Larrey, La Puerta Gradiva, Etant Donnés, Daniel Naegele

Daniel J. Naegele

Cuando utilizamos el sistema de categorías para reflexionar sobre el arte de Marcel Duchamp, nos enfrentamos a una aparente paradoja: de un modo simultáneo, nos conduce y, a la vez, se resiste a la clasificación. Esta característica aparece en toda su obra. Es una cualidad que encontramos en cada pieza y en la obra en su conjunto. Se examinará esta cuestión, poniendo uno al lado del otro cinco trabajos de Duchamp: Fresh widow (1920), Bagarre d’Austerlitz (1921), Puerta: 11 rue Larrey (1927), las puertas de la galería Gradiva de André Breton (1937) y la puerta del Etant donnés (1946-1966 ...


Excursus On Contessa Priuli, With Postscript, Colin Rowe, Daniel Naegele 2016 Iowa State University

Excursus On Contessa Priuli, With Postscript, Colin Rowe, Daniel Naegele

Daniel J. Naegele

I have dedicated this collection of essays to the memory of Contessa Lilian Priuli-Bon because I begin to understand that, unless I myself make notice of her, hers was a life and a sensibility – a remarkable historical intelligence – which likely will remain without record.


Drawing-Over: Une Vie Decantée. Le Corbusier Y Louis Soutter, Daniel Naegele 2016 Iowa State University

Drawing-Over: Une Vie Decantée. Le Corbusier Y Louis Soutter, Daniel Naegele

Daniel J. Naegele

Louis Soutter, primo de Le Corbusier, era un afamado violinista que, al final de su vida, fue internado en un sanatorio suizo. Soutter amaba dibujar. Sus figuras humanas, lascivas y alargadas, flotan juntas como un fluido, extendiéndose de arriba a abajo y de margen a margen, decorando cualquiera de las superficies que Soutter cubría. Cuando Le Corbusier dio a Soutter copias de sus afamados libros, rápidamente ‘sobredibujó’ en sus imágenes. Sus dibujos no anulaban el texto visual, sino que lo comentaban. Resultaba una intrigante dialéctica. En un artículo de 1936 de la revista Minotaure, Le Corbusier describía con benevolencia a ...


Encontrando Rostros, Daniel Naegele 2016 Iowa State University

Encontrando Rostros, Daniel Naegele

Daniel J. Naegele

Mandoline et guitare (Picasso, 1924) es un cuadro ambiguo, construido conscientemente como una cabeza encubierta, oculta. Esta lectura secundaria de la obra cuestiona el contenido obvio de la lectura primaria, la naturaleza muerta. La ambigüedad fomenta la conciencia de la percepción visual del espectador. Una lección en la naturaleza de la representación, la pintura emana un sentido de lo extraño. Está secretamente habitada, reuniendo un valor de culto y de exposición, insistiendo en que “otros mundos” están localizados dentro del mundo que conocemos. ¿Puede una ambigüedad y sugerencia de otros mundos de este tipo presentarse en el caso de la ...


Book Review: Perriand, Charlotte. Charlotte Perriand: A Life Of Creation (New York: The Monacelli Press, 2003) And Mcleod, Mary. Charlotte Perriand: An Art Of Living (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003)., Daniel Naegele 2016 Iowa State University

Book Review: Perriand, Charlotte. Charlotte Perriand: A Life Of Creation (New York: The Monacelli Press, 2003) And Mcleod, Mary. Charlotte Perriand: An Art Of Living (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003)., Daniel Naegele

Daniel J. Naegele

Although she is often considered one of the 20th century's most renowned women in architecture, Charlotte Perriand (1903 -1999) was not an architect- she regarded herself as an interior designer and took issue with those who thought her merely a furruture designer. Her best-known interior was a temporary installation that she and Pierre Jeanneret completed while in the atelier of Le Cor busier for the 1929 Paris Salon d'Automne exhibition. In that same year, in collaboration with Le Corbusier and Jeanneret, she designed three chairs: the chaise-longue, grand confort, and fauteuil a dossier basculant. All were essential "equipment ...


Letter On "Urban Mining", Rumiko Handa 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Letter On "Urban Mining", Rumiko Handa

Architecture Program: Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity

“Urban mining” (in “Source material”) may be a new term, but we have a long history of repurposing layers of a building that has become obsolete. Ise Shrine in Japan is rebuilt every 20 years; each time, dismantled columns, beams, and other components are bestowed upon other shrines, which reuse them in high veneration. The Coliseum had been a mine for stone and metal since the fourth century, and in 1452, Pope Nicholas V, intending to rebuild Rome, reportedly removed 2,522 cartloads damaged by an earlier earthquake. The ancient arena’s travertine can be found in buildings throughout the ...


Reforming Recreation, Rob Whitehead 2016 Iowa State University

Reforming Recreation, Rob Whitehead

Rob Whitehead

A college campus is always in motion, and its students are rarely still. In this surrogate village, certain buildings have only a particular set of uses and users, so students are constantly moving around to find the various places, spaces, and faces that offer them the knowledge, rest, sustenance, and entertainment they need—ideally a little bit of each, conveniently offered in various locations, throughout their day.


Tectonics, Tolerances, And Time: Examining Eero Saarinen’S And Mies Van Der Rohe’S Buildings At Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, Rob Whitehead 2016 Iowa State University

Tectonics, Tolerances, And Time: Examining Eero Saarinen’S And Mies Van Der Rohe’S Buildings At Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, Rob Whitehead

Rob Whitehead

Due to the unprecedented expansion of postwar enrollments at colleges and universities in America, campuses nationwide expanded rapidly and embraced the efficiency in construction, performance, and expression offered by Modern architecture. The resulting buildings favored a language of simplicity and honesty, eschewing traditional means of material expression and construction in favor of an expressive, elemental language featuring exposed assembly systems and tight dimensional tolerances. Unfortunately, time has revealed the inherent fragility of this approach.

Campuses nationwide, including Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, face massive challenges in the preservation and remediation of these buildings. After WWII, Drake added sixteen new ...


L’Architecture Des Premières Maisons Européennes D’Alger, 1830-1865, Asma Hadjilah 2016 Ecole polytechnique d'architecture et d'urbanisme d'Alger

L’Architecture Des Premières Maisons Européennes D’Alger, 1830-1865, Asma Hadjilah

Artl@s Bulletin

Dès 1830, la présence française à Alger apporta un changement notable dans paysage architectural de la ville. La construction de maisons européennes en constitue le trait le plus manifeste. Leurs premiers modèles sont élevés au sein même de la ville ottomane, principalement dans sa partie basse. Nous tentons dans cet article d’éclairer certains aspects de ce type d’habitat. Pour ce faire, nous nous appuierons sur les trois outils de travail nécessaires à l’étude de l’architecture mineure, à savoir le parcellaire, le gabarit et l’ordonnancement. Par ailleurs, on interrogera le débat sur la circulation internationale des ...


Provisional Capital: National And Urban Identity In The Architecture And Planning Of Bonn, 1949-1979, Samuel L. Sadow 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Provisional Capital: National And Urban Identity In The Architecture And Planning Of Bonn, 1949-1979, Samuel L. Sadow

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation explores the physical transformation of Bonn in the postwar period, with a particular focus on the 1960s and 1970s, as the city accommodated the West German federal government. Bonn’s long campaign in the 1960s to redraw its municipal borders and the federal government’s construction of several high-rises in the city and its neighbor, Bad Godesberg, were the most concrete markers of Bonn’s evolution as a capital city in this period. The complex political processes and sometimes bitter conflicts behind each of these developments paralleled the gradual and successful entrenchment of democracy in the Federal Republic ...


Windows On The World: The Aesthetics Of Difference In Neoliberal New York, Nicholas Gamso 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Windows On The World: The Aesthetics Of Difference In Neoliberal New York, Nicholas Gamso

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation seeks to refine critical methods for interpreting global cities and their cultures, charting an aesthetic history of neoliberal New York — from the 1929 regional plan to the present. Surveying a range of literature, art criticism, and planning discourse, I argue that the global has served as the dominant motif of spatial production and political power during this watershed era. I trace this argument through analyses of midcentury planning’s global spatial imaginings, gentrification and imperial metaphor, transnational encounter in World literature, and the city’s contemporary waste and recourse imaginaries. While I follow the Marxist account of the ...


Classics And Rockefeller Center: John D. Rockefeller Jr. And The Use Of Classicism In Public Space, Jared A. Simard 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Classics And Rockefeller Center: John D. Rockefeller Jr. And The Use Of Classicism In Public Space, Jared A. Simard

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation situates the mythologically-inspired artwork of Rockefeller Center in the classical education of its sole proprietor, John D. Rockefeller Jr. I argue that his extensive classical education at the Browning School and Brown University led to an adult interest in the Classics. Through extensive, original archival research at the Rockefeller Archive Center and the Rockefeller Center Archive Center, I demonstrate that this interest was expressed through his philanthropy of prestigious institutions such as the American Academy in Rome, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and the excavations of the Athenian Agora. Colonial Williamsburg and Versailles are also ...


The Chorro Valley Trail From Cal Poly To Cuesta College, Nichole M. Garner 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Chorro Valley Trail From Cal Poly To Cuesta College, Nichole M. Garner

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Report On The 2016 Society Of Architectural Historians Conference, Jacqueline Spafford 2016 University of California, Santa Barbara

Report On The 2016 Society Of Architectural Historians Conference, Jacqueline Spafford

VRA Bulletin

The 69th Society of Architectural Historians conference was held April 6-10, 2016 in Pasadena, California. The conference was an international gathering of nearly 800 architectural historians, architects, historic preservationist, information professionals, and commercial partners. In the two days of sessions, 212 scholarly papers were presented. In addition, there were round tables, special interest group meetings, highlighted talks, and two days of tours.


James Joyce Run: Good Puzzle Would Be Cross Dublin Without Passing A Pub, Barry Sheehan 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

James Joyce Run: Good Puzzle Would Be Cross Dublin Without Passing A Pub, Barry Sheehan

Academic Articles

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.

In Ulysses Leopold Bloom thinks Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub. This piece creates a running narrative that does just that, linking Cabra where the Joyce family lived on the north side of Dublin, with Shelbourne Road on the south side and where ...


The Vital Ambiguity Of Surface: Culturally Determined Notions Of Metaphor And Performance In Contemporary Building Material, Christopher T. Campbell 2016 Washington University in St. Louis

The Vital Ambiguity Of Surface: Culturally Determined Notions Of Metaphor And Performance In Contemporary Building Material, Christopher T. Campbell

Graduate School of Art Theses

This thesis investigates the systems and information decipherable within a material surface; more specifically, those ideas of value, performance, and function we may infer from the surface of contemporary building materials. When these materials are reduced to their flattened image, the cosmetic facade of a surface has the capacity to inform as well as deceive. Additionally, we may see in materials outward properties, such as color or tactility, the capacity for metaphor and the application of a symbolic personhood. This thesis seeks to comprehend the ways in which these expectations become fodder for complication and paradox, and promote a perceptual ...


De-Westernizing The Far East, Jericho K. Kakaio-Edwards 2016 The University of San Francisco

De-Westernizing The Far East, Jericho K. Kakaio-Edwards

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Isolated by the Tibetan highlands which frame Yunnan’s northwest fringes, the ethnic minorities who call the region home live in rural settings ranging from rice-terraced fields to tropical forests; lifestyle unchanged for hundreds of years. However, with globalization causing an exposure to western standards of living, in conjunction with the country’s predisposition towards all things foreign, the people of Yunnan have begun forgoing generations of vernacular architecture in favor of modern materials and regionally defunct construction methods. Here, we will seek to address this foible of architectural development by offering theoretical construction methods for housing types found throughout ...


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