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Art And Life - Make Invisible Visible In Cao Changdi Village, Beijing, China, peng zhang 2016 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Art And Life - Make Invisible Visible In Cao Changdi Village, Beijing, China, Peng Zhang

Masters Theses

ABSTRACT

Why do we design architecture? How we design it? Why do we design architecture in this way, not in that way? What‘s the most important characteristic for architecture? How we can identity if architecture has realized all ideas we proposed before? With these questions, with the help from kind professors, I found one interesting place - Cao changdi, Beijing, China. Luckily, I found one interesting street and noticed there are some problems here. I needed to figure out what exactly are the problems and try to solve the problems with architecture.

I found that relations and connections are missing ...


A Period Examination Through Contemporary Energy Analysis Of Kevin Roche’S Fine Arts Center At University Of Massachusetts-Amherst, L Carl Fiocchi Jr 2016 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

A Period Examination Through Contemporary Energy Analysis Of Kevin Roche’S Fine Arts Center At University Of Massachusetts-Amherst, L Carl Fiocchi Jr

Doctoral Dissertations

Studies of buildings belonging to a subset of Modernist architecture, Brutalism, have included discussions pertaining to social and architectural history, critical reception, tectonic form and geometry inspirations, material property selections, period technology limitations, and migration of public perceptions. Evaluations of Brutalist buildings’ energy related performances have been restricted to anecdotal observations with particular focus on the building type’s poor thermal performance, a result of the preferred construction method, i.e. monolithic reinforced concrete used as structure, interior finish and exterior finish. A valid criticism, but one that served to dismiss discussion that the possibility of other positive design strategies ...


From Philadelphia Country House To City Recreation Center: Uncovering The Architectural History Of The Building Known Successively As Blockley Retreat, Kirkbride Mansion, And Lee Cultural Center Through Building Archaeology, Joseph C. Mester 2016 University of Pennsylvania

From Philadelphia Country House To City Recreation Center: Uncovering The Architectural History Of The Building Known Successively As Blockley Retreat, Kirkbride Mansion, And Lee Cultural Center Through Building Archaeology, Joseph C. Mester

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In this thesis, I analyze the Federal style country house, initiated in 1794, that stands today near the corner of 44th Street and Haverford Avenue in West Philadelphia. As it aged, the owners and occupants slowly transformed the country house from a private “country seat” to a public recreation center in the midst of a dense urban neighborhood. I examine the house and its additions, known collectively today as the Lee Cultural Center, through both documentary and material evidence. This building-archaeological approach studies building materials, finishes, and construction technology in order to date and interpret the construction, alteration, use, and ...


A House Fit For A Bee: Historic Apiary Typologies And Technologies, Sonja Jean Lengel 2016 University of Pennsylvania

A House Fit For A Bee: Historic Apiary Typologies And Technologies, Sonja Jean Lengel

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis defined historic apiary typologies and technologies including: bee houses and honey houses, bee shelters, stands, and hives. Because of a strong beekeeping tradition in Philadelphia and its influential role in the advancement of apiculture, this paper researched apiary typologies beginning in Philadelphia and its region. The Rev. L.L. Langstroth, a Philadelphian, experimented with beekeeping methods and technologies, inventing the moveable-frame hive in 1851, which would later make the bee house and other forms of protection unnecessary. Bee manual authors provided various structural forms to protect the hives, produce valuable honey, and aid the beekeeping process. These vernacular ...


El Valle De Los Caídos: Spain’S Inability To Digest Its Historical Memory, Michael Heard Johnson 2016 Bard College

El Valle De Los Caídos: Spain’S Inability To Digest Its Historical Memory, Michael Heard Johnson

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Architectural Constructions Of Memory & The Ruin In Post-1989 Berlin, Gilda Hanna Gross 2016 Bard College

Architectural Constructions Of Memory & The Ruin In Post-1989 Berlin, Gilda Hanna Gross

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Divine Interiors: Meaning, Spirituality, And Evolution In Baptismal Ritual Space., Mirabai Dorothy Bright-Thonney 2016 Bard College

Divine Interiors: Meaning, Spirituality, And Evolution In Baptismal Ritual Space., Mirabai Dorothy Bright-Thonney

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College


Tribal Housing On The Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Marissa L. Ahern 2016 University of Colorado, Boulder

Tribal Housing On The Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Marissa L. Ahern

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis uses the Warm Springs Indian Reservation of Central Oregon as the study site to create a set of guiding principles to establish successful community planning methods within Tribal communities focused on Tribal housing. I relied on (1) the history of Tribal Housing policy in the United States, (2) the history of housing on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, and (3) examples of successful Tribal planning projects on reservations within the United States, to determine the qualities needed for a successful Tribal housing development. The guiding principles are designed to serve as a model for the Confederated Tribes of ...


Urban Juxtaposition: A Precedent Analysis Of New Urbanism In Denver, Colorado, avery lajeunesse 2016 University of Colorado, Boulder

Urban Juxtaposition: A Precedent Analysis Of New Urbanism In Denver, Colorado, Avery Lajeunesse

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The New Urbanist movement embraces neotraditional design principles in an attempt to create a more sustainable urban form; however, some New Urbanist developments, and to some extent their principles, are not progressive enough to make legitimate claims of increasing environmental and social sustainability. In Denver, Colorado New Urbanist neighborhoods are inconsistent with New Urbanist principles; the Stapleton neighborhood, Highland Garden Village, and Riverfront Park are three New Urbanist neighborhoods used in my precedent analysis in order to illustrate these inconsistencies. Riverfront Park accomplishes many of New Urbanisms principles and goals while the Stapleton neighborhood, the largest greyfield development in the ...


The Production Of Space: The Conception, Construction, And Contestation Of Colonial Cuzco, Hanna Le 2016 University of Colorado, Boulder

The Production Of Space: The Conception, Construction, And Contestation Of Colonial Cuzco, Hanna Le

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The imperial Inca Empire (1438 to 1533), Tawantinsuyu, which spanned Panama and most of western South America, was centered in Cuzco in modern-day Peru. After Spanish occupation in 1533, Cuzco began to transition from the former Inca capital into a Spanish colonial cuidad. Thus, in post-Conquest Cuzco, urban planning embodied important cultural and political messages. The brick and mortar of Spanish colonial edifices and the spatial layout of seventeenth-century Cuzco reinforced socio-ethnic order, imperial Spanish authority, and the supremacy of Christianity. However, the city’s inhabitants, Andean native peoples and Spanish colonizers, understood the symbolic and material significance embedded in ...


Architecture That Bows.Pdf, Andreas Luescher 2015 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Architecture That Bows.Pdf, Andreas Luescher

Andreas Luescher

This paper examines the museum dedicated to Pierre Soulages and its relationship with Soulages, the city of Rodez, the Forirail Garden (which is the site of the museum), and the ideas and practices realized by Catalan architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta (RCR). The Musée Soulages is defined by the color black and the luminous fluidity of steel as designed by RCR Arquitectes; it is also aligned with an environmentalecology that literally and figuratively represents the town of Rodez with its Notre-Dame Cathedral. The central thesis is that the Musée Soulages inducts the visitor into a role ...


Greening Cities In An Urbanizing Age: The Human Health Bases In The 19th And Early 21st Centurie, Theodore S. Eisenman 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Greening Cities In An Urbanizing Age: The Human Health Bases In The 19th And Early 21st Centurie, Theodore S. Eisenman

Theodore S. Eisenman

Defined here as the introduction or conservation of outdoor vegetation in cities, urban greening has bloomed
during periods of intensive urbanization. This was true in the nineteenth century and it seems to be the case
again today, as a range of greening practices is co-arising during a third, and perhaps final, period of global
urbanization. Human health has been a recurring theme underlying the enduring aspiration to integrate nature
with city. Using change over time as a conceptual frame, this paper offers a comparative assessment of municipal
greening in the nineteenth and early twenty-first centuries, focusing on the potential implications ...


El Exconvento De La Compañía De Jesús Y Su Integración A Los Requerimientos Del Siglo Xx En El Centro Histórico De Morelia, México, Eder García 2015 Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo

El Exconvento De La Compañía De Jesús Y Su Integración A Los Requerimientos Del Siglo Xx En El Centro Histórico De Morelia, México, Eder García

Eder García


Las instalaciones de la Compañía de Jesús son inmuebles que han sido utilizados para el equipamiento de Morelia en distintas épocas, debido a sus características espaciales y su ubicación en la traza urbana. Han sido parte de las edificaciones históricas utilizadas desde el siglo XIX bajo el criterio de reutilización, en la mayoría de los casos sin un proyecto adecuado de integración y protección del patrimonio arquitectónico. Fue a partir de la década de 1930 que se tuvo un mayor cuidado con los proyectos ejecutados en los sitios históricos, con base en cambios en el sistema legislativo así como el ...


Bringing It All Back Home, Daniel J. Naegele 2015 Iowa State University

Bringing It All Back Home, Daniel J. Naegele

Daniel J. Naegele

A blend of English antiquity with the conveniences of American living, in its combination of informality and prestige and in its appropriateness for highsociety living, the Weeks mansion epitomizes the English Manor House style so popular in the 1920s.


Review: City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin In Urban Renewal America, Anthony Raynsford 2015 San Jose State University

Review: City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin In Urban Renewal America, Anthony Raynsford

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Architecture On Parade: Rejuvenating Venice Biennale, Fan Fang 2015 Syracuse University

Architecture On Parade: Rejuvenating Venice Biennale, Fan Fang

Architecture Thesis Prep

This thesis is interested in speculating on new ways to exhibit architecture. As it is a culturally relevant event, the thesis will borrow strategies in other forms of popular cultural production to determine how to rejuvenate architecture exhibition. Parade and traveling circus are cultural rituals that have unique formats that give actual shape to culture. They present in a live and lively manner, and they travel among places to enlarge a wider audience.This thesis project seeks to learn from these cultural rituals such as the parade and the traveling circus to improve and expand current formats of exhibition and ...


Divided Cyprus, Nicola Kyverniti 2015 Syracuse University

Divided Cyprus, Nicola Kyverniti

Architecture Thesis Prep

Creating urban interventions in the city at different scales and sites strategically chosen to attract the city population would have the potential to expose the state of the urban fabric. Nodes designed to alter the perspective of the occupant. Exposure created through the language of architecture. Revealling dividing elements emphasizes the need for a true symbol of dialogue and freedom of discussion between the separated communities. At a global scale, conflict is not something that can truly be resolved or diminished. The notion of conflict occurs in certain locations at different periods, following the evolution of political, social, economic, and ...


Into Instrument: A Case For The Musical Tectonic, Alex Lievens 2015 Syracuse University

Into Instrument: A Case For The Musical Tectonic, Alex Lievens

Architecture Thesis Prep

This thesis will observe and investigate the relationship between musical objects and architectonic construction. It will begin to test relationships between musical notational systems and architectural notational systems. Musical instruments can provide key insights into how architecture might possess the same qualities of interactivity, action and personal value that musical instruments inherently own.


Hacking The Urban Village | Architecture As Board Game, Xuyun Liu 2015 Syracuse University

Hacking The Urban Village | Architecture As Board Game, Xuyun Liu

Architecture Senior Theses

This thesis proposes the board game as a new research methodology and platform for the study of southern China's urban villages.

Hacking the Urban Village examines the urban villages that have, in recent decades, become a common but informal settlement type in China as a result of China's unprecedented period of urbanization.

This research forms the contextual core of a board game where game settings present the current urban conditions and players may explore alternative forms of urbanism. The board game offers players the opportunity to investigate both he formal conditions of the urban village life along with ...


Parity, Hamza Hasan 2015 Syracuse University

Parity, Hamza Hasan

Architecture Senior Theses

Digital data contributes to an increasingly alienated aspect of our infrastructure. The complex practices of the Internet produce highly specified, engineered objects. Though their forms are ‘optimized,’ their intentions are not: the two primary considerations for the development of the infrastructure of the Internet are energy and security. Each category presents its own deliberations, but both often produce non-architectural, infrastructural elements beyond public visibility. The hidden infrastructure of data storage and mining (the indexing and analysis of data and traffic) produces spaces outside the agency of normative architectural discourse.

The key consideration for the design of the Internet is redundancy ...


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