The Enhancement Of Learning Through The Design Proccess: Renovating The Fort River Elementary School In Amherst, Ma, 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Enhancement Of Learning Through The Design Proccess: Renovating The Fort River Elementary School In Amherst, Ma, Reyhaneh Bassamtabar
The purpose of my thesis is to discover a logical way to connect the ideas of Rudolf Steiner, developer of the Waldorf Education Method, and current theories of education and psychology with the architectural design of an educational facility while maintaining Massachusetts Department of Education standards. With this purpose in mind, I studied a school, built in 1973 in Amherst: the Fort River Elementary School. The current school structure is in architectural conflict with many of the ideas extolled by the Waldorf Method. Among the questions, I wish to address in my thesis are: “What is the role of architecture ...
Myers, Lloyd (Sc 3237), 2018 Western Kentucky University
Myers, Lloyd (Sc 3237), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3237. Letter, 16 January 1889, of Lloyd Myers, clerk of the Duncan Hotel, Henderson, Kentucky, on hotel letterhead. He asks for a quote on materials to construct columns, an ornamented pediment, and window hardware for a two-story building and includes a rough design sketch of a storefront.
Architectural Synergy: A Facility For Lifelong Learning In Academia And Practice, 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Architectural Synergy: A Facility For Lifelong Learning In Academia And Practice, Ryan Rendano
Historically, a disconnect has existed between the education and practice of architecture. Architectural education has long prided itself on the value of creative problem-solving, research, and the fine arts. In contrast, the practice of architecture has evolved to emphasize technical knowledge, specialization, communication, business, and collaboration. This disconnect has led education to miss opportunities to teach students business skills and knowledge required for the workplace, and allowed practice to lose sight of the importance of artistry and research. Architecture educators, students, and practitioners each have a unique set of knowledge and skills to offer the other, and a corresponding set ...
Triangular Proportional Scheme And Concept Of The Two Serbian Medieval Churches, 2018 University of Belgrade
Triangular Proportional Scheme And Concept Of The Two Serbian Medieval Churches, Magdalena Dragović, Aleksandar Čučaković, Jelena Bogdanović, Svetlana Čičević, Aleksandar Trifunović
Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations
Serbian medieval architectural heritage is notable for its sacred architecture including numerous Christian Orthodox churches built at the territory of former Raška state during the period from the 12th to the 14th centuries. Built in the so-called Raška architectural style, characterized by overlapping features of Romanesque and Byzantine traditions, two monuments—the church of the Mother of God in Studenica monastery complex and the church of Holy Dormition in Žiča monastery complex, are exquisite sacred structures and cultural monuments of exceptional importance. They are also remarkable due to geometric-proportional regularities of their design. This paper highlights the importance of geometric ...
3d Modeling Case-Geyer: A Pilot Project Immersive Technology Summer Institute 2018, 2018 Colgate University
3d Modeling Case-Geyer: A Pilot Project Immersive Technology Summer Institute 2018, Samuel Stuttard, Joshua Finnell
Digital Scholarship at the Libraries
The purpose of this project is to produce a virtual 3D model of the Case-Geyer Library using the computers and 3D- modeling software available at the Ho Tung Visualization Laboratory (“VisLab”) for several potential future uses.
Emerging Cad And Bim Trends In The Aec Education: An Analysis From Students' Perspective, 2018 Thomas Jefferson University
Emerging Cad And Bim Trends In The Aec Education: An Analysis From Students' Perspective, Gulbin Ozcan Deniz
College of Architecture and the Built Environment Faculty Papers
As the construction industry is moving towards collaborative design and construction practices globally, training the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) students professionally related to CAD and BIM became a necessity rather than an option. The advancement in the industry has led to collaborative modelling environments, such as building information modelling (BIM), as an alternative to computer-aided design (CAD) drafting. Educators have shown interest in integrating BIM into the AEC curriculum, where teaching CAD and BIM simultaneously became a challenge due to the differences of two systems. One of the major challenges was to find the appropriate teaching techniques, as educators ...
Poly Canyon Entryway Redesign, 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Poly Canyon Entryway Redesign, Antonio Emiliano Baldazo
Persistence of Vision investigates the relationship between past, present, and future perceptions of place in the Poly Canyon area. Persistence of Vision takes up the Cal Poly mantra of “learn by doing,” and explores its pedagogical value by engaging with theory, design, engineering and implementation. This project is manifest in the form of a series of signs in the so-called “architectural graveyard” area; with an eye towards changing the name, perceptions, and narratives about this place. This project hopes to create a recognition within the minds of students that this place is, and was intended to be, a place for ...
This Is Not A Memorial, 2018 James Madison University
This Is Not A Memorial, Kaitlin Burger
Senior Honors Projects, 2010-2019
After the Vietnam / American War, both lives
and land were left devastated and still remain
scarred, acting as a tangible memory of the
violence that occurred on Vietnamese soil.
Craters the size of lakes cover the countryside.
People live daily with the injuries and birth
defects resulting from malicious warfare. Though
the fighting is over, the suffering is not. Also
left behind were thousands of pounds of unexploded
ordinance embedded into the landscape, waiting to
resurface. In many unfortunate cases, the
curiosity of children has lead them to these
brightly-colored objects and, thus, their death.
My architectural installation will exist ...
The Hutongs Blooming 08, 2018 James Madison University
The Hutongs Blooming 08, L Khawn Din
Senior Honors Projects, 2010-2019
China’s rapid development has altered the city’s landscape on a massive scale, continually eroding the delicate urban tissue of old Beijing. Such dramatic changes have forced an aging architecture to rely on chaotic, spontaneous renovations to survive the ever-changing neighborhood. In addition, poor standards of hygiene have turned unique living space and potential thriving communities into a serious urban problem. Hutongs are gradually becoming the local inhabitants’ dumpster and the haven for the wealthy. The hutongs blooming 08, will be inserted into the urban fabric, structure like clouds, attracting new people, activities, and resources to reactivate entire neighborhoods ...
Beyond Flat Space: Representing Architecture In Virtual Reality, 2018 Kennesaw State University
Beyond Flat Space: Representing Architecture In Virtual Reality, Holden Holley
Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year
As architects, most of us go through years of training and experience just to read and draw plans, sections, and elevations. As students, we are taught how to read a plan and dissect the information we need to understand the spatial relationships. There are many times, however, that a plan doesn’t really tell us what experiencing this space is like. And how is the untrained client supposed to understand how this space really works? Isn’t that our job as architects, to represent our designs well enough to our clients that we communicate to them everything necessary for understanding ...
Transfused Architecture: Ascent Of A Developing World, 2018 Kennesaw State University
Transfused Architecture: Ascent Of A Developing World, Sandy Ferrier
Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year
Because there is a lack of adequate health care facilities in developing countries, there is a substantial amount of unrealized, optimal health gains and effective, architectural interventions which are not fully realized. With 80% of its population living below the world poverty line, Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere. The United Nations Development Program’s 2014 report shows the extents of poverty at 75% mainly in the rural areas of Haiti. Only 25% of households benefit from adequate sanitation, thus people become more susceptible to infections and diseases. Reoccurring natural catastrophes have also dented the ...
Solar And Rain Catching Canopy. Urban Oasis, 2018 CUNY New York City College of Technology
Solar And Rain Catching Canopy. Urban Oasis, Afolabi Ibitoye, Langston Clark, Elena Zimareva, Evan Banks, Alexander Aptekar
Publications and Research
The Urban Oasis is designed to work within existing “pocket parks” in New York City as a combined rainwater collector, personal electronics charging station and resting designation for New Yorkers. Intended to not only lessen the demand on the city power grid by using renewable energy to charge devices, the urban oasis is also intended to mitigate grey water overfill in New York’s combined sewer system and, in general, serve as a model for responsible environmental stewardship in urban areas.
The important technical aspects of the canopy specifically analyzed were:
a) how much rainwater could the canopy be expected ...
The 21st Century Energy Hub, 2018 Kennesaw State University
The 21st Century Energy Hub, Farhaan B. Samnani
Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year
Developing countries face problems like pollution, unsafe construction, poverty and lack of clean stable energy. These areas are the most in need of sustainable and net positive design since they lack the resources to design long-term solution. An architecture that can make energy affordable through onsite rapidly renewable resources, help reduce on site pollution and provide stable housing would be a welcome intervention. As we approach the new century, buildings will aim to become an energy hub. Cities do not look at a building as an energy source. Currently Energy production centers sit on the outskirts of the city. But ...
Cognitive Performance Application., 2018 University of Louisville
Cognitive Performance Application., Shade El-Hadik
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This work shows that combining the techniques of neural networking and predictive analytics with the fundamental concepts of computing performance optimization is genuine in many ways. It has the potentials to: (1) reduce infrastructure upgrade costs (2) reduce human interactions, by enabling the system to learn, analyze, and make decisions on its own, and (3) generalize the solutions to other performance problems. This paper attempts to tackle a JVM performance optimization from a different dimension and in a way that can be scaled to other common utilized resources, such as file systems, static contents, search engines, web services...etc. It ...
Solar Power In Architecture, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Solar Power In Architecture, Meagan Leeth
Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses
This paper investigates the barriers and solutions to the use of solar power in architecture. It examines the emergence of solar power and its history. It looks into social, political, economic, and design issues surrounding solar panels in architecture.
Transecting The Heart: An Atrium Investigation, 2018 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Transecting The Heart: An Atrium Investigation, Aubrey Sofia Bader, Sandra Ghabrial
EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement
An oxbow in a river creates a peninsula with a unique environment, distant from the surrounding land. Similarly, the oxbow-shaped Federal Center South Building 1202 contains a peninsula, an enclosed atrium, with an environment unlike the flowing current of offices that surround it. The cool modern offices are contrasted with the warmth of the central timber structure. The exposed timber beams and columns consist of wood reclaimed from a warehouse that previously stood on the site. In conversation with the modern oxbow of offices, the timber is reinforced by steel beams, giving it new life.
During our initial research phase ...
City Play: Post-Affordances And The Transformative Power Of Place, 2018 Iowa State University
City Play: Post-Affordances And The Transformative Power Of Place, Benjamin A. Shirtcliff, Mahsa Adib
Landscape Architecture Conference Proceedings and Papers
Landscape architecture research and practice often focus on demand or instrumental value of the land to serve some need, like a healing garden or playground, or the intrinsic value of the land due to unique characteristics, like a protected wilderness or geological phenomenon, but rarely does the discipline concentrate on the transformative power of the environment. Sarkar (2012) suggests that transformative power refers to those unanticipated experiences with the environment that change or transform our worldview.
The Kind Of Problem Technology Is: A Case For Integrated Models Of Architectural Technologies Education, 2018 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
The Kind Of Problem Technology Is: A Case For Integrated Models Of Architectural Technologies Education, Robert Arens, Brian Osborn, Carmen Trudell
Building Technology Educator's Society
Shifts toward models of organized complexity, a concept adopted from the writings of Jane Jacobs, have begun to appear within the mainstream disciplinary activities of practicing architects. As educators we feel a responsibility to align our curriculum with these innovations in practice, namely an increased capacity to consider complex technologies relative to rather than in isolation from one another.
The authors have reconsidered traditionally siloed technology topics such as materials, methods of construction, and environmental controls as systems and included issues of site in a series of short modules taught across the span of a 30-week academic year. This is ...
The Role Of Retrofits In Architecture Education, 2018 Florida A&M University
The Role Of Retrofits In Architecture Education, Mohsenin Mahsan
Building Technology Educator's Society
Although there is a wide range of retrofit technologies readily available, methods to identify the most cost-effective retrofit measures for particular projects is still a major technical challenge. The current study looks into the role of retrofits and repair in architecture education and aims at evaluating alternative retrofit solutions for a campus building to improve building performance. The pilot study is located in a hot and humid climate, including an atrium on a campus building, where the results are applicable to similar buildings. This research is novel in terms of testing retrofits in architecture education, using Building Energy Modeling on ...
Portland Pacific, 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Portland Pacific, Hunter David Caldwell, Kelly Louise Clancy, Kevin T. Khieu, Shaina Pak Kim, George Suarez
Interdisciplinary senior project by Hunter Caldwell, Kelly Clancy, Kevin Theodore Khieu, Shaina Kim, and George Suarez. Project involves architectural design, engineering analysis, and construction of a thin-shelled concrete structure.