Designing Work: A Study Of Collaboration And Concentration In Open-Plan Offices, 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology
Designing Work: A Study Of Collaboration And Concentration In Open-Plan Offices, John Walsh
This article looks at the design of open-plan offices, particularly in relation to the impact of spatial design on different work-modes. It examines the history of the open-plan office, looking at how the open-plan workplace has evolved. It reports the findings of a survey on office design of 150 office workers across multiple industry sectors, job types and age categories. Finally, assuming there will not be a return en masse to the traditional, space hungry, cellular office for most knowledge workers this article considers what have we learned so far, and how spaces can be designed to support different work-modes ...
Greening Restaurant Design: A Study Of The Implementation Of Leed Certification In Restaurant Design, 2015 University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Greening Restaurant Design: A Study Of The Implementation Of Leed Certification In Restaurant Design, Shelly Schmidt
Interior Design Program: Theses
With a significant amount of interest in sustainability and green design in the commercial industry, this thesis examined the effects of the implementation of LEED certification specifically within the built environment of restaurants. Being one of the largest energy consumers and waste producers in the commercial retail industry, restaurant stakeholders have a social responsibility to safeguard the environment from such detriments imposed upon by the daily operations of their business. Yet, few owners have chosen to implement green practices or sustainable features into the design of their restaurant.
Case study comparisons of six restaurants, three LEED certified and three non-LEED ...
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 ...
Conceptual Thinking: How To Quantify Meaning In Projects And Processes Through Structured Non-Linear Thinking., 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Conceptual Thinking: How To Quantify Meaning In Projects And Processes Through Structured Non-Linear Thinking., Marijn Van Der Poll
Interior Design Program: Theses
Things have meaning. Your job, your smartphone, even your insurance has another layer of meaning than its intended reason for existence. Products have become complex combinations of applications and features so small, that their shape no longer characterizes them. As people we have evolved into empowered consumers looking for purpose in our lives and in the things we buy. Advertising discovered the power of meaning more than a century ago. Since then, what has proven difficult is to quantify meaning. The skills we are taught in our educational system and the processes we apply in business fall short of identifying ...
Redefining Liminal Spaces Through Natural Phenomena, 2015 Rhode Island School of Design
Redefining Liminal Spaces Through Natural Phenomena, Hanna Kim
This thesis harnesses the untapped potential of spaces that are easily overlooked within our urban landscapes. By highlighting the environmental elements within these spaces (wind, precipitation, temperature and light) the quality of everyday urban life is enriched.
Used to living in predefined built environments that shape our thinking, we often fail to perceive subtle aspects in our surroundings and lose sight of their value. Alley spaces are perceptual urban blind spots: blighted left over places due to minimal activity. Their sense as "other spaces" presents them as undefined afterthoughts of city planning. Due to ambiguity of their status, the alleyways ...
The Post Office Reimagined : Restoring Healthy Living In America, 2015 Rhode Island School of Design
The Post Office Reimagined : Restoring Healthy Living In America, Mallory Buck
Our built environment and broken food system are significant contributors to the obesity epidemic in the United States and must be considered when working towards a solution. Careless development patterns and city planning based around the ease of motor vehicle travel have left us with fragmented neighborhoods, increased dependency on cars and unsafe or uninviting sidewalks, each contributing to increasingly sedentary lifestyles.
Simultaneous changes in communication needs and increased connectivity through use of email have led to a drastic decline in the use of the postal service, causing major financial problems for the government agency. Historically a staple to every ...
Equilibrium: Public Spectacle For Social Integration, 2015 Rhode Island School of Design
Equilibrium: Public Spectacle For Social Integration, Reem Al Thani
This thesis explores the ways socio-cultural methods of integration can influence architecture, using built form as a catalyst for connection in fragmented cities or communities.
Architecture plays a role in accentuating or diminishing socio-cultural segregation that exists in developing cities with diverse cultures. Doha, Qatar, with a population split between 13% National and 87% Expatriate, is an example of a developing city with extreme diversity that struggles to maintain its local community alongside foreign influx. The situation is jarringly apparent in the form of isolated architecture that has overtaken the city with glass towers and megastructures that are out of ...
Community In A Post-Diest World, 2015 Rhode Island School of Design
Community In A Post-Diest World, Kirby Benjamin
We are in need of a new sense of community, that doesn’t rely upon religion. There exists a demand to adapt the church typology to meet the needs of current society rather than allowing these important buildings to be demolished or preserved indefinitely in an unneeded state.
With the decline of Christian religious practice in America, thousands of churches become underutilized or vacant every year, leaving these icons with strong religious associations empty. This abandonment simultaneously impacts the communities these churches once held together. Today’s generations’ sense of community has transitioned from physical to virtual connections, leading to ...
Power Shift: A Catalyst For Architectural Transformation : Rapid Transit, Cincinnati, 2015 Rhode Island School of Design
Power Shift: A Catalyst For Architectural Transformation : Rapid Transit, Cincinnati, Dachamont Kaewket
Large-scale architectural projects rely on political stability, and take considerable time to realize. The survival of an architectural development depends on outliving the governing bodies that initiate these improvements. With a change in power, often these large-scale projects are halted, demolished, or left unfinished.
The adaptation of these unfinished structures can reconcile the difference in a power shift, providing an important sense of continuum that is not only a record of the shift in power but also a source of connection through time with this fragmentation. For these reasons, Cincinnati’s subway system is a good example of a public ...
Problem-Based Learning As A Model For The Interior Design Classroom: Bridging The Skills Divide Between Academia And Practice, Gregory Galford, Susan Hawkins, Mark Hertweck
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning
The addition of problem-based learning (PBL) pedagogy to studio-based learning (SBL) environments may help bridge the divide between traditional design education and initial postgraduate jobs. This paper demonstrates how one instructor adapted a PBL model to the interior design studio, including planning, execution, and evaluation. The relationship between PBL and SBL is explored. Two realistic design problems were created for use by interior design students who participated in PBL sessions. All of the groups adequately answered the client’s design programmatic needs. Students learned to perform as team members, including how to collaborate and compromise while working toward an effective ...
A Modern Craftsman Revival, 2015 SelectedWorks
A Modern Craftsman Revival, Eugene M. Rader
Eugene M Rader
The modern Craftsman movement is an attempt to break the contemporary mold, that is a desire to introduce a younger generation to a level of interior detail that has been lost in contemporary construction and material usage. Components such as drywall tend to envelop all contemporary residential surfaces leaving little room for tectonic expression and opportunities for detailing. Further, a modern revival would re-establish the goals of the original movement and ensure the hand was present in the design of the home, as discussed by Winter & Vertikoff, “all versions were meant to counter the excesses of the Victorian period by ...
Inspire. Empower. Live.: A Design Solution For The Deaf And Hearing-Impaired, 2015 East Tennessee State University
Inspire. Empower. Live.: A Design Solution For The Deaf And Hearing-Impaired, Caryn M. Brahams
Undergraduate Honors Theses
Being "deaf" is defined as the inability to hear, but it can also be defined as a culture centered around sensibilities and shared life experiences. This endeavor seeks to integrate the hearing-impaired and hearing communities through the application of "Deaf Space" and other design theories. The result is an inspiring, empowering, and lively solution.
How A Hurricane Affected The Residential Interior Design Of Mississippi’S Gulf Coast, 2015 The University of Southern Mississippi
How A Hurricane Affected The Residential Interior Design Of Mississippi’S Gulf Coast, Jamie L. Jelinski
This study analyzes the interior design choices made by homeowners of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast who rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina, in order to determine how the natural disaster of the hurricane affected residential interior design aesthetics. The aim of the study was to determine if there was a correlation between homeowner’s disaster experiences and their interior design choices following the disaster. Survey results were collected from 128 homeowners of the Mississippi Gulf Coast whose homes were affected by Hurricane Katrina. The data was analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively, with little significance found during cross-analyses. Overall, the most prominent design changes ...
Provisions For Togetherness: A Community Cafe In Downtown Knoxville, 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Provisions For Togetherness: A Community Cafe In Downtown Knoxville, Coleen Elizabeth O'Leary
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
No abstract provided.
Eric And Anna Gustafson Residence, Designers Jiani Yao And Xinran Chen, 2015 Iowa State University
Eric And Anna Gustafson Residence, Designers Jiani Yao And Xinran Chen, Jiani Yao, Xinran Chen
Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression
Eric and Anna Gustafson have purchased a residential lot near Lake Minnetonka, in Waysata, Minnesota. They have hired Jiani Yao and Xinran Chen to develop a four-thousand square foot house plan, reflecting their client’s interests in history, global cultures, and modern technology. Eric is a hockey coach and Anna is a museum curator. Their children are grown, but are frequent visitors. Eric’s mother, Elsa is recovering from cancer and will be staying with the family for a few months while she recovers. Methodology included systematically researching client preferences and special needs, and also examining the building site. The ...
New York's Cova Condominium Project: Integrating Ancestral Culture In Contemporary Design, 2015 Iowa State University
New York's Cova Condominium Project: Integrating Ancestral Culture In Contemporary Design, Joseph Danielsen
Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression
This project explored residential interior design at a compact scale, and addressed client issues of cultural identity, changing contexts, human behavior and special needs. Architect Frances Cova and his elderly mother Letizia, originally from Barcelona, Spain, purchased a condominium in Brooklyn, New York. The Covas desired a design concept that would incorporate their ancestral Spanish heritage, and its cultural identity, with the contemporary ideology of simplicity. Design methodology included assessing each client's functional spatial and character needs. Researching Letizia's physical limitations led to developing spatial arrangements to enable ergonomic comfort in her living quarters. To express architectural aesthetics ...
Indygo Downtown Transit Center - Transforming Indianapolis, 2015 URS Corporation
Indygo Downtown Transit Center - Transforming Indianapolis, Ben Smith, Steve Robinson, Joe Fischer
Purdue Road School
The new IndyGo Downtown Transit Center will transform transit in downtown Indianapolis and offers lessons in transit planning, traffic planning, intermodal connectivity, public engagement, and pedestrian access. This presentation will give an overview of the facility and then focus on attributes of the facility and of the design process that might offer useful lessons to other transit projects, including those of a smaller scale
Infrastructure And The User Experience: How The Built And Virtual Environment Shapes Teaching And Learning At The University Of Oregon, Helen Y. Chu
Helen Y. Chu
No abstract provided.
Chau Phan Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2015, 2015 Stephen F. Austin State University
Chau Phan Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2015, Chau Phan
Interior Design Senior Projects
Even a simplest design has its own character. It does not matter how sophisticated a design is. The matter is your character can be expressed through that design style. I believe the purpose of interior designer is creating a place that reflects client’s personality and making sure to protect their health, safety and welfare.