Complexity As A Narrative, 2017 Universitat Innsbruck
Complexity As A Narrative, Giacomo Pala
Journal of Applied Sciences and Arts
In this paper an attempt is made to discuss how the computer has imposed new conventions to architecture over the last thirty years. The paper’s aim is to discuss how the introduction of digital media has forced architecture to find ways to deal with new technologies and to develop new disciplinary meanings. First, the paper addresses the question of complexity and chaos in the postmodern discussion by the reading of Lyotard’s theories. Therefore, the essay pinpoints attempts of developing new conceptions of “complexity” in architecture derived from the post-modern sciences of indetermination. Interengsly enough, this was doable because ...
Telecommunications Infrastructure: Another O-Ring In The Economic Development Of The Third World, James Germano
Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology
No abstract provided.
The Acoustical Divergence Of The Cathedral, 2016 Loyola Marymount University
The Acoustical Divergence Of The Cathedral, Daniel A. Ostrander
Research & Exhibition
No abstract provided.
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.
Gra[In]Vincible, 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Gra[In]Vincible, Kimberly Ann Wojcik
This thesis is about the stitching of a community back together at a scale that is appropriate to the existing demographics. The memory of place and time are still evident in the relics that are the Buffalo Grain Elevators; the only changing variable is the rate of population and affordability in the adjacent Old First Ward.
The economic downturn of big business and the havoc it wreaked on the worker community created a ripple effect in large enough scale to grab hold of an entire city. In an attempt to bulldoze rust covered structures and knock down abandoned homes rather ...
Future Oriented Sustainable Design. Design Purpose: What Is Design And Who Is It For? [Please Note: This Is A Large File And May Be Slow To Download.], Barry Sheehan
In November 2016 I was asked to make a presentation at the Future Oriented Sustainable Design International Conference in Wuhan in the People's Republic of China. My topic was Design Purpose: What is Design? And who is it for?
The presentation examines the wider aspects of design and its categories and asks who were are actually designing for.
I made a powerpoint presentation that I narrated in English whilst it was simultaneously translated into Chinese for the attendees at the conference. On my return to Ireland I created a soundtrack to accompany the presentation slides for people to watch ...
Dark Site Observatory, 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Dark Site Observatory, Aaron W. Uhe
ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium
This project for our Architecture Studio was completed in collaboration with the Physics Department to create possible concepts for an observatory for the Solar Eclipses in 2017 and 2024.
Parametric Design Strategies For The Generation Of Creative Designs, 2016 University of Newcastle
Parametric Design Strategies For The Generation Of Creative Designs, Juhyun Lee, Ning Gu, Anthony Williams
As one of the emerging Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technologies for digital design and visualisation in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) domain, parametric design potentially offers an innovative way of generating new design solutions. Despite this potential, design strategies associated with algorithmic scripting are not well understood. This paper provides a comprehensive understanding of individual design strategies supporting creative solutions in parametric design, using the combined application of protocol analysis and Consensual Assessment Technique (CAT). The article examines the generative and evolutionary aspects of parametric design that play an important role in the generation of creative designs. An in-depth analysis ...
Plastic Fantastic: The Fiberglass Boatbuilding Industry In Holland, Michigan, 2016 Hope College
Plastic Fantastic: The Fiberglass Boatbuilding Industry In Holland, Michigan, Geoffrey D. Reynolds
Plastic Fantastic: The Fiberglass Boatbuilding Industry in Holland, Michigan is a chapter concerning the use of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) to build boats starting in the 1940s. In the 1950s boat builders discovered that fiberglass would allow them to design boats that would lead to new boat sales and increased profit margins for years to come. This technology steadily spread throughout American boat manufacturing plants, including Holland, Michigan, placing the town among the leaders in the industry.
Adair, Mary And Dian Whitlock (Fa 882), 2016 Western Kentucky University
Adair, Mary And Dian Whitlock (Fa 882), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 882. Paper titled: “Architecture and Culture of Schochoh, Kentucky.” Project includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of various buildings along with a map of the area of Schochoh in Logan County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, the informant’s name, and a photo and/or illustration of the building.
Robbins, Richard D. (Fa 881), 2016 Western Kentucky University
Robbins, Richard D. (Fa 881), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 881. Paper titled: “Breckinridge County Smokehouses.” Project includes survey sheets with descriptions of smokehouses and meat curing in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. Sheets include a description and informant’s name.
Brown, Ronnie (Fa 877), 2016 Western Kentucky University
Brown, Ronnie (Fa 877), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 877. Paper titled: “Old Buildings of Butler County.” Project includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of selected buildings in Butler County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, and photos of each building.
Urban Infrastructure Reconnection: Recuperating The Riverfront Of Cincinnati., 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Urban Infrastructure Reconnection: Recuperating The Riverfront Of Cincinnati., Ethan William Keller
Transportation infrastructure has created divides within cities, but as cities continue to grow again, these spaces can be recuperated, utilized, and integrated into the urban fabric to reconnect neighborhoods, engage people in urban culture, and insure long-term viability of cities. Cincinnati is a city that has been divided by convergent highways cutting the riverfront from the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. These large voids of space must be activated to develop a reconnection that once existed between the city and its riverfront. Connectivity will create an abundance of pedestrian flow which will increase growth and economic opportunities for the city. Infrastructure ...
Speculative Future Metabolic Architecture, 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Speculative Future Metabolic Architecture, Haley Erin Moore
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, 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Contextual Typologies: Synthesizing Timeless Architecture Typological Details In The Classical Urban Fabric Of Charleston, South Carolina, Denver George Sells
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 ...
Culinary Biologique And Cartographic Anxiety, 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Culinary Biologique And Cartographic Anxiety, Adam Lamar Buchanan
The 21st century’s most dominant characteristic, and greatest challenge, is the explosive growth of the world’s population. Swelling at an exponential rate, the increasing physical distance between the acts of growth and consumption yields an agrarian system that is highly unsustainable… a crisis looms in the future!
This crisis is most easily detected in images of the Earth taken from satellites. These recently recorded pixels of reflected light taken from the cherished Icarian vantage point have been acquired and perfected over the past five decades. Ultimately, these lightning speed revelations show patterns that emerge as broken relationships that ...
The "Creative Workspace”: A Comparative Analysis Of Stakeholder Perceptions, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The "Creative Workspace”: A Comparative Analysis Of Stakeholder Perceptions, Augustina Radziunaite Ms., Augustina Radziunaite Ms.
Master's Theses and Project Reports
The rise of information technologies and creative industries formed a new class of “creative knowledge workers” with special needs for a workspace design. The recent tendency of playful and bold workspace designs for creative industries was labeled by some researchers as a “creative workspace,” but a body of knowledge about design strategies supporting “creative knowledge workers’” performance is still limited.
This master’s thesis research attempts to define “creative workspace” design phenomenon based on the three main stakeholder groups’ perceptions. The research analyzes existing literature and conducts in-depth interviews with designers and users to collect the data and compare the ...
2115 Broad, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
2115 Broad, Nick A. Gasparini, Norberto Larios
No abstract provided.
2115 Broad Mixed Use Site Development, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
2115 Broad Mixed Use Site Development, Garrett Finkelstein, Peter Inman
No abstract provided.