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Amphibious Architecture : Living With A Rising Bay, Heather Christine Anderson 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Amphibious Architecture : Living With A Rising Bay, Heather Christine Anderson

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Over the past century, sea level has risen nearly eight inches along the California coast and climate scientists suggest substantial increases in sea level as a significant impact of climate change over the coming century. This project explores the concept of creating a sustainable living environment for seaside residents in Redwood City as an alternative to permanent construction on land in the event of a substantial rise in sea level.

This project will generate a flood-resilient design solution that is capable of rising and falling with the water. In order to ensure the well-being of the inhabitants, I will analyze ...


Volunteered Geographical Information: An Alternative Solution For Overcoming The Chasm Between Stormwater Management And Community Participation, Yanfu Zhou 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Volunteered Geographical Information: An Alternative Solution For Overcoming The Chasm Between Stormwater Management And Community Participation, Yanfu Zhou

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

It is a dramatic challenge to promote public engagement in stormwater management and green infrastructure initiatives. When traditional outreach approaches made important influence on public engagement, their limitations are also obvious. With the development of Web 2.0 technology, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) has been emerging as one of the most important user-generated geographic contents. The crowdsourcing data that generated by volunteers through geo-web, smartphones, and other geo-devices provides invaluable mass data for decision-making. VGI can provide a better understanding of planning issues and other challenges. The research aims to develop a mobile information platform to allow citizens to report ...


Visual Analysis And Design Proposal For The Bridges Organization Day Facility In Rockledge, Florida, Lesa N. Lorusso 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Visual Analysis And Design Proposal For The Bridges Organization Day Facility In Rockledge, Florida, Lesa N. Lorusso

Theses from the Architecture Program

The population by age of the client and staff at the Bridges Facility in Rockledge, Florida represent a microcosm of the population of Brevard County, Florida. The shared history of two non-profit organizations that began in in Brevard County, FL in the mid twentieth century is remarkable. NASA began in 1958, and the Bridges organization began in 1956. The historically significant American community of Brevard County, FL now faces the challenges of a new focus without the NASA space shuttle program and accommodating an increasingly aging population, while the similarly aged Bridges organization faces similar organizational and population challenges as ...


The Knowledge Accident Situating The Built University Within The Virtual, Alanna Beth Rosenblatt 2014 Syracuse University

The Knowledge Accident Situating The Built University Within The Virtual, Alanna Beth Rosenblatt

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Abstract

The increasing un-sustainability of the built university and the rise of the apparent mass democratization or synchronization of higher education through the virtual Massive Open Online Course [MOOC] is occurring concurrently with the mutation of the historically grounded Accident into the Knowledge Accident. The standardization of higher education through the MOOC has created the conditions for the Knowledge Accident, the “integral accident”, of the built university. This is where we find the present state of the university, in a moment of crisis grounded in unconstrained "progress".

The current form of the MOOC, begun in 2011, has expanded and evolved ...


The Manifest Narrative, Kelsey Requeña DeVries 2014 Syracuse University

The Manifest Narrative, Kelsey Requeña Devries

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

I posit that architecture can serve to expose the vital immigration, labor, and consumption processes underlying food production in the United States through a clear narrative made evident by techniques of sequence, mimesis, and composition in a functional monument containing an Immigration Advocacy Center, Community Garden, and Farmer’s Market for the city of Sacramento.

In architecture, narrative is the observation, interpretation, and implementation of ideas developed through stories. The architect formulates an observation about something in a society that exists or should exist in the form of a story, finds a time and place where the narrative is applicable ...


2041: A Communal Life, Nathaniel Thomas Danciger 2014 Syracuse University

2041: A Communal Life, Nathaniel Thomas Danciger

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

I posit that an architecture of collective cultural spaces, shared human and animal habitat, and affordable local building techniques, implemented through the design of a co-housing community, would promote a collaborative and communal way of life in harmony with the natural landscape and offer a model for the future development of former agricultural and suburban sites in a manner preferable to the current practices of the American suburb. This project is concerned with redefining the way that people in the United States will occupy rural landscapes in the future. The site for this new co-housing model is a field outside ...


Engaging Holistic Health Through Active Design In Public Space, Alec J. Hembree 2014 Syracuse University

Engaging Holistic Health Through Active Design In Public Space, Alec J. Hembree

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The design proposal for a health center and urban network of active pathways in Pittsburgh, PA is the cumulative result of two semesters of research and a partenership between myself and Emily Sholder (non-honors; B. Arch. May 2014). The ideas behind the research and design work included within originated from the pressing need to address physical health issues, educational shortcomings, and community disparagement present in many cities in the United States today. By addressing these issues at the scale of the individual, the school, and the urban environment through design in public space, we feel that architecture can empower people ...


Making By Taking: An Investigation Of Architectural Appropriation, Victoria Lee 2014 Syracuse University

Making By Taking: An Investigation Of Architectural Appropriation, Victoria Lee

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The project contends that explicit appropriation can be a legitimate method of architectural production. The scope encompasses four canonical works of architecture: Villa Rotonda, Villa Savoye, Fallingwater, and the Farnsworth House. These works are appropriated as the basis of a retrospective analysis and as the foundation for a speculative, generative design strategy. Following the height of postmodernism, the notion of explicit formal appropriation was characterized in a negative light, seen as inauthentic imitation. However, an increasing number of contemporary artists and architects are utilizing explicit appropriation and historical reference as a primary method of production. This mode of thinking can ...


A New Suburban Elysium: A Headstone For The Dying Periphery, Samuel David Chertock 2014 Syracuse University

A New Suburban Elysium: A Headstone For The Dying Periphery, Samuel David Chertock

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The proposed “cemetery” and retail center for the Idora neighborhood of Youngstown, Ohio is the result of one research semester and one design semester. The design proposal arose from dissatisfaction with the architectural community’s propensity for using jargon and clichés when describing the contemporary suburban condition. Many critics and commentators understand suburbia through the lens of the postwar period. It has been suggested that suburbia was developed for use as a media weapon – and thus, at the conclusion of the Cold War, should have been rendered architecturally irrelevant. However, suburbia has remained stagnant. Design standards employed by developers continue ...


Representing Rurality, Carolina Esther Jimenez 2014 Syracuse University

Representing Rurality, Carolina Esther Jimenez

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Architecture is a system of representation. Architecture’s power is that through representation we may change previously constructed conceptions and misperceptions, and ultimately it can transform patterns of spatial inhabitation. Through words, images, drawings, and built work, we define modes of experiencing space. This project seeks to redefine Nebraska as a territory of critical social, political, economic, and physical importance through architectural representations.


Five Rings To Rule Them All / Olympus The Architecture Of The Olympics & Global Media, Harsha Royyuru 2014 Syracuse University

Five Rings To Rule Them All / Olympus The Architecture Of The Olympics & Global Media, Harsha Royyuru

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

900 million people across the globe tuned in to watch the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony on television. The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) own broadcasting division circulated over 100,000 hours of coverage to respective national networks, extending the breadth of the Olympic telecast into every one of the 204 participating countries. At the conclusion of the Games, more than 1 billion views had been recorded on NBC’s YouTube webpage specifically designed for Olympic coverage. In a time when occupation of space via digital media is the preferred method of experience, what is the agency of the architect ...


Guerrilla Tourism|The Anti-Resort In Cuba, Michael Kowalchuk 2014 Syracuse University

Guerrilla Tourism|The Anti-Resort In Cuba, Michael Kowalchuk

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Guerrilla Tourism: Between the Resort and the Casa Particular The justification for guerrilla tourism in Havana draws from the political experiences of the urban guerrilla movements of the 1970s which transplanted rural guerrilla strategies to the city. The same basic rules continued to apply: a working knowledge of the terrain and local communities, an ability to strike and retreat quickly and a network form of military-political power. The anti-resort is a collection of micro-hotels in the city that rely on public support programs and fit within communities instead of dominating them. The current tourist infrastructure of Havana is socially unsustainable ...


Exploring The Neighborhood Preferences Of A Segment Of Millennials In Omaha, Nebraska, Aaron Kloke 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Exploring The Neighborhood Preferences Of A Segment Of Millennials In Omaha, Nebraska, Aaron Kloke

Community and Regional Planning Program: Professional Projects

In 2010, Millennials, or those between 18 and 34, surpassed the Baby Boomers in population size. Today, Millennials, also known as Generation Y, make up over 25 percent of the United States’ population. In Omaha, they make up 26.9 percent of the population. The next largest generation in Omaha, the Baby Boomers, make for 19.2 percent of the population. Clearly, this emerging demographic has the ability to change the way we create and design our built environment if it so chooses.

To review how this generation may choose to change the way we design our future neighborhoods, national ...


The Media Center: Functions And Organization Of A Collaboration Based Library, Stacy King 2014 Georgia State University

The Media Center: Functions And Organization Of A Collaboration Based Library, Stacy King

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

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The Productive (Narrow) Lot, Caryn Brause, Carey Clouse 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

The Productive (Narrow) Lot, Caryn Brause, Carey Clouse

Caryn Brause

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Animal Dwelling Modules, Caryn Brause, Carey Clouse 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Animal Dwelling Modules, Caryn Brause, Carey Clouse

Caryn Brause

No abstract provided.


Animal Dwelling Modules, Caryn Brause, Carey Clouse 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Animal Dwelling Modules, Caryn Brause, Carey Clouse

Carey Clouse

No abstract provided.


The Productive (Narrow) Lot, Caryn Brause, Carey Clouse 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

The Productive (Narrow) Lot, Caryn Brause, Carey Clouse

Carey Clouse

No abstract provided.


Mollifying The Muses: An Exploration Of Conflict In The Life And Works Of Iannis Xenakis, Davis S. Butner 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Mollifying The Muses: An Exploration Of Conflict In The Life And Works Of Iannis Xenakis, Davis S. Butner

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

The early life of Iannis Xenakis, a modern day Renaissance scholar who would come to redefine the limits of musical composition and sound-driven spatial design in the 21st century, was overshadowed by adversity, conflict and alienation. Fleeing from his home country in 1947 after a nearly fatal wound to the face during the Greek Revolution, Xenakis' newfound life and career in the atelier of French architect Le Corbusier allowed for the budding engineer to explore a collective passion for music and mathematics within his work. Nevertheless, just as a giant facial scar would stand as a permanent physical symbol for ...


Havana’S Urban Agriculture: Productive Land-Scapes Within A City’S Crumbling Infrastructure, Carey Clouse 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Havana’S Urban Agriculture: Productive Land-Scapes Within A City’S Crumbling Infrastructure, Carey Clouse

Carey Clouse

When Cuba found itself abruptly cutoff from trade with Soviet bloc in 1989, the country spun into an economic crisis of unprecedented severity. Suddenly lacking the oil, pesticides, and machinery with which to grow crops, and without access to the imported food that had previously sustained it, Cuba’s foodshed suddenly caved. Nearly twenty-five years later, this food crisis has vanished almost as swiftly as it arrived, in no small part due to the country’s innovative and widespread urban food production efforts. This research addresses the urban design framework that Cuba created in order to support urban agriculture initiatives ...


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