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Exploring The Qualities Of Child-Friendly Outdoor Spaces: A Field Study In Low Income Neighbourhoods - Case Study: Sabra, Beirut, Lebanon, Farah Ahmad Mefleh, Hiba Mohsen, Baher Farahat 2021 M.Sc. Student, Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Exploring The Qualities Of Child-Friendly Outdoor Spaces: A Field Study In Low Income Neighbourhoods - Case Study: Sabra, Beirut, Lebanon, Farah Ahmad Mefleh, Hiba Mohsen, Baher Farahat

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Children’s play areas are from the past an indispensable right for children, in which it allows children to build their physical environment and assess it cognitive thinking. But today, the city, especially in low-income population suffers from a clear shortage of open spaces, where the leftover spaces are left empty used for garbage, old tanks car parts, and many other bad issues. This has negatively affected society, mainly children, where they become vulnerable to many social ills and problems that threaten their lives and behaviour. This paper tries to ameliorate and presents adequate children’s play areas, for the ...


Escaping Destructive Communities Towards An Underground Utopian Space, Rana Dghaily 2021 Master Student, Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Escaping Destructive Communities Towards An Underground Utopian Space, Rana Dghaily

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Going to the underground has always been the escape for people in harsh cases like wars and natural disasters. While the city centers are surrendered to the seizing through global capital, more density is forced on the territories of the city in the form of urban sprawl, leading to the uncontrolled, unplanned and unrestricted urban spreading, and then forcing to look for an escape for this continuous growth. Subterranean architecture would be the escaping solution that architects will depend on in the future. Subterranean architecture refers to the underground structure that is built in unique sites and where traditional buildings ...


Detecting A New Approach To Revive Dystopian Paranoid Sites, Shadi Osta, Marwan Halabi, Maged Youssef 2021 Master Student, Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Detecting A New Approach To Revive Dystopian Paranoid Sites, Shadi Osta, Marwan Halabi, Maged Youssef

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Until the nineteenth century, space delineation was tied only to the architectural norm, and even now, space is considered as a fundamental area that provide a safe and shelter for its user. Architecture historically has evolved significantly, altering the way people perceive space. Anciently, world civilization used to pay great attention in portraying semiotic of spatial experience in their architectural practices. Back when reflecting moods in architecture was part of utilization of the function. Moreover, Civilization has revolutionized the means of spatial delineation due to new trends in technological evolution. Therefore, to comprehend this association, the studies can distinguish how ...


Exploring Utopian Concepts In The Contemporary Water Architecture, Aya Chehab, Hiba Mohsen 2021 Master Student, Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Exploring Utopian Concepts In The Contemporary Water Architecture, Aya Chehab, Hiba Mohsen

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Water has since the beginning of civilizations been known to be the vital component of mankind’s existence. The inseparable relation between architecture and water is well-established from the beginning of ages where humans first settlements arose; that inevitably led to the creation of long-lasting shelters. Despite their strong bond, the architectural relationship with water has been through an unfortunate downfall throughout the years. Some contemporary architects admire to achieve an innovative approach in their projects, but are still lacking the risk of incorporating water as a key component for it; where it can act as a symbol of grandeur ...


Architecture Of Utopian Social Battery In The Neoliberal Cities, Al Hadi Taha, Marwan Halabi, Hiba Mohsen, Bahaa El Dine Abou El Khoudoud 2021 Master Student, Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Architecture Of Utopian Social Battery In The Neoliberal Cities, Al Hadi Taha, Marwan Halabi, Hiba Mohsen, Bahaa El Dine Abou El Khoudoud

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

During the span of the recorded history, there has been always a continual eagerness to reach what is seen as a perfect place, this perfection has been later called utopia or the ‘non-existent place’ in Greek. Eventually, the perception of utopia differs between people, groups, eras, and many other factors, it’s a simultaneous desire of improving the current conditions. One of these perceived utopias was Neo-liberalism, which is an economic philosophy with ideas linked with free-market, economic liberalism, and capitalism. Indeed, this utopia has turned into a dystopia in which this philosophy became a prevalent mode of producing cities ...


Impact Of Urban City Sprawl On The Identity Of Suburbs And Rural Areas, Fadi Nasreddine 2021 PhD Candidate, Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Impact Of Urban City Sprawl On The Identity Of Suburbs And Rural Areas, Fadi Nasreddine

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Urban sprawl is the rapid expansion of the city towards the suburbs and the countryside, and it happens for various reasons. The first one is of residential nature, and is a result of growing population density while others are of political, economic, and social nature. There is no doubt that the city's encroachment towards the countryside and the emergence of new patterns of construction such as buildings and transportation networks have more drawbacks than advantages, in developing countries, especially in the absence of planning. This phenomenon causes the rise of real estate prices that leads to a change in ...


The Eight Grids: A New Method To Enhance Students’ Sketching Skills In The Schools Of Architecture, Mohamad Tohme 2021 Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

The Eight Grids: A New Method To Enhance Students’ Sketching Skills In The Schools Of Architecture, Mohamad Tohme

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Sketching is one of the required courses for architecture and design students in higher education since it is considered a necessary skill for architects and designers. However, the lack of visualization skills and practice, students were met with difficulties in grasping the complex concepts of this course, concurrent with the teachers’ lack of familiarity with the various methods. The aim of this paper is to find a new method that allows students to carry out their sketches by examining the problems faced by first-year undergraduate students at the Faculty of Architecture, Design & Built Environment in BAU, Lebanon. To achieve the ...


Exploring A New Design Approach To Revive The Damaged Heritage Buildings In Post-Disaster Cities, Shafic M. Darwish 2021 Master Student, Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Exploring A New Design Approach To Revive The Damaged Heritage Buildings In Post-Disaster Cities, Shafic M. Darwish

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Heritage is the inherited past; it is what evokes a nostalgic sense of tradition or history. In built environment, it’s meant to note the structures, buildings or urban areas that are of historic, aesthetic, architectural or cultural significance. Heritage buildings may be considered as the most permanent method by which cultures of civilizations are remembered. Disasters, whether natural or manmade, are usually accompanied with physical destruction, property damage, deaths, injuries and leaving so many homeless. The result is a downfall on social and economic levels. Typically, this leaves the community vulnerable, making it urgent to rebuild and heal the ...


Landfill Pollution Assessment In Residential Urban Spaces In Lebanon, Yasmine Amkieh 2021 PhD Candidate, Faculty of Architecture - Design and Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Landfill Pollution Assessment In Residential Urban Spaces In Lebanon, Yasmine Amkieh

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Landfill site is a significant and risky part at the same time in the city. In planning an urban city, the pollution caused by landfill damages the surrounded areas, especially the residential zones, if it does not follow the sanitary landfill rules. The pollution from landfills threat the environment and, consequently, human health and wellbeing, so it is essential to maintain a safe and healthy environment in selecting the landfill site. From this point of view, the research aims to create a method to evaluate the affected residential zones by the nearest landfills to protect people from pollution's negative ...


Exploring A New Housing Design Paradigm For Post Pandemic Multi-Story Buildings In Lebanon, Rachid M. Hajjar 2021 PhD Candidate, Faculty of Architecture - Design and Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Exploring A New Housing Design Paradigm For Post Pandemic Multi-Story Buildings In Lebanon, Rachid M. Hajjar

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

When the fast-spreading COVID-19 was announced as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), people around the world rushed to go home. This worldwide widespread altogether affected our individual and proficient lives and features a coordinate bearing upon the exceptionally establishments of design hypothesis. As a result, the pandemic has contributed to concerns about how architects and designers should view and install antivirus-related ideas or redesign current spaces, as well as at what point our physical and built environment could be impacted by the pandemic. In forecasting the post-pandemic style and visualizing the appropriate antivirus scheme, the answers to ...


A Vernacular For Lincoln, Nebraska, Austin Riggins 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

A Vernacular For Lincoln, Nebraska, Austin Riggins

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The contemporary vernacular architecture in the United States is a product of industrialization and globalization. One homogenous, mass produced vernacular has dominated nationwide and overshadowed the unique, contextual, and regional designs of the past. While the contemporary, industrialized vernacular has led to increases in the quality of life for many in the developed world, it has also left in its wake a homogenous and placeless environment devoid of environmental sensitivity or cultural references. There is a need for a set of new vernaculars that embrace modern building technologies while simultaneously responding more directly to local climatic needs and facilitating a ...


Statement Of Criteria For Massachusetts Historical Commission Nomination, 2021 Roger Williams University

Statement Of Criteria For Massachusetts Historical Commission Nomination

Documentation

The Statement of Criteria written to the Massachusetts Historical Commission in support of the Cory House Project nomination in the category of Rehabilitation and Restoration. No author or date appear on this document.


Cory House: Nomination For Mhc Award, Steve Tyson's Letter Of Support, 2021 Roger Williams University

Cory House: Nomination For Mhc Award, Steve Tyson's Letter Of Support

Documentation

A letter written by the Cory House contractor, Steve Tyson, in support of its nomination for the Massachusetts Historical Commission award. Tyson describes the restoration work and the dedication to its preservation by Cory House owners, Tim and Maryann Bryant.


Cory Farm Family History, 2021 Roger Williams University

Cory Farm Family History

Documentation

Chronological history of the Cory Family and the deeds to the Cory Farm. Covers dates 1669 - 2004.


National Register Of Historic Places Eligibility, 2021 Roger Williams University

National Register Of Historic Places Eligibility

Documentation

Letter from the Massachusetts Historical Commission to Peggi Medeiros of WHALE indicating that the Cory-Cornell Farmstead is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Letter is dated January 27, 2005.


Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award, 2007, 2021 Roger Williams University

Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award, 2007

Documentation

Massachusetts Historical Commission Award for the restoration of the Cory House, Westport, MA. Nominated by Steve Tyson of the Architectural Preservation Group. Awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Bryant in 2007.


Applying Social Science To Bring Resident Stakeholders Into Pollution Governance: A Rural Environmental Justice Public Health Case Study, Sherrie M. Steiner, Jordan M. Marshall, Atefeh Mohammadpour, Aaron W. Thompson 2021 Purdue University - Fort Wayne

Applying Social Science To Bring Resident Stakeholders Into Pollution Governance: A Rural Environmental Justice Public Health Case Study, Sherrie M. Steiner, Jordan M. Marshall, Atefeh Mohammadpour, Aaron W. Thompson

Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture Faculty Publications

The purpose of this engaged public sociology study was to use social science to bring resident stakeholders into the process of governing pollution production in a rural community. The community has cancer clusters. Residents have concerns about direct exposure to pollution production in their neighborhood by a steel recycling plant that has been cited numerous times for environmental violations. The facility has been under voluntary remediation since 2009, but neighborhood residents were marginalized from the governance process. This case study details how social science was used to bring neighborhood residents’ concerns about direct exposure to toxic air pollution into remediation ...


Approaches And Research Progresses Of Marginal Land Productivity Expansion And Ecological Benefit Improvement In China, Xiaofeng CAO, Bo SUN, Huabang CHEN, Jianmin ZHOU, Xianwei SONG, Xiaojing LIU, Xiangdong DENG, Xiujun LI, Yuguo ZHAO, Jiabao ZHANG, Jiayang LI 2021 Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Innovation Academy of Seed Design, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China

Approaches And Research Progresses Of Marginal Land Productivity Expansion And Ecological Benefit Improvement In China, Xiaofeng Cao, Bo Sun, Huabang Chen, Jianmin Zhou, Xianwei Song, Xiaojing Liu, Xiangdong Deng, Xiujun Li, Yuguo Zhao, Jiabao Zhang, Jiayang Li

Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version)

Marginal land refers to the land with low agricultural productivity and economic benefit and fragile ecology due to the prominent limitation of soil barrier, strong restriction of water and heat resources as well as harsh topographic conditions. In China, the existing marginal land is about 1.17 billion mu (15 mu is equal to 1 ha), which is the most important resource of strategic emergency to deal with the cultivated land gap of 700 million mu. Marginal land storage is a major strategy for national food security. It has become a new international research trend to increase the productivity and ...


Federal Architecture And First Amendment Limits, Jessica Rizzo 2021 University of Washington School of Law

Federal Architecture And First Amendment Limits, Jessica Rizzo

Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts

In December of 2020, President Trump issued an executive order on “Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture,” a draft of which was leaked to the press in February under the title, “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again.” The order provided for updating the Guiding Principles of the General Services Administration’s Design Excellence Program to promote the use of “classical and traditional architectural styles,” which “have proven their ability to inspire…respect for our system of self-government.” According to the order, there would have been a presumption against the use of such modern architectural styles as Brutalism and Deconstructivism in the construction ...


Native. A Look Into Interior Design's Impact In Rural Communities., Ashlynn Engelhard 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Native. A Look Into Interior Design's Impact In Rural Communities., Ashlynn Engelhard

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Rural America faces a greater set of health challenges than ever before, especially when compared to its metropolitan counterparts. The Association of American Medical Colleges notes these rural disparities resulting from “economic, social, racial, ethnic, geographic, and health workforce factors.” Though somewhat daunting to consider, the AAMC concludes “We need to figure out how to use this data to target resources and interventions to make a meaningful difference in improving the health of rural America.”

Focusing on addressing rural disparities that inhibit communities from positive health and well-being, this projective design research project aims to provide a comprehensive intervention through ...


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