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Toward A New Approach To Evaluating Significance In Recent-Past Preservation Planning With A Case Study Of 1960s Properties In Philadelphia County, Kristin M. Hagar 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Toward A New Approach To Evaluating Significance In Recent-Past Preservation Planning With A Case Study Of 1960s Properties In Philadelphia County, Kristin M. Hagar

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In evaluating a stock of recent-past buildings, it is important to stay alert to the ways in which recent-past heritage is more difficult to assess, and what we might be prone to do to make it easier to assess. It is not enough to involve numerous people in the process and to articulate our method of analysis. We as preservation professionals must also consciously strive to avoid cognitive shortcuts. We must set evaluative standards and choose priorities, without simply dismissing a great portion of the built environment as “crap” or accepting self-evidence as a measure of significance. Complexity should not ...


Old Buildings, New Ideas: Historic Preservation And Creative Industry Development As Complementary Urban Revitalization Strategies, Rebecca C. Chan 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Old Buildings, New Ideas: Historic Preservation And Creative Industry Development As Complementary Urban Revitalization Strategies, Rebecca C. Chan

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The cultivation of the creative sector through the implementation of arts districts has been employed as an urban revitalization tool with increasing frequency in recent years, often occurring within historic building stock. In a departure from previous models of economic development in which workers are drawn to an area by jobs, footloose and often self-employed creative industry workers are more likely to locate based on quality of life and an area's so-called livability factors present in historic areas throughout the U.S.

Creative sector research and policy making stress the importance of character-rich places and the co-location of spaces ...


Forms Of Attachment: Additions To Postwar Icons, Nathan F. R. Rogers 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Forms Of Attachment: Additions To Postwar Icons, Nathan F. R. Rogers

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In the ongoing project of adding to the recently built, or more specifically the problem of additions to postwar icons, the issues have proven more slippery. (In this context, I use “project” to mean a larger theoretical endeavor or task of investigation rather than an architectural proposal.) First, what, in this context, is postwar? To focus this thesis, I define it as the period in American architecture from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the modern movement into the splintered ‘isms’ of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s that were bubbling up in the ...


Predictive Analysis Of Stone Decay Mechanisms And Treatments On William Strickland's Second Bank Of The United States, Henry M. Bernberg 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Predictive Analysis Of Stone Decay Mechanisms And Treatments On William Strickland's Second Bank Of The United States, Henry M. Bernberg

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis examined the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software for predicting areas at risk of future stone decay on the Second Bank. By analyzing correlations between stone conditions, characteristics, and locational situation it was possible to determine statistical relationships between these variables. By understanding these relationships through the lens of known mechanisms of stone decay it was then possible to predict which stones are at greatest risk of developing future decay. This process is valuable because it can highlight enabling factors for stone decay and relationships between the complex variables on a building's surface that may not ...


Corrosion Prevention In Historic Concrete – Monitoring The Richards Medical Laboratories, Ana Paula A. Gonçalves 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Corrosion Prevention In Historic Concrete – Monitoring The Richards Medical Laboratories, Ana Paula A. Gonçalves

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis proposes to analyze current non-destructive techniques for the early detection of factors leading to reinforcement corrosion as part of a preventive conservation strategy for reinforced concrete. These techniques were theoretically evaluated for their efficiency and compatibility of use on concrete surfaces that require a minimum intervention approach, such as found on historic Modernist buildings where exposed concrete is considered an integral part of their significance. This study considered a real case scenario; the Alfred Newton Richards Medical Research Laboratories (Louis I. Kahn, 1960). The corrosion mechanism occurring on this building was assessed to assert its probable causes and ...


New Investigations Into A Historic Treatment: The Efficacy Of Gelatin As An Adhesive For Earthen Finishes At Mesa Verde National Park, Emily M. Aloiz 2011 University of Pennsylvania

New Investigations Into A Historic Treatment: The Efficacy Of Gelatin As An Adhesive For Earthen Finishes At Mesa Verde National Park, Emily M. Aloiz

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis comes out of years of work beginning in 1994 undertaken by Frank Matero and the University of Pennsylvania to stabilize the earthen surface finishes of Mesa Verde National Park in Southwestern Colorado. The aim of this research is to better understand the performance and deterioration mechanisms for gelatin treatments used to reattach earthen plasters and washes. Threats to the treatment method include biodeterioration and failure due to wet-dry cycles and humidity fluctuations. The adhesive’s durability to these weathering phenomena was researched and evaluated through testing proxy samples in the Architectural Conservation Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania ...


A Study Of Historic Towns After "Tourism Explosion": The Case Of Çeşme, Foça And Şirince In Western Turkey, Aysem Kilinc-Unlu 2011 University of Pennsylvania

A Study Of Historic Towns After "Tourism Explosion": The Case Of Çeşme, Foça And Şirince In Western Turkey, Aysem Kilinc-Unlu

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In his book The Conservation of European Cities, Donald Appleyard stated that, "The old city exemplifies the human scale, individuality, care and craftsmanship, richness and diversity that are lacking in the modern plastic, machine-made city with its repetitive components and large scale projects." However, many historic cities are in danger of becoming plastic because of tourism development despite the distinctive qualities they once had. Recent layers are not valued, faux elements are used to keep historic identity of built fabric, or diversity gets lost by replicating a selected type of architectural form. This thesis looks both into intended and market ...


Architectural Finishes At Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park: Characterization And Interpretation Of Room 115(2), Rebekah Krieger 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Architectural Finishes At Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park: Characterization And Interpretation Of Room 115(2), Rebekah Krieger

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The conservation of finishes at Spruce Tree has been given priority due to the site's high public visibility and good state of preservation. Thousands of visitors view plaster finishes at Spruce Tree House throughout the year, yet little information is presented on the method of their application, their extent throughout the park, and how the dwellings might have originally looked.

Through characterization and analysis of finish schemes at Spruce Tree House, this thesis seeks to gain a fuller understanding of how Ancestral Puebloans utilized architectural surface finishes in different architectural typologies for a variety of functions. This study presents ...


Between A Rock And A Historic Place: Preservation In Postindustrial Urban Planning, Cara Bertron 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Between A Rock And A Historic Place: Preservation In Postindustrial Urban Planning, Cara Bertron

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Long-term population loss is recognized as a major challenge in older industrial cities throughout the Rust Belt, marked by widespread vacant and abandoned properties. Policies and programs at every conceivable level are attempting to address how to "rightsize" cities: how to transform them into physically smaller places with a higher quality of life.

Yet historic preservation is rarely included. This thesis asserts that preservation can contribute an essential perspective to reshaping cities by helping articulate their unique identity—an integral part of cities' efforts to redefine themselves for brighter futures, retain population, improve the quality of life, and attract new ...


Exterior Architectural Finishes In Puerto Rico: The Painting Traditions Of Guayama's Vernacular Architecture, Betty L. Prime 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Exterior Architectural Finishes In Puerto Rico: The Painting Traditions Of Guayama's Vernacular Architecture, Betty L. Prime

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The vernacular architecture of Puerto Rico has been previously investigated, but research has yet to address the symbolic and aesthetic expression of that form through formal paint analysis. Guayama’s urban houses are distinctive through their style, color and materials. Color plays a fundamental role in domestic architectural expression, but it is often overlooked by the preservation field. To date, there has been limited scientific research completed to record the materials and palette used in Caribbean architectural painting. As a general rule buildings are frequently studied as isolated entities, but rarely as a group, addressing color schemes and paint palettes ...


Documentation And Evaluation Of The Conditions Of The 9th Century B.C.E. Mosaic, From Gordion, Turkey And Recommendations For Its Conservation And Treatment, Elizabeth T. Thompson 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Documentation And Evaluation Of The Conditions Of The 9th Century B.C.E. Mosaic, From Gordion, Turkey And Recommendations For Its Conservation And Treatment, Elizabeth T. Thompson

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The purpose of this report was to begin to consider options for how to improve the state of preservation and conservation of the Megaron 2 Mosaic. Archival documentation was gathered and a preliminary conditions assessment was performed. Research was conducted to find comparable projects that could establish a framework to help create a conservation plan for the mosaic. Finally, a phased program was created to guide the planning process. This information has been compiled in this thesis in order to establish a solid base on which future work can be built.


To Dallas And Back - The Oaklin Design Build Experience, Lloyd Scott 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

To Dallas And Back - The Oaklin Design Build Experience, Lloyd Scott

Books/Book Chapters

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Edra 42: Bibliography Of Books On Display, Kathleen Demsky 2011 Andrews University

Edra 42: Bibliography Of Books On Display, Kathleen Demsky

Bibliographies

edra 42 | Make No Little Plans | Chicago, IL


Sustainable Design Optimization Of Rural Houses In North China, Mingliang Li 2011 Purdue University

Sustainable Design Optimization Of Rural Houses In North China, Mingliang Li

Purdue Polytechnic Masters Theses

With the rapid economic development of China, the living standards in rural areas have been experiencing improvement over the past two decades. One important aspect of the improved living standards is housing, which has been transformed from traditional adobe or stone structures into modern brick and concrete ones. In the meantime, active heating and cooling systems are gradually being incorporated and residents are requiring more comfortable indoor air temperatures during cold winters and hot summers. However, most rural houses have no insulation in their exterior walls and roofs. The question is whether or not it is economically viable to build ...


Alternative Practice: Research In Architecture Colloquium, Noel Brady 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Alternative Practice: Research In Architecture Colloquium, Noel Brady

Articles

Report on Colluquim on Architectural Research held at UCD in 2011. Also reporting on formation on AIARG representing architectural researchers on the Island of Ireland as well as introducing the first AIARG Annual Conference held at DIT in January 2012.


Scsi Guide To Life Cycle Costing, Dermot Kehily 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Scsi Guide To Life Cycle Costing, Dermot Kehily

Reports

This document provides practical guidance and assistance for construction cost professionals in carrying out Life Cycle Cost

Analysis (LCCA) and producing Life Cycle Cost Models (LCCM). The document puts forward a number of definitions of Life Cycle

Costing (LCC), outlines how LCC calculations can be carried out and proposes a structure and methodology for presenting LCCM.


“The Once And Future Site Of The U.S. Embassy Berlin” A Discursive Analysis Of Planning, Negotiation, And Reception, Andrew Maurer 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

“The Once And Future Site Of The U.S. Embassy Berlin” A Discursive Analysis Of Planning, Negotiation, And Reception, Andrew Maurer

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This paper examines the discourse surrounding the planning, negotiation, and reception stages of the U.S. Embassy at Pariser Platz in Berlin, which imbued the building with a highly politicized symbolic nature. Much more than simply a building, the architecture of the U.S. Embassy made a "statement," which acquired meaning through the discursive formations of Berlin as a "global city," the guiding doctrine of Berlin as "critically reconstructed," and the United States' security presence in post-Wall Berlin. This discourse focused not only on the present form of the building, but also on the site's historical form and visions ...


Creating Social Networks: Resettlement Center For Burmese Refugees, Kelly Lynne Clarke 2011 Roger Williams University

Creating Social Networks: Resettlement Center For Burmese Refugees, Kelly Lynne Clarke

Architecture Theses

The refugee resettlement program in the United States must encourage both the formation of refugee communities and integra­tion within the larger community. I propose a multiuse building to strengthen refugee communities [bonding social networks] and connect refugees to the larger community [bridging social networks]. Both of these connections are essential for refugees to become integrated in a community. The building will be run by Lutheran Social Services who currently assists in the resettle­ment of refugees in the Springfield, Massachusetts area, with assistance in funding from the Wilson-Fish Discretionary Grant Program which provides financial support for alternative models of ...


Leon Battista Alberti And The Concept Of Lineament, John S. Hendrix 2011 Roger Williams University

Leon Battista Alberti And The Concept Of Lineament, John S. Hendrix

School of Architecture, Art, and Historic Preservation Faculty Publications

A core idea in the architectural theory of Leon Battista Alberti, as expressed in the De re aedificatoria, is the distinction between “lineament,” the line in the mind of the architect, and “matter,” the material presence of the building. This distinction plays a key role in architectural design throughout the history of Western architecture. As Le Corbusier would say in the twentieth century, “architecture is a product of the mind.” The distinction between mind and matter can be found in Vitruvius, in the distinction between “that which signifies and that which is signified”; at the Accademia di San Luca in ...


Palimpsest, John S. Hendrix 2011 Roger Williams University

Palimpsest, John S. Hendrix

School of Architecture, Art, and Historic Preservation Faculty Publications

(Borromini) The sketchbook continues to be important for the parti in the design process in architecture. The computer is an important tool in the development and execution of the design, and can also be important in the parti, for example when forms are generated from number sequences, but certain functions of the sketchbook cannot be replaced by the computer. The sketch can more completely represent the relation between the human mind, thought and psyche, and the architectural design. The best example of this is the quality of palimpsest in the sketchbook, where layers of forms and ideas overlay layers, and ...


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