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Bank Of Georgia Headquarters, Architectural Group & Partners, Tbilisi 2011 Washington University in St. Louis

Bank Of Georgia Headquarters, Architectural Group & Partners, Tbilisi

Building Case Studies

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Assessing Planning Approaches By Watershed Streamflow Modeling:Case Study Of The Woodlands, Texas, Bo Yang, M H. Li 2011 Utah State University

Assessing Planning Approaches By Watershed Streamflow Modeling:Case Study Of The Woodlands, Texas, Bo Yang, M H. Li

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Faculty Publications

The Woodlands, Texas, is well known as a town created following Ian McHarg’s ecological planning approach that uses soil permeability to coordinate development densities and land use. Very few studies have quantitatively measured the effect of this planning approach on stormwater management. In this study, watershed stream flow modeling was conducted to assess five hypothetical land use scenarios. These scenarios were compared with The Woodlands’ 2005 condition using the Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) tool that simulates watershed long-term stream flow and peak discharges during single storms. The objectives are to: (1) assess The Woodlands development conditions during 1974 ...


Influencing Factors Behind Urban Sprawl In The United States, Charles N. Cowell 2011 University of Northern Iowa

Influencing Factors Behind Urban Sprawl In The United States, Charles N. Cowell

Honors Program Theses

Urban sprawl concerns planners, urban economists, and city governments because of several negative side effects associated with it. Urban sprawl can be defined many ways, but the Merriam-Webster Dictionary states it as “the spreading of urban developments (as houses and shopping centers) on undeveloped land near a city.” Deprivation of the environment, automobile reliance, inner city poverty, and even obesity are suggested to be linked to sprawl. In order to address urban sprawl effectively, its causes need to be identified. Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression analysis will be used to show factors that may contribute to urban sprawl in the ...


The Potential For Indicators In The Management Of Climate Change Impacts On Cultural Heritage, Caithleen Daly 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Potential For Indicators In The Management Of Climate Change Impacts On Cultural Heritage, Caithleen Daly

Conference papers

The global scale and unpredictable nature of climate change impacts on cultural heritage poses a challenge for conservation management. This article explores the potential of indicators as an aid for decision makers in the heritage sector. The author proposes a new indicator tool for addressing long-term stone recession impacts that may be related to climate change. The indicator is being installed at two World Heritage sites in Ireland but no results are available. The prototype was developed during doctoral research at the Dublin Institute of Technology.


Ice Top, Stephanie Johnson, Annamarie Snider 2011 Iowa State University

Ice Top, Stephanie Johnson, Annamarie Snider

Datum: student journal of architecture

We enjoy the simplicity, joy and lack of self-consciousness that the Eames claim accompanies playing with a toy. We, however, wanted to make this project a demonstration of how vulnerable those moments are.


Une Bouffée D'Air, Etienne Blanc 2011 Iowa State University

Une Bouffée D'Air, Etienne Blanc

Datum: student journal of architecture

Une Bouffée d'Air is a foodless restaurant. It is a reflection on how people eat—at what pace, alone or in company, hidden or in view, types of food, as ritual or purely for food.


Lure Hotel, Robby Gilles, Julie Jeong, Keegan McGuire, Jin Yi 2011 Iowa State University

Lure Hotel, Robby Gilles, Julie Jeong, Keegan Mcguire, Jin Yi

Datum: student journal of architecture

Media theorist Aaron Koblin stated that, "19th century culture was defined by the novel, the 20th century culture by cinema, and the culture of the 21st century will be defined by the interface." This idea of interaction through a new interface became the driving force behind the Lure Hotel.


Assessment Of Steady-State Infiltration Heat Recovery Models And Their Impact On Predicted Home Energy Consumption, Mikel Solupe 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

Assessment Of Steady-State Infiltration Heat Recovery Models And Their Impact On Predicted Home Energy Consumption, Mikel Solupe

Civil Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Infiltration is a major contributor to the energy consumption of buildings, particularly in homes where it accounts for one-third of the heating and cooling loads. Traditionally, infiltration is calculated independent of the building envelope performance, however, research has found a coupling exists between the infiltration and conduction heat transfer of the building envelope. This effect is known as infiltration heat recovery (IHR). Experiments have shown infiltration heat recovery can reduce the infiltration load by ten to twenty percent.

Currently, energy simulation tools do not account for infiltration heat recovery. Over the years, five steady-state IHR models have been developed to ...


An Integrated Optimization Approach To Establish Energy Efficiency Recommendations For Residential And Commercial Buildings In Salamanca Mexico, Danielle Marie Griego 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

An Integrated Optimization Approach To Establish Energy Efficiency Recommendations For Residential And Commercial Buildings In Salamanca Mexico, Danielle Marie Griego

Civil Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Energy use attributed to buildings accounts for 19% of the total energy consumption in Mexico and is estimated to rapidly increase with future building development. The existing Mexican energy efficiency standards (NOM-ENER) are primarily developed through a component based approach where energy efficiency guidelines are outlined for individual pieces of equipment with no interactions between these components taken into consideration. In this investigation, a holistic and integrative energy analysis approach is considered to improve energy efficiency in residential and commercial office building buildings. Specifically, the study investigates the interactions between various energy efficiency measures and thermal comfort measures for existing ...


Applications Of Hydrogen Power In Transportation, Michael Delia, Xinping St. Deng, Elise Laurent, Evan White 2011 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Applications Of Hydrogen Power In Transportation, Michael Delia, Xinping St. Deng, Elise Laurent, Evan White

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

The dependence of the transportation industry on oil based fuels like gasoline and diesel is a major problem in today's world. Comparisons between hydrogen and gasoline cars based on total cost of ownership and carbon emissions were made to decide if a “Hydrogen Economy” was a practical alternative to the current oil economy. It was determined that hydrogen vehicles are a very practical solution to the world’s fuel needs in the years to come.


Small Hydrokinetic Power- Vivace, Alyssa Flaherty, Ben List, Larry McGillicuddy, David Modica 2011 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Small Hydrokinetic Power- Vivace, Alyssa Flaherty, Ben List, Larry Mcgillicuddy, David Modica

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

The purpose of this research is to examine the potential advantages and issues of implementing a recent development in small hydrokinetic power known as Vortex Induced Vibrations for Aquatic Clean Energy (VIVACE). The objective of this project is to investigate whether VIVACE hydrokinetic energy systems are capable of powering towns, as well as being low impact, cost effective power generators. The analysis in this research includes 1) a review of VIVACE technology, 2) energy estimates for the (test) region of Barcelos, Brazil in the Amazon, 3) calculations per kilowatt hour generated by a VIVACE system for the Barcelos region.


Cultural Wilderness: How The Historical Evolution Of American Wilderness Values Influence Cultural Resource Management Within Wilderness Areas In National Parks, Alison E. Swing 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Cultural Wilderness: How The Historical Evolution Of American Wilderness Values Influence Cultural Resource Management Within Wilderness Areas In National Parks, Alison E. Swing

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis is divided into five chapters that will provide a conceptual framework for understanding the evolving concept of wilderness in the United States, and the ways in which that concept has advanced or impaired preservation policy within designated Wilderness areas.The perceived conflict between wilderness and culture has changed over time and created disconnect between cultural and natural resource management in National Parks, an issue that has only recently come into view. Understanding the relationship between wilderness and culture is necessary to gain a deeper understanding of how these two resources are intrinsically linked, shaped, and defined by one ...


The Construction Of Interstate-95: A Failure To Preserve A City's History, Alanna C. Stewart 2011 University of Pennsylvania

The Construction Of Interstate-95: A Failure To Preserve A City's History, Alanna C. Stewart

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In 1959, construction on Interstate-95 (the Delaware Expressway) began in Philadelphia. Original plans for construction occurred in 1937, but were not approved until more than twenty years later. Several versions of the plans were drafted, but the final plan for the elevated expressway was approved during the 1950s. The project took twenty years to complete, and by 1979, the Delaware Expressway ran along the entire eastern edge of Philadelphia.

Many people opposed of this plan. Drawings and photographs of the buildings were produced, protests and rallies took place, and alternative routes were discussed. Despite these efforts, three hundred years of ...


Evaluation And Testing Of Brick Dust As A Pozzolanic Additive To Lime Mortars For Architectural Conservation, Sara B. Rogers 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Evaluation And Testing Of Brick Dust As A Pozzolanic Additive To Lime Mortars For Architectural Conservation, Sara B. Rogers

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The purpose of this research is to identify an optimal methodology for determining whether a given brick dust will produce a pozzolanic reaction when combined with lime. This property will be referred to as pozzolanicity. The research required a review of the properties of pozzolanic materials, the nature of the pozzolanic reaction, and a review of existing methods for determining pozzolanicity. A testing program performed at the Architectural Conservation Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania was designed and executed to evaluate methods for testing pozzolanicity of brick dust to determine their efficacy. An evaluation of the tests was the final ...


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.


An Evaluation Of Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Funds, And Recommendations For The Establishment Of Future Programs, Olivia Mitchell 2011 University of Pennsylvania

An Evaluation Of Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Funds, And Recommendations For The Establishment Of Future Programs, Olivia Mitchell

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The historic preservation revolving loan fund has been a very valuable, albeit largely overlooked, incentive for historic preservation. This thesis explores establishments and structures, as well as the successes and failures of a majority of the revolving loan funds throughout the country. Whether they are nonprofit organizations or governmental entities, the programs’ structural differences are many, but the program administrators’ differences in experience and opinion are few. This thesis attempts to provide an otherwise previously unpublished guide to historic preservation revolving loan funds in the United States—their management structures, their operation, their successes and their failures, and to deliver ...


A Proposed Approach For Stabilizing Verdant Concrete Of Stairway To The Sky, Las Pozas, Mexico, Nicole Matchette 2011 University of Pennsylvania

A Proposed Approach For Stabilizing Verdant Concrete Of Stairway To The Sky, Las Pozas, Mexico, Nicole Matchette

Theses (Historic Preservation)

At Las Pozas, it is the coalescence of nature and art that has become valued by many who have visited the site. This thesis sets forth an approach that seeks to find a common ground between maintaining the decayed appearance of a reinforced concrete structure known as Stairway to the Sky, while preserving the material integrity of its sculptural concrete—a complicated task in the warm, humid environment of Mexico's Huasteca (was-tek-a) region.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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