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Powers Of Ten, Sean Taylor-Davies 2010 Iowa State University

Powers Of Ten, Sean Taylor-Davies

Datum: student journal of architecture

Using an 8" x 8" module, students were asked to document a particular site at several different scales - or zooms - starting with a bird's eye view and ending inside of a single residential unit.


Wall Chair Window, Dan Siroky, DJ Freesmeier, Justin Massey 2010 Iowa State University

Wall Chair Window, Dan Siroky, Dj Freesmeier, Justin Massey

Datum: student journal of architecture

As a continuation of the zoom studies, students were asked to create a wall, a chair, and a window using only a single piece of 8" x 8" material.


Current Communications, Jake Groth 2010 Iowa State University

Current Communications, Jake Groth

Datum: student journal of architecture

It is often said that as an architecture student you will learn more from your fellow students than from your professors. During my first year in the professional program I found this statement to hold true. Coming from the freshman core program, I had my own ideas of what I thought architecture at Iowa State was. Reality proved to be quite the opposite.


The Method Of Discourse, Dan Siroky 2010 Iowa State University

The Method Of Discourse, Dan Siroky

Datum: student journal of architecture

The first year core program, every design student's first major hurdle in their college career, was created to provide a level playing field for all prospective majors.


On Writing, Justin Oldenhuis 2010 Iowa State University

On Writing, Justin Oldenhuis

Datum: student journal of architecture

I wrote this piece the day before the deadline. I knew about it for months. I knew my topic, I read books, wrote notes, used a green highlighter. I discussed it and thought about it to great length.


An Examination Of The Deteriorative Mechanisms And Enabling Factors At The Wanamaker Memorial Tower In Philadelphia, Katherine Verone 2010 University of Pennsylvania

An Examination Of The Deteriorative Mechanisms And Enabling Factors At The Wanamaker Memorial Tower In Philadelphia, Katherine Verone

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The Wanamaker Tower is in a precarious physical state; as will be demonstrated in this thesis; exterior problems with source moisture control have let to the start of failure of the decorative marble cladding of the interior spaces. The physical conservation problem is compounded by the absence of a constituency or advocacy for stewardship of the tower due to family disinterest and the dissolution of the parish congregation. This thesis will examine the condition of the Tower and the mechanisms of deterioration leading to those conditions. This thesis will also present a conservation plan aimed at addressing the treatment of ...


Alveolar Erosion And Its Conservation Recommendations For The Sandstone Masonry At Durham Castle, Tiffani L. Simple 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Alveolar Erosion And Its Conservation Recommendations For The Sandstone Masonry At Durham Castle, Tiffani L. Simple

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This research addresses the sandstone masonry of Durham Castle, a World Heritage site located in Durham, England. The study encompasses a focus on its current condition, deterioration mechanisms, and in particular, alveolar erosion, and the performance of previous repair techniques. The stone and weathering observed at the castle appear to be consistent across the entire site, regardless of age or location and are representative of other buildings in the area. The obvious diagnosis therefore appears to be related to the geo-chemical nature of the stone more than any other single factor. Alveolar erosion is particularly evident and poses the greatest ...


Evaluation Of Cleaning Methods At The Fleisher Art Memorial Sanctuary, Alison K. Haley 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Evaluation Of Cleaning Methods At The Fleisher Art Memorial Sanctuary, Alison K. Haley

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The thesis proposes to investigate cleaning methods for the differing material surfaces (stone and plaster) that are intended to appear uniform, as is the case for the south interior wall of the Fleisher Art Memorial Sanctuary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Effectiveness of cleaning methods is evaluated based upon uniformity of appearance, precision, and degree of damage to surface. Methods of measurement as well as damage thresholds have been established.

This project attempts to answer the following questions:

  • What is the best approach to cleaning differing substrates in order to achieve a uniform result?
  • What effect do these techniques have on the ...


A Technical Study And Conservation Proposal For The Glass Mosaic Decoration Of Villa Caparra In Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Yaritza Hernández 2010 University of Pennsylvania

A Technical Study And Conservation Proposal For The Glass Mosaic Decoration Of Villa Caparra In Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Yaritza Hernández

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis examines the exuberant cement-embedded glass mosaic ornamentation of Villa Caparra, an early architect’s residence in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico in order to document the materials, methods of fabrication and installation; and, to analyze the present condition. The study will rely on archival records, in situ investigation, material analysis and physical testing with the purpose of developing a preliminary conservation plan for remedial and long term preservation.


Cultural Heritage In Conflict: World Heritage Cities Of The Middle East, Elvan Cobb 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Cultural Heritage In Conflict: World Heritage Cities Of The Middle East, Elvan Cobb

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Following World War I and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the political and population dynamics of the Middle East changed dramatically. New national borders, defined either by western mandates or by local sovereignties, included peoples and architectural legacies from a variety of religions and ethnicities. Under the unifying pressures of national ideologies, the diverse groups of the Middle East that coexisted under the Ottoman Empire were often pitted against each other. These negative dynamics among people were expressed as conflicts involving the built heritage of the 'other.' These conflicts sometimes took center stage, sometimes occurred stealthily and under the ...


Implementing Archaeological Conservation During American Nation-Building Efforts, Meaghan Colahan 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Implementing Archaeological Conservation During American Nation-Building Efforts, Meaghan Colahan

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis seeks to define best practices for implementing the conservation of archaeological sites as part of a broader system of cultural heritage protection within the framework of United States nation-building efforts. The ransacking of the Baghdad Museum, plus the widespread looting of the Iraq’s archaeological sites, makes it clear that measures for cultural property protection within the United States government military framework deserve a critical analysis. First, the importance of protecting cultural property during armed conflict will be examined from a historical and military perspective. Next, previous American nation building attempts are discussed to give a sense of ...


Preserving The Neighborhood Theatres Of William Harold Lee, Mark Edward Donofrio 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Preserving The Neighborhood Theatres Of William Harold Lee, Mark Edward Donofrio

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The American cinema tradition faces pressures to adapt architecturally, economically, and culturally to the postmodern age as Hollywood-oriented megaplexes, the internet, satellite/cable television, and DVD mail delivery services such as Netflix compete with the communal neighborhood theatre. Consequently, each year numerous historic theatres are either demolished or gutted to provide more commercially viable alternatives, prompting the National Trust for Historic Preservation to designate historic American movie theatres as one of the “11 Most Endangered Places” in 2001. Without concentrated efforts to preserve and to adaptively reuse these endangered movie theatres, many theatre proponents argue that cinematic experience will soon ...


Curating Architecture: An Investigation Of The Motives And Practice Of Architectural Collection And Exhibition With Recommendations For Interpretation Of The Architectural Study Collection At Independence National Historical Park, Sarah Elizabeth Hawes 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Curating Architecture: An Investigation Of The Motives And Practice Of Architectural Collection And Exhibition With Recommendations For Interpretation Of The Architectural Study Collection At Independence National Historical Park, Sarah Elizabeth Hawes

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis examines the history, theory and practice of collecting and exhibiting architecture as a context from which cultural resource management guidelines for the interpretation of architectural fragment collections is generated. The Independence National Historical Park Architectural Study Collection serves as a case study to apply this framework as the National Park Service prepares to design and curate an interpretive exhibit for a representative selection of the collection.


Re|Fab : How The 10% Investment Tax Credit Can Aid In The Creation Of A Prefabricated System For The Rehabilitation Of Non-Designated Historic Structures, Nakita Ann Johnson 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Re|Fab : How The 10% Investment Tax Credit Can Aid In The Creation Of A Prefabricated System For The Rehabilitation Of Non-Designated Historic Structures, Nakita Ann Johnson

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Historically known as “the Workshop of the World”, Philadelphia was home to numerous industries that served as financial anchors for the neighborhoods surrounding them. However, due to a loss of industry these anchors have become dangerous, attractors of unsavory activity, and impediments to growth and safety. In order to reconnect the frayed social and economic fabrics that exist surrounding these buildings, a balance must be created between the building’s historic significance and the contemporary needs and potentials of the surrounding area. Although, many of these vacant buildings are old enough to be considered historic most are not historically designated ...


Branding The Southwest: A Preservation Plan For The Fred Harvey Houses, Patrick W. Kidd 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Branding The Southwest: A Preservation Plan For The Fred Harvey Houses, Patrick W. Kidd

Theses (Historic Preservation)

No abstract provided.


New Neighbors In Old Neighborhoods: Explaining The Role Of Heritage Conservation In Sociocultural Sustainability And Gentrification, Charles William Lawrence 2010 University of Pennsylvania

New Neighbors In Old Neighborhoods: Explaining The Role Of Heritage Conservation In Sociocultural Sustainability And Gentrification, Charles William Lawrence

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Cities are struggling with their deteriorated urban neighborhoods. When reinvestment is promoted and new residents move in to these neighborhoods, some older residents are displaced by rising costs of living. This process is called gentrification. Critics have implicated heritage conservation as a cause of gentrification, stating that conservation programs select an exclusionary historicism separate from an authentic lower-class reality. However, in many cases heritage conservation tools are applied by individuals, communities, not-for-profits, and governments to anchor residents to their neighborhood in the face of gentrification. Several case studies are analyzed to determine how different neighborhoods have experienced gentrification and how ...


Certainty In The Uncertainty Of Venice: John Ruskin And The Daguerreotype Photographic Process, Crystal Leah Medler 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Certainty In The Uncertainty Of Venice: John Ruskin And The Daguerreotype Photographic Process, Crystal Leah Medler

Theses (Historic Preservation)

John Ruskin was among the first to embrace photography as a tool for preservation of historic architecture. His use of the newly invented daguerreotype photographic process in Venice, beginning in 1845, altered the way he documented architecture and aided in his mission to spread awareness of what he believed to be destructive restoration that was conducted throughout Venice in the mid-nineteenth century. Ruskin used the daguerreotype photographic process to produce a record of architecture in Venice which was his implicit form of preservation – an alternative to the destructive restorations he encountered. Ruskin's interaction with the daguerreotype changed his way ...


Manufacturing Prosperity: Evaluating The Rehabilitation Of Industrial Complexes, Kate Spencer Milgrim 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Manufacturing Prosperity: Evaluating The Rehabilitation Of Industrial Complexes, Kate Spencer Milgrim

Theses (Historic Preservation)

No abstract provided.


From Dockyard To Esplanade: Leveraging Industrial Heritage In Waterfront Redevelopment, Jayne O. Spector 2010 University of Pennsylvania

From Dockyard To Esplanade: Leveraging Industrial Heritage In Waterfront Redevelopment, Jayne O. Spector

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The outcomes of preserving and incorporating industrial building fabric and related infrastructure, such as railways, docks and cranes, in redeveloped waterfront sites have yet to be fully understood by planners, preservationists, public administrators or developers. Case studies of Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Philadelphia/Camden, Dublin, Glasgow, examine the industrial history, redevelopment planning and approach to preservation and adaptive reuse in each locale. The effects of contested industrial histories, planning approach, funding, environmental remediation, building materials and scale are evaluated as how they impact preservation outcomes. The case studies reveal a trend towards preservation of industrial waterfront buildings and infrastructure and demonstrate how ...


The Shophouse As A Tool For Equitable Urban Development: The Case Of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Natalie Weinberger 2010 University of Pennsylvania

The Shophouse As A Tool For Equitable Urban Development: The Case Of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Natalie Weinberger

Theses (Historic Preservation)

No abstract provided.


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