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Interactive Music Experience, Gaetan Jacques Jul 3013

Interactive Music Experience, Gaetan Jacques

Gaetan Jacques

In February of 2012, alternative rock band OK Go released a music video for their song “Needing/Getting”. The video explores a creative way of playing music, by driving a car through a constructed, choreographed environment. A driving track was set up as a large musical instrument which was “played” by a car. Architects, musicians, and artist are looking for innovative ways to develop active relationships between people, music, and architecture. The traditional passive relationship of these three is static, a design that does not promote interaction or participation. If we consider, behind a performance, there is a great deal ...


Transformaciones En La Vivienda Histórica En La Zona De Monumentos De Santiago De Querétaro (Historic Housing Transformations In The Monuments' Zone Of Santiago De Queretaro), Yanet Lezama-López Nov 2102

Transformaciones En La Vivienda Histórica En La Zona De Monumentos De Santiago De Querétaro (Historic Housing Transformations In The Monuments' Zone Of Santiago De Queretaro), Yanet Lezama-López

Yanet Lezama-López

El capítulo se enfoca en las transformaciones ocurridas durante el siglo XX en la vivienda histórica dentro de la Zona de Monumentos Históricos de la capital del estado de Querétaro, entendida ésta como aquella que se ubica en inmuebles considerados monumentos históricos por determinación de la Ley Federal sobre Monumentos y Zonas Arqueológicos, Artísticos e Históricos. Se presenta la metodología y los resultados de investigación que tuvieron como objetivo identificar cómo se transformaron las viviendas de una manera histórica y evolutiva, al tiempo de identificar las posibilidades para futuras intervenciones.

The Chapter focuses on the transformations on the housing in ...


(Forthcoming) Indigenous Graffiti As Postcolonial Resistance, Matthew Smith, Ph.D. Dec 2016

(Forthcoming) Indigenous Graffiti As Postcolonial Resistance, Matthew Smith, Ph.D.

Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

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Aftermarket Supermarket | A Speculative Retrospective, Alexander Kim Dec 2016

Aftermarket Supermarket | A Speculative Retrospective, Alexander Kim

Architecture Senior Theses

In the preface to Delusive Spaces: Essays on Culture, Media and Technology, media theorist Eric Kluitenberg writes that “the delusion of the new”1 pollutes our theorizations of new media. This sort of technocratic fetishization of emergent technologies can only amount to a surfatial investigation of its effects or capabilities. Architectural investigations of virtual reality and other new media systems suffer from this tendency as well. Content-based experimentation and criticism obsess over the simultaneously exciting and daunting prospects of what we can now do or make with recent digital developments. There’s definite value in such endeavors, but frankly, in ...


The Shenzhen Activist Program`, Hyunggyu Kim, Jae Hyun Kim Dec 2016

The Shenzhen Activist Program`, Hyunggyu Kim, Jae Hyun Kim

Architecture Senior Theses

There is a gap between being an architecture student in western countries and working as an architect in underrepresented communities. Architect Teddy Cruz defines the role of an activist architect as "expanded mode of practice", and the task of "deigning the protocols or the interfaces between communities and spaces".

This thesis contends that architecture schools need to continue to embrace the widely-accepted norm of studios studying abroad and working in an international studio. Current study abroad programs tend to skew towards being touristic field trips and there is not a curriculum or programmatic investment in cultivating relationships between the visiting ...


Experimental Study On Local Bond Stress-Slip Relationship In Self-Compacting Concrete, Marian Sabau, Ioan Pop, Traian Onet Aug 2016

Experimental Study On Local Bond Stress-Slip Relationship In Self-Compacting Concrete, Marian Sabau, Ioan Pop, Traian Onet

Marian Sabau

This paper summarizes the results of an experimental study on local bond stress-slip relationship of deformed reinforcing bars embedded in self-compacting concrete, considering the effect of concrete confinement by transverse reinforcement. In this study were cast 104 specimens by using self-compacting concrete and vibrated concrete. Pull-out tests were performed on deformed bars with short anchorage length (ld ≤ 5∅). The parameters analyzed were the concrete type, the confining reinforcement, the bar diameter and the anchorage length of bar. The results of this study showed that the ultimate bond strength was higher for self-compacting concrete compared to vibrated concrete, and the slip ...


Examining The Potential For Population Growth And An Economic Boom In Elk Creek, Nebraska As A Result Of Mining, Corbin D. Bogle Aug 2016

Examining The Potential For Population Growth And An Economic Boom In Elk Creek, Nebraska As A Result Of Mining, Corbin D. Bogle

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

Many communities throughout the world that rely on resource extraction experience a population boom. This boom can be difficult accommodate due to the fact that many of these communities are small and do not have the housing to deal with the population increase. Elk Creek, Nebraska, a small community in southeast Nebraska, is on the brink of experiencing a possible boom situation. A company called NioCorp has discovered a mineralization at a site near the community and plans to mine niobium, titanium, and scandium from it. They believe this will add 1,200 temporary jobs for construction and 300 to ...


An Extendable Visualization And User Interface Design For Time-Varying Multivariate Geoscience Data, Yanfu Zhou Aug 2016

An Extendable Visualization And User Interface Design For Time-Varying Multivariate Geoscience Data, Yanfu Zhou

Computer Science and Engineering: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Geoscience data has unique and complex data structures, and its visualization has been challenging due to a lack of effective data models and visual representations to tackle the heterogeneity of geoscience data. In today’s big data era, the needs of visualizing geoscience data become urgent, especially driven by its potential value to human societies, such as environmental disaster prediction, urban growth simulation, and so on. In this thesis, I created a novel geoscience data visualization framework and applied interface automata theory to geoscience data visualization tasks. The framework can support heterogeneous geoscience data and facilitate data operations. The interface ...


The Communication Of Design To Non-Experts: An Investigation Into Effective Methods Of Communicating Design Through Drawing Styles, Jerry M. Hiler Aug 2016

The Communication Of Design To Non-Experts: An Investigation Into Effective Methods Of Communicating Design Through Drawing Styles, Jerry M. Hiler

Theses from the Architecture Program

Communication between designers and their client has always been an essential element in the design of buildings and interior spaces. This communication occurs in various different ways, but the key method of a designer communicating their space is through their drawings. Clients come from many different backgrounds and many may not have the training or experience that allows them to fully understand what they are seeing in the drawings being presented and as such can be considered non-experts. A majority of drawings are typically presented and developed in two-dimensions which can be confusing for non-experts to understand since they rarely ...


Session C-4: Design Your School’S New Innovation Space, Britta W. Mckenna, Lawrence Bergie Jul 2016

Session C-4: Design Your School’S New Innovation Space, Britta W. Mckenna, Lawrence Bergie

Lawrence Bergie

Schools are rethinking learning spaces, turning outdated computer labs and tired libraries into vibrant innovation spaces. Maker spaces, collaboration areas and technology hubs that connect applied learning to the real world are emerging. See plans for IMSA's new innovation hub, called IN2, (opening fall 2016) learn how it was designed, and tour IN1 (the prototype of IN2) in a former computer lab. Learners are guided through a design thinking process to reimagine a current space at your school. Participants should come with photos of their potential space/s and room dimensions ready to create a prototype of their new ...


Encontrando Rostros, Daniel Naegele Jul 2016

Encontrando Rostros, Daniel Naegele

Daniel J. Naegele

Mandoline et guitare (Picasso, 1924) es un cuadro ambiguo, construido conscientemente como una cabeza encubierta, oculta. Esta lectura secundaria de la obra cuestiona el contenido obvio de la lectura primaria, la naturaleza muerta. La ambigüedad fomenta la conciencia de la percepción visual del espectador. Una lección en la naturaleza de la representación, la pintura emana un sentido de lo extraño. Está secretamente habitada, reuniendo un valor de culto y de exposición, insistiendo en que “otros mundos” están localizados dentro del mundo que conocemos. ¿Puede una ambigüedad y sugerencia de otros mundos de este tipo presentarse en el caso de la ...


Drawing-Over: Une Vie Decantée. Le Corbusier Y Louis Soutter, Daniel Naegele Jul 2016

Drawing-Over: Une Vie Decantée. Le Corbusier Y Louis Soutter, Daniel Naegele

Daniel J. Naegele

Louis Soutter, primo de Le Corbusier, era un afamado violinista que, al final de su vida, fue internado en un sanatorio suizo. Soutter amaba dibujar. Sus figuras humanas, lascivas y alargadas, flotan juntas como un fluido, extendiéndose de arriba a abajo y de margen a margen, decorando cualquiera de las superficies que Soutter cubría. Cuando Le Corbusier dio a Soutter copias de sus afamados libros, rápidamente ‘sobredibujó’ en sus imágenes. Sus dibujos no anulaban el texto visual, sino que lo comentaban. Resultaba una intrigante dialéctica. En un artículo de 1936 de la revista Minotaure, Le Corbusier describía con benevolencia a ...


Excursus On Contessa Priuli, With Postscript, Colin Rowe, Daniel Naegele Jul 2016

Excursus On Contessa Priuli, With Postscript, Colin Rowe, Daniel Naegele

Daniel J. Naegele

I have dedicated this collection of essays to the memory of Contessa Lilian Priuli-Bon because I begin to understand that, unless I myself make notice of her, hers was a life and a sensibility – a remarkable historical intelligence – which likely will remain without record.


La Puertas Y Ventanas De Duchamp: Fresh Widow, Bagarre D'Austerlitz, Puerta: 11 Rue Larrey, La Puerta Gradiva, Etant Donnés, Daniel Naegele Jul 2016

La Puertas Y Ventanas De Duchamp: Fresh Widow, Bagarre D'Austerlitz, Puerta: 11 Rue Larrey, La Puerta Gradiva, Etant Donnés, Daniel Naegele

Daniel J. Naegele

Cuando utilizamos el sistema de categorías para reflexionar sobre el arte de Marcel Duchamp, nos enfrentamos a una aparente paradoja: de un modo simultáneo, nos conduce y, a la vez, se resiste a la clasificación. Esta característica aparece en toda su obra. Es una cualidad que encontramos en cada pieza y en la obra en su conjunto. Se examinará esta cuestión, poniendo uno al lado del otro cinco trabajos de Duchamp: Fresh widow (1920), Bagarre d’Austerlitz (1921), Puerta: 11 rue Larrey (1927), las puertas de la galería Gradiva de André Breton (1937) y la puerta del Etant donnés (1946-1966 ...


Book Review: Rowe, Colin And Leon Satkowski. Italian Architecture Of The 16th Century (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002)., Daniel Naegele Jul 2016

Book Review: Rowe, Colin And Leon Satkowski. Italian Architecture Of The 16th Century (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002)., Daniel Naegele

Daniel J. Naegele

Released in January 2003, Italian Architecture of the 16th Century promotes itself as a book written by Colin Rowe and coauthored by Leon Satkowski, professor of architecture at the University of Minnesota. Embossed on its cover beneath the title and in large font is Colin Rowe. Below this, in smaller font, is & Leon Satkowski.


Book Review: Perriand, Charlotte. Charlotte Perriand: A Life Of Creation (New York: The Monacelli Press, 2003) And Mcleod, Mary. Charlotte Perriand: An Art Of Living (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003)., Daniel Naegele Jul 2016

Book Review: Perriand, Charlotte. Charlotte Perriand: A Life Of Creation (New York: The Monacelli Press, 2003) And Mcleod, Mary. Charlotte Perriand: An Art Of Living (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003)., Daniel Naegele

Daniel J. Naegele

Although she is often considered one of the 20th century's most renowned women in architecture, Charlotte Perriand (1903 -1999) was not an architect- she regarded herself as an interior designer and took issue with those who thought her merely a furruture designer. Her best-known interior was a temporary installation that she and Pierre Jeanneret completed while in the atelier of Le Cor busier for the 1929 Paris Salon d'Automne exhibition. In that same year, in collaboration with Le Corbusier and Jeanneret, she designed three chairs: the chaise-longue, grand confort, and fauteuil a dossier basculant. All were essential "equipment ...


The Role Of The Contract Administrator Under The Principal Irish Standard Forms Of Building Contract, Tony Cunningham Jul 2016

The Role Of The Contract Administrator Under The Principal Irish Standard Forms Of Building Contract, Tony Cunningham

Other Resources

Construction contract administration concerns the effective execution of construction contracts. The primary objectives of the individual appointed to administer a building contract typically include delivering the project safely, to the specified quality standards, on time, and within the employer’s budgetary constraints. The administrator’s task is to orchestrate and motivate the various designers and constructors to deliver the best possible performance both individually and as members of the team. This study has investigates the contribution made by the contract administrator in administering construction projects and outlines the decision-making, advisory and information roles undertaken by the contract administrator in the ...


Re-Think It Conference Proceedings, Matt Ruen, Mary M. Somerville, Lori S. Mestre, Eric Kurt, Ilana Stonebraker, Tomalee Doan, Corey Seeman, Jeffery Scherer, Christine Tobias, Christina Mune, Sharon Thompson Jul 2016

Re-Think It Conference Proceedings, Matt Ruen, Mary M. Somerville, Lori S. Mestre, Eric Kurt, Ilana Stonebraker, Tomalee Doan, Corey Seeman, Jeffery Scherer, Christine Tobias, Christina Mune, Sharon Thompson

Matt Ruen

Essays contributed by participants in Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age, a conference on library design, services, values, and visions, which was held in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons at Grand Valley State University, August 10 - 12, 2015.


Big Data In The Big Easy: How Social Networks Can Improve The Place For Young People In Cities, Benjamin A. Shirtcliff Jul 2016

Big Data In The Big Easy: How Social Networks Can Improve The Place For Young People In Cities, Benjamin A. Shirtcliff

Benjamin A Shirtcliff

Access to social data on human experience of place has never been more available than now. Social media, smart phones, and the Internet of Things provide glimpses into individual activity across the globe. The nearly-boundless stream of information is called “big data.” Today, physically and even socially disconnected individuals can benefit from the similar experiences of others to adapt and change their environment. I argue that big data provides two critical benefits for landscape architecture research and practice: (1) big data opens a window into previously inaccessible human experiences of designed environments, introducing new metrics for evidence-based design and new ...


Lifelong Housing Design: User Feedback Evaluation Of Smart Objects And Accessible Houses For Healthy Ageing, Matteo Zallio, Niccolò Casiddu Jul 2016

Lifelong Housing Design: User Feedback Evaluation Of Smart Objects And Accessible Houses For Healthy Ageing, Matteo Zallio, Niccolò Casiddu

Conference Papers

According to the latest research by the European Community and ISTAT (Italian National Institute of Statistics) surveys, Europe has the highest average age for its population. According to those data, in the near future, it could be necessary to move from a welfare model based on the centralization of care systems, to a system based on the distribution of certain healthcare facilities [1]. This means that the ageing population is ever increasing, thanks to better lifestyles, innovative medical care and wider access to different services. This work seeks to observe and analyse key implications of architectural and interior design features ...


Ogden College Of Science & Engineering Newsletter (Summer 2016), Cheryl Stevens, Dean Jul 2016

Ogden College Of Science & Engineering Newsletter (Summer 2016), Cheryl Stevens, Dean

Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications

No abstract provided.


Black Contemporary: Field Notes And Other Peculiar Deposits, Peter P. Goché Jun 2016

Black Contemporary: Field Notes And Other Peculiar Deposits, Peter P. Goché

Peter P. Goché

This article addresses a dormant farm site in which a body of work is being developed in effort to examine the past character and future shape of Iowa's inherited landscape. The content of this exploration was generated in response, and as an addition, to David Heymann's essay "Precise, Anonymous, Enigmatic" published in the 1990 winter issue of Iowa Architect. In that critically perceptive article, Heymann traces the evolution of the Midwestern landscape by examining farm buildings within rural Iowa. Central to the evolution that Heymann cites is the specific topography due to wind erosion. Heymann uses this dynamic ...


Oscillation, Peter P. Goché Jun 2016

Oscillation, Peter P. Goché

Peter P. Goché

Our experience as occupants of a particular setting begins with the impulse to instantaneously scrutinize everything. This impulse is sustained through an often precisely choreographed threshold. As architect and artist, my goal is to assist the occupant in maintaining their initial ontological wakefulness through staging, often-temporary assemblies within a host space and thereby enhance its topographic fidelity.


Staging: Synthesizing The Human Contribution, Peter P. Goché Jun 2016

Staging: Synthesizing The Human Contribution, Peter P. Goché

Peter P. Goché

The following paper considers a series of inquiries that are the manifestation of a desire to comprehend the experiential nature of lived space. My perspective is anthropological with specific interest in material culture and ritual. I will discuss phenomenological staging as part of a whole research methodology consisting of two other basic precepts; biographic and ethnographic writing. Each of these systems of thought work to inform the other and cumulatively serve to help define the criteria for making ethno-specific propositions.


A “Widespread Atelier” For Exploring Energy: “From Wave To Wave”, A Unique Place Where Science, Art, And Design Intersect And Converge In An Open And Dynamic Way, Giulio Ceppi Jun 2016

A “Widespread Atelier” For Exploring Energy: “From Wave To Wave”, A Unique Place Where Science, Art, And Design Intersect And Converge In An Open And Dynamic Way, Giulio Ceppi

Occasional Paper Series

Offers insight into the development of an atelier in the Apennine Mountains in Italy and challenges us to rethink what counts as art materials in children’s lives.


3 E’S Enterprise Architecture Framework (That Encompasses Business Process, Information Systems, And Information Technology), Nicholas C. Bucciarelli Mr. Jun 2016

3 E’S Enterprise Architecture Framework (That Encompasses Business Process, Information Systems, And Information Technology), Nicholas C. Bucciarelli Mr.

Articles

No abstract provided.


Reforming Recreation, Rob Whitehead Jun 2016

Reforming Recreation, Rob Whitehead

Rob Whitehead

A college campus is always in motion, and its students are rarely still. In this surrogate village, certain buildings have only a particular set of uses and users, so students are constantly moving around to find the various places, spaces, and faces that offer them the knowledge, rest, sustenance, and entertainment they need—ideally a little bit of each, conveniently offered in various locations, throughout their day.


Tectonics, Tolerances, And Time: Examining Eero Saarinen’S And Mies Van Der Rohe’S Buildings At Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, Rob Whitehead Jun 2016

Tectonics, Tolerances, And Time: Examining Eero Saarinen’S And Mies Van Der Rohe’S Buildings At Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, Rob Whitehead

Rob Whitehead

Due to the unprecedented expansion of postwar enrollments at colleges and universities in America, campuses nationwide expanded rapidly and embraced the efficiency in construction, performance, and expression offered by Modern architecture. The resulting buildings favored a language of simplicity and honesty, eschewing traditional means of material expression and construction in favor of an expressive, elemental language featuring exposed assembly systems and tight dimensional tolerances. Unfortunately, time has revealed the inherent fragility of this approach.

Campuses nationwide, including Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, face massive challenges in the preservation and remediation of these buildings. After WWII, Drake added sixteen new ...


The Minneapolis Federal Courthouse Plaza: Meaning And Identity, Heidi M. Hohmann Jun 2016

The Minneapolis Federal Courthouse Plaza: Meaning And Identity, Heidi M. Hohmann

Heidi Hohmann

The Federal Courthouse Plaza in Minneapolis might be considered a 'run-of-the-mill' project for Martha Schwartz. Critically acclaimed, it uses a minimalist design vocabulary, innovates with new materials, and expands on theoretical ideas she has previously explored. Designed and constructed for the Government Services Administration (GSA), the plaza comprises half a block at the bases of the Federal Courthouse designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox.


Running Against The Wind, Heidi M. Hohmann Jun 2016

Running Against The Wind, Heidi M. Hohmann

Heidi Hohmann

Everything's bigger in Texas. Perhaps that's why Williams Square in Las Colinas near Dallas has always seemed to be larger than life. The project made a big splash in 1985, when it won an ASLA honor award for its designers, Jim Reeves and Dan Mock of the SWA Group, and its sculptor, Rob Green.