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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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Lorem Ipsum 3 Page.Pdf, Camille Peters Dec 2016

Lorem Ipsum 3 Page.Pdf, Camille Peters

bepress support 169

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Visual Poetry Responses To A Changing City-Scape, Andrew Taylor Dr Sep 2016

Visual Poetry Responses To A Changing City-Scape, Andrew Taylor Dr

The Goose

Poetry by Andrew Taylor


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 ...


Exploring Learning Objectives For Digital Design In Architectural Education, Shelby Doyle, Nick Senske Aug 2016

Exploring Learning Objectives For Digital Design In Architectural Education, Shelby Doyle, Nick Senske

Shelby Doyle

: What are the objectives of teaching digital design in architecture? While this seems a rather primitive inquiry it in fact is loaded with misunderstanding and disagreement. This paper aims to bring accepted educational research about learning objectives into the discussion of digital design’s relationship to architecture. In particular, Bloom’s Taxonomy is introduced and referenced as a tool for creating clarity, transparency, and accountability among educators. The purpose of reflecting upon learning objectives for digital design in architecture is not to produce a definitive list of what students ought to learn. Learning objectives are written for specific curricula, student ...


Bringing Bauhaus Back: Digital Architecture + Contemporary Craft, Shelby Elizabeth Doyle Aug 2016

Bringing Bauhaus Back: Digital Architecture + Contemporary Craft, Shelby Elizabeth Doyle

Shelby Doyle

“The Bauhaus believes the machine to be our modern medium of design and seeks to come to terms with it.” –Walter Gropius, The Theory and Organization of the Bauhaus German architect Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919 and after fourteen prolific years, it closed. Despite its short tenure, the ramifications of the Bauhaus are still present in architectural education and practice. Its core objective was a radical, and still unrealized, concept: the unity of art and technology. The introduction of contemporary digital tools, techniques, and materials make this unity possible in new and profound ways thereby extending the Bauhaus ...


Between Design And Digital: Bridging The Gaps In Architectural Education, Shelby Doyle, Nick Senske Aug 2016

Between Design And Digital: Bridging The Gaps In Architectural Education, Shelby Doyle, Nick Senske

Shelby Doyle

Developing technologies, such as computational design and digital fabrication, are transforming the design and construction of contemporary architecture. Today, architecture schools are tasked with introducing digital technologies as they are changing, creating an opportunity to develop innovative curricula and democratize access to these skills. However, the understanding of how to teach digital technology as an essential design skill has not kept pace with these rapid changes. Design education and digital technology education continue to be seen as separate loci of learning, separated by pedagogical gaps and teaching mindsets.


Thinking + Making: Digital Craft As Social Project, Shelby Elizabeth Doyle Aug 2016

Thinking + Making: Digital Craft As Social Project, Shelby Elizabeth Doyle

Shelby Doyle

No abstract provided.


Hydrophobic Paper Architecture: Studies In The Sustainability Of Impermanent Structures, Shelby Doyle, Leslie Forehand Aug 2016

Hydrophobic Paper Architecture: Studies In The Sustainability Of Impermanent Structures, Shelby Doyle, Leslie Forehand

Shelby Doyle

“The problem with a tent is that when you use it you throw it away, so it’s money that melts.”–Alejandro Aravena

The social project of architecture has long been fascinated with emergency and refugee housing as a primary unit of architectural and urban development. For decades, architects have proposed alternatives to the United Nations’ blue tent cities that are the principal image associated with humanitarian aid and its resulting urbanism. During the 2016 Venice Biennale Reporting from the Front, curator Alejandro Aravena challenges architects to reconsider the discipline’s relationship to society’s most urgent challenges. The ongoing ...


The Phiale As A Spatial Icon, Jelena Bogdanović Aug 2016

The Phiale As A Spatial Icon, Jelena Bogdanović

Jelena Bogdanović

This paper examines phialae as spatial icons by focusing on their micro-architecture and related spiritual and sacramental meanings. Similar in architectural form and meaning to ablution and baptismal fonts, phialae were distinct installations for holy water fonts, which were used for ceremonies related to the blessing of holy water but would also invoke references to the cleansing of sins and the sacrament of baptism.


The Rhetoric Of Architecture In The Byzantine Context: The Case Study Of The Holy Sepulchre / Реторика Архитектуре У Византијском Контексту: Пример Цркве Светог Гроба, Jelena Bogdanović Aug 2016

The Rhetoric Of Architecture In The Byzantine Context: The Case Study Of The Holy Sepulchre / Реторика Архитектуре У Византијском Контексту: Пример Цркве Светог Гроба, Jelena Bogdanović

Jelena Bogdanović

This paper examines the rhetorical capacity of architecture, and in particular, “the rhetoric of architecture” rather than the usually examined “rhetoric about architecture.” In this work, the rhetoric of architecture is understood as codified visual and architectural conventions as a series of transpositions that frame specific meanings other than and beyond visible and spatial. Here the proposed “rhetoric of architecture” is also more about its capacity as a “mnemonic tool” and about the “craft of composition” rather than about persuading others or about representation based on exact likeness. This concept is particularly significant in the creation of the sacred. By ...


Book Review: Unfinished Modernisations: Between Utopia And Pragmatism, Edited By Maroje Mrduljaš And Vladimir Kulić, Jelena Bogdanović Aug 2016

Book Review: Unfinished Modernisations: Between Utopia And Pragmatism, Edited By Maroje Mrduljaš And Vladimir Kulić, Jelena Bogdanović

Jelena Bogdanović

Vladimir Kulić and Maroje Mrduljaš co-edited two invaluable books in 2012: Unfinished Modernisations: Between Utopia and Pragmatism and Modernism In-Between. The Mediatory Architectures of Socialist Yugoslavia. These complementary books deal with modernism in architecture and urbanism in the territories of former Yugoslavia from its post-WWII period until its phased dissolution in the 1990s. The authors are trained as architects with distinctive background in the field. Kulić and Mrduljaš obtained their professional degrees in architecture in the former Yugoslavia, at the University of Belgrade and the University of Zagreb, respectively. Kulić further specialized in modernism in 1950s and 1960s socialist Yugoslavia ...


"Putting A Fence Around" Architectural Engineering Undergraduate Research Projects, Edmond P. Saliklis Aug 2016

"Putting A Fence Around" Architectural Engineering Undergraduate Research Projects, Edmond P. Saliklis

Edmund P. Edmonds

The purpose of this paper is to provide practical suggestions of how to design and most importantly, how to limit the scope of proposed projects such that that an architectural engineering student can successfully participate in undergraduate research. Throughout the paper, the pedagogical benefits of such research projects will be emphasized. This paper will provide ideas and encouragement to faculty who may be hesitant to undertake research with undergraduate students. The paper closes with several successful case studies.


Supporting Online Material For Photonic Microstructures For Energy-Generating Clear Glass And Net-Zero Energy Buildings, Mikhail Vasiliev, Ramzy Alghamedi, Mohammad Nur-E-Alam, Kamal Alameh Aug 2016

Supporting Online Material For Photonic Microstructures For Energy-Generating Clear Glass And Net-Zero Energy Buildings, Mikhail Vasiliev, Ramzy Alghamedi, Mohammad Nur-E-Alam, Kamal Alameh

Mikhail Vasiliev

No abstract provided.


New Kansas Roots For Students: Building Cultural Competency Through The Nicodemus Project, La Barbara James Wigfall Assoc Prof, Katie Kingery-Page Assoc Prof, Jonathan E. Knight Gta, Lauren Garrott Partnership Coord, Johnella Holmes Phd Aug 2016

New Kansas Roots For Students: Building Cultural Competency Through The Nicodemus Project, La Barbara James Wigfall Assoc Prof, Katie Kingery-Page Assoc Prof, Jonathan E. Knight Gta, Lauren Garrott Partnership Coord, Johnella Holmes Phd

Institute for Student Learning Assessment

Five-member panel (two faculty members representing two supporting professional disciplines; Nicodemus resident and on campus resource; a MLA graduate student; and a graduate planner) recapping how the Parks for the People/Nicodemus project transformed students and community members. Short segments of video demonstrating student learning outcomes associated with diversity and collaboration will be introduced. This project won the CECD Engagement Award from Kansas State University in 2013. (270-word abstract uploaded)


Transforming The Office Of Sustainability's Front Yard Into An Edible Landscape, Alexandra Hezik Aug 2016

Transforming The Office Of Sustainability's Front Yard Into An Edible Landscape, Alexandra Hezik

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Since moving to 503 Regents Avenue in Fall 2013, the WKU Office of Sustainability has served as a sustainable best practices demonstration home for the WKU and Bowling Green communities. Not only does the house in which the Office of Sustainability is located serve as an educational tool for people, but also the landscape. In May 2014, the WKU Community Garden was established in the backyard. The transformation of the Office of Sustainability’s front lawn into an edible landscape began on April 1, 2015. The purpose of this project is to demonstrate an alternative to conventional lawns.


Soft Skills For Digital Designers, Shelby Doyle, Nick Senske Aug 2016

Soft Skills For Digital Designers, Shelby Doyle, Nick Senske

Shelby Doyle

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) technologies have become commonplace in architectural practice as tools of efficiency and production. For these very reasons the introduction of CADD in early architectural curricula has been fraught with anxieties along a continuum: from the undoing of creativity through positivist and reductionist logic 1 to a firm belief that these technologies will revolutionize the way architects practice and think about design. 2 At the same time, there is a presumption that students who have grown up with digital technologies are “digital natives” who possess special aptitudes or insights which are disruptive to learning computing. The ...


Industrial Ecology Analysis Of The Potential For An Eastern Nebraska Industrial Symbiosis Network (Enisn): A Comparative Study, Bradley A. Behne Aug 2016

Industrial Ecology Analysis Of The Potential For An Eastern Nebraska Industrial Symbiosis Network (Enisn): A Comparative Study, Bradley A. Behne

Dissertations & Theses in Natural Resources

The area of Eastern Nebraska north of Omaha, including the municipality of Blair is host to a collection of unique companies and industries. These industries, driven by the agricultural and urban economy of the area, as well as the geographic proximity to each other, make it an advantageous area to study the potential for a network where individual entities utilize the concept of industrial symbiosis. This potential network is referred to as the Eastern Nebraska Industrial Symbiosis Network (ENISN). Industrial symbiosis, a sub-set of industrial ecology, engages separate industries in a collaborative and collective approach, concerning itself with the flow ...


Measuring Building Substructures: Solutions To ‘First Year’ Introductory Level Examination Questions, Tony Cunningham Aug 2016

Measuring Building Substructures: Solutions To ‘First Year’ Introductory Level Examination Questions, Tony Cunningham

Other Resources

The measurement of substructure works to simple domestic type buildings is a logical starting point for students to commence the process of taking-off building quantities. Substructure work is typically the first class of work to be explained in textbooks dealing with both construction technology and building measurement. However, substructure work is often one of the most challenging elements to measure. In this paper, the author demonstrates the process of measuring basic substructure designs. The approach involves providing solutions to a sample of four Irish Department of Education Technological Certificate: Builders’ Quantities Intermediate Stage examinations. The intention is to demonstrate how ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 Environmental Analysis Group (Teag) Collection, Andrews University Aug 2016

The Environmental Analysis Group (Teag) Collection, Andrews University

Archives

No abstract provided.


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 ...