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Florida International University

2003

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Kinetic Performance : A Study In Portable Architecture, Ernest Brian Abuin Nov 2003

Kinetic Performance : A Study In Portable Architecture, Ernest Brian Abuin

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to explore a new way of experiencing a performance space using the portability and flexibility of a cargo container. Since the 17th century there has been a split between theater, as a written work, and architecture. Theater has lost its founding essence becoming more about the structure and less about the performance.

Contemporary theater designs came through the development of street performances, which developed into theater types such as the Black Box and lately video and projection screening. With the exploration of kinetic uses in architecture and defragmentation of a cargo container there is ...


Design Of An Adequate Women's Asylum : Analysis And Architectonic Proposal For A Home For Women With Children In Need, Carmelina Alvarez-Giboyeaux Apr 2003

Design Of An Adequate Women's Asylum : Analysis And Architectonic Proposal For A Home For Women With Children In Need, Carmelina Alvarez-Giboyeaux

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to architecturally design a safe space where abused women with children can go to encourage changes in attitudes, beliefs, feelings, and behavioral patterns that hold back the progress of victims toward more satisfying lives.

This study then achieves the conditions in existing battered women's shelters facilities in order to understand the building programming. Several problems were identified. Existing shelters typically isolate battered women from society, locating them far from the urban context. They encourage only minimal education and lack spaces that enhance positive thinking. Considerations for design strategies were divided into different variables ...