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Currency Museum, Costa Lopes Jan 2105

Currency Museum, Costa Lopes

Building Case Studies

The metallic parasols generate shadow and urban scale.


Kastra: Architecture And Culture In The Aegean Archipelago, Constantine E. Michaelides Jun 2018

Kastra: Architecture And Culture In The Aegean Archipelago, Constantine E. Michaelides

Books and Monographs

Final version of Kastra: Architecture and Culture in the Aegean Archipelago, published Summer 2018.

“Kastra: Architecture and Culture in the Aegean Archipelago,” is a sequel to “The Aegean Crucible: Tracing Vernacular Architecture in Post-Byzantine Centuries,” published in 2004. “The Aegean Crucible” focused on the vernacular architecture of the Aegean archipelago, while “Kastra” focuses on the collective fortification, a building type vital to survival in the region, during the thirteenth-to- eighteenth-century period. “Kastra” was also written on the conviction that what we identify today as the vernacular architecture of the Aegean islands emerged from the building of Kastra, the medieval collective ...


Baden Community Open Space Plan, Rod Barnett Oct 2017

Baden Community Open Space Plan, Rod Barnett

Books and Monographs

A team led by professor Rod Barnett has completed the Baden Community Open Space Plan. In summer 2016, Barnett and a team of research assistants collaborated with the on-the-ground team to engage residents to understand their needs. This data, combined with ecological data points, and public health assessments collected in the community, informed the proposed masterplan.
In the voids created by voluntary buyout and demolition, the Baden neighborhood has an opportunity to redefine how infrastructure and greenspace can come together to create a space that serves residents. The team of partners has included the Green City Coalition, the City of ...


Architectural Effects Of Urban Renewal In St. Louis: An Examination Of High-Rise Housing Development In St. Louis, Tingting Lyu Aug 2017

Architectural Effects Of Urban Renewal In St. Louis: An Examination Of High-Rise Housing Development In St. Louis, Tingting Lyu

Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design Theses

This thesis is a study of the history and impetus for the low-rent high-rise public housing projects constructed prior to 1965 in St. Louis. Except for the largest and most well-known Pruitt-Igoe project which already had been the subject of a lot of study, other major public housing towers were John J. Cochran Garden Apartment (MO 1-3), completed in 1952-1953; George L. Vaughn Apartments (MO-1-6), Joseph M. Darst Apartments (MO-1-7), and Anthony M. Webbe Apartments (MO-1-7a). These later projects opened between 1957-1960. By situating these projects within the urban renewal movement and the context of public housing provision in the ...


Maya Lin In Conversation, Sam Fox School Of Design & Visual Arts, Maya Ying Lin Jan 2017

Maya Lin In Conversation, Sam Fox School Of Design & Visual Arts, Maya Ying Lin

Books and Monographs

Record of a conversation held in Umrath Hall at Washington University in St. Louis on November 17, 2016 between Maya Lin and Sam Fox School faculty and students. The event was co-hosted by Women in Architecture + Design.

Contents Introduction / Natasha Tabachnikoff -- Submissions / Sam Fox Students & Faculty -- In conversation / Maya Lin ; transcribed by Jenny Li. Question 1 / Francisco Coch ; Question 2 / Mingxi Li ; Question 3 / Jenna Schnitzler ; Question 4 / Jared Crane ; Question 5 / Natasha Tabachnikoff ; Question 6 / Rita Wang ; Question 7 / Kahlil Irving ; Question 8 / Allie Henner ; Question 9 / Kaitlyn Schwalber -- Maya Lin + urban design / Linda Samuels -- Between art + architecture / Mingxi Li -- Acknowledgements / Yulin Peng.


Social Sustenance: Nurturing Change, Daniel Aguilera Oct 2016

Social Sustenance: Nurturing Change, Daniel Aguilera

Fall 2016 Inclusion and Neighborhood Resilience with IISTL

The site’s direct connection to S. Grand Blvd. and the existing building are the fabric on which program, design and intent were concentrated. The building presented for adaptive reuse was originally the South Buick Auto Center, a structure capable of vehicle occupation on each floor, including the roof. The elevated rate of youth crime and the lack of activity space in the community brought about an idea for an alternative to re-incarceration, low employment rates and low educational and economic mobility for those individuals convicted of crimes between the ages of 17-25. Social Sustenance proposes a food truck incubator ...


Trade(In) Space: International Incubator, Lindsley Etienne Oct 2016

Trade(In) Space: International Incubator, Lindsley Etienne

Fall 2016 Inclusion and Neighborhood Resilience with IISTL

Immigrants and refugees come into the United States with vast amount of skills and traits, but are not always granted the opportunity to showcase them. The International Business Incubator creates the opportunity for incoming refugees and immigrants to have a space that allows them to startup their own businesses. Incubation is defined as something that develops or produces or hatches. The space proposed is experienced through physical and visual connections that provide the guest with the ability to witness the production. The Incubator provides a series of spaces that our linked to classrooms, where guest can come learn how to ...


Interactive Education, Savannah Hecker Oct 2016

Interactive Education, Savannah Hecker

Fall 2016 Inclusion and Neighborhood Resilience with IISTL

The building was constructed in 1926 as the Southside Automobile Company’s service center. The automotive industry has been an integral part of St. Louis’ history and precedents along Grand Blvd. My intention is to transform the building back to the historic use, bringing the lively nature of the automotive industry back to this area of Grand. The automotive service in St. Louis is still thriving and within the St. Louis area, and I propose a Trade School for Automobile Service. The School will have a service learning so parents and students will be able to work during their training ...


The Third Space: Creating A Community Anchor, Suzannah Grasel Oct 2016

The Third Space: Creating A Community Anchor, Suzannah Grasel

Fall 2016 Inclusion and Neighborhood Resilience with IISTL

Third Space is a civic space that proposes journalism as a programmatic outlet for the Gravois Park and immigrant communities of St. Louis. Throughout history, journalism has been an invaluable platform and voice for marginalized communities through Foreign Correspondents Clubs [FCC]. FCCs are hubs where journalists, correspondents, diplomats, and citizens convene within the community. In these spaces community and club members can create periodicals, host forums and exhibitions, network with fellow members, learn about topical issues, reference libraries, and generally engage with their community in a meaningful way. Third Space provides these resources concurrently with a digital library to the ...


Early Beginnings: Inclusive Early Head Start Program, Amanda Malone Oct 2016

Early Beginnings: Inclusive Early Head Start Program, Amanda Malone

Fall 2016 Inclusion and Neighborhood Resilience with IISTL

Gravois Park is a unique neighborhood for its density and diversity, yet it is troubled with issues of economic disparity and crime at a rate similar to north St. Louis. Research shows that low income and education lead into crime. Gravois Park confirms this by showing the lowest education levels of degrees attained within the City of St. Louis, along with some of the highest high school dropout rates for the public schools. School readiness, particularly among poor children, may help prevent the cascade of consequences of early academic failure and school behavioral problems. Specifically, the years before a child ...


Mountain Climbing Childhood, Xinzhi Pan Oct 2016

Mountain Climbing Childhood, Xinzhi Pan

Fall 2016 Inclusion and Neighborhood Resilience with IISTL

The proposal for the reuse of the Donna Brown Building was the result of the analysis of the public space layout on S. Grand Ave. This included an understanding of the qualities of the promenade created in the S. Grand Commercial District through a “street diet”, and the beautification of the streetscape. I was in particular interested in studying parking as it clearly affects walkability and circulation. Through a series of studies in plan and section, I was able to look at the different parking typologies that exist along Grand. It was apparent in this study that as a pedestrian ...


Inclusion & Neighborhood Resilience: Designing For Equity In Post Industrial Cities, Catalina Freixas Oct 2016

Inclusion & Neighborhood Resilience: Designing For Equity In Post Industrial Cities, Catalina Freixas

Books and Monographs

For this studio, the SFS collaborated with The International Institute of St. Louis in a call for innovative design ideas to re-imagine the former building of the IISTL located at 3654 South Grand Ave. This architectural piece was built in 1930s as a car repair and dealership, with hydraulic elevators that lifted the cars from the repair shop at the lower level to the parking at the rooftop. Later, the building was renovated into doctor’s office space until 1999 when the Institute renovated it for office space use.

The studio challenge was to create an iconic adaptive reuse for ...


The Vital Ambiguity Of Surface: Culturally Determined Notions Of Metaphor And Performance In Contemporary Building Material, Christopher T. Campbell May 2016

The Vital Ambiguity Of Surface: Culturally Determined Notions Of Metaphor And Performance In Contemporary Building Material, Christopher T. Campbell

Graduate School of Art Theses

This thesis investigates the systems and information decipherable within a material surface; more specifically, those ideas of value, performance, and function we may infer from the surface of contemporary building materials. When these materials are reduced to their flattened image, the cosmetic facade of a surface has the capacity to inform as well as deceive. Additionally, we may see in materials outward properties, such as color or tactility, the capacity for metaphor and the application of a symbolic personhood. This thesis seeks to comprehend the ways in which these expectations become fodder for complication and paradox, and promote a perceptual ...


Proposal: Creation Of Bio-Habitat, Zhang Ailing May 2016

Proposal: Creation Of Bio-Habitat, Zhang Ailing

Spring 2016 Social Ecologies of Harlem

No abstract provided.


Initial Conditions And Analysis - Accumulation And Subtraction, J.D. Mcclanahan May 2016

Initial Conditions And Analysis - Accumulation And Subtraction, J.D. Mcclanahan

Spring 2016 Social Ecologies of Harlem

No abstract provided.


Urban Food Garden / Food Bank, Tianyi Zhang Meo May 2016

Urban Food Garden / Food Bank, Tianyi Zhang Meo

Spring 2016 Social Ecologies of Harlem

No abstract provided.


Mapping Intensities, Leilei Wu May 2016

Mapping Intensities, Leilei Wu

Spring 2016 Social Ecologies of Harlem

No abstract provided.


Rainstorm Mosaic Park, 4732 Natural Bridge Ave, Yiran Zhang May 2016

Rainstorm Mosaic Park, 4732 Natural Bridge Ave, Yiran Zhang

Spring 2016 Social Ecologies of Harlem

No abstract provided.


Intervention Proposal: Reinvestment In Eugene Tink Bradley Park, Ed Falkowski May 2016

Intervention Proposal: Reinvestment In Eugene Tink Bradley Park, Ed Falkowski

Spring 2016 Social Ecologies of Harlem

No abstract provided.


Syllabus: Social Ecologies Of Harlem, Spring 2016, Jacqueline Margetts May 2016

Syllabus: Social Ecologies Of Harlem, Spring 2016, Jacqueline Margetts

Spring 2016 Social Ecologies of Harlem

No abstract provided.


On/Off The Grid: Autocatalytic Ecologies, Rory Thibault May 2016

On/Off The Grid: Autocatalytic Ecologies, Rory Thibault

Spring 2016 Social Ecologies of Harlem

No abstract provided.


Birdscape, Joshua Stevens May 2016

Birdscape, Joshua Stevens

Spring 2016 Social Ecologies of Harlem

No abstract provided.


Harlem Watershed Neighborhood Landscape Intervention, Mateus Iamarino May 2016

Harlem Watershed Neighborhood Landscape Intervention, Mateus Iamarino

Spring 2016 Social Ecologies of Harlem

No abstract provided.


Social Ecologies Of Harlem Studio Board, Guangdi Yao May 2016

Social Ecologies Of Harlem Studio Board, Guangdi Yao

Spring 2016 Social Ecologies of Harlem

No abstract provided.


Shanghai Hongqiao Performing Arts Center, Bau Jan 2016

Shanghai Hongqiao Performing Arts Center, Bau

Building Case Studies

Solid, brittle and transparent. Some level of reflective.


Terra Cotta Studio, Tropical Space Jan 2016

Terra Cotta Studio, Tropical Space

Building Case Studies

the façade is made up of perforated brickwork patterns to allow the building to be open-air while creating spaces within for the artist to store and display work


Gold, Iron, And Stone: The Urban And Architectural History Of Denver, Colorado, Caitlin A. Milligan Dec 2015

Gold, Iron, And Stone: The Urban And Architectural History Of Denver, Colorado, Caitlin A. Milligan

Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design Theses

The state of Colorado and its capital city of Denver conjure up mental images of swift skiers flying down snowy slopes, hikers making their way through dense forests, and enormous mountain ranges penetrating the skyline with their jagged peaks. The image of Colorado is one of the scenic beauty of the outdoors that awaits any tourist, and its capital city is at the center of it all. Since its founding in 1858, Denver has gone from a small pioneering village to a large metropolis with a spot on the global map. The history and development of this city is a ...


Postwar Residential New Towns In Japan: Constructing Modernism, Michelle L. Hauk Aug 2015

Postwar Residential New Towns In Japan: Constructing Modernism, Michelle L. Hauk

Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design Theses

In 1963, Japan passed the New Residential Town Development Act prompting the construction of publicly constructed large-scale residential satellite towns across the nation in response to a severe housing crisis. Addressing two case studies, Senri New Town near Osaka and Tama New Town outside of Tokyo, this thesis examines the historical and social context of the design and construction of postwar new towns by tracing the institutional, intellectual, and architectural histories that shaped their urban form. Senri New Town, the first to be built in Japan, exemplified the model for the postwar new town while Tama New Town, the largest ...


Chimeric Realities, Thomas C. Moore May 2015

Chimeric Realities, Thomas C. Moore

Graduate School of Art Theses

This essay examines the urban experience in postmodern cities and mediated reality. Modernity brought a change in perception that altered the experience of the city. This shift was registered through cinema which disrupted the fixity of classical space and provided an aesthetic reception similar to the gaze the flaneur. With the transition into postmodernism came the idea of the Heterotopia, a city that is capable of juxtaposing multiple temporalities and spaces that are themselves incompatible. The postmodern city developed with the exponential growth of mass communication and consumption immersing us in mediated reality.

My projective works make use of collage ...


Ek Tou Homerou Ad Homerum: A Survey Of The Roman Imperial Iconography Of Homer, Juan Dopico May 2015

Ek Tou Homerou Ad Homerum: A Survey Of The Roman Imperial Iconography Of Homer, Juan Dopico

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis evaluates the imagery of Homer in Roman imperial mosaics stemming from the 2nd century AD to the 5th century AD. In doing so, it will show that the Romans perhaps transformed the image of Homer in order that the patron may identify himself as an erudite and intellectual elite. This practice might have strong parallels with literary treatments with Homer during the Second Sophistic, especially among the Platonic philosophical tradition in the imperial period.

As a tool for those wishing to do a systematic analysis of figures in Roman art, mosaics contain some advantages that other ...