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Joint Venture: The Production And Reproduction Of The Fragmented City, Mark Rhoads Dec 2000

Joint Venture: The Production And Reproduction Of The Fragmented City, Mark Rhoads

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This thesis proposes an investigation into the fragmented city and what Henri Lefebvre terms as the specialization embedded in the creation of the contemporary urban condition... The museum for censored photography is proposed to occupy Pennsylvania Avenue, a threshold in the city of Philadelphia... The architectural joint or hinge becomes the vehicle for the spatial "insertion.""


Proposal For Reunification Center, Joseph Lee Oct 2000

Proposal For Reunification Center, Joseph Lee

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Providing a single space that is shared by two communities is a crucual part of a reunification process. I believe such a shared space will solve the problem between two communities by providing a threshold between two sides. Designing a reunification center for future Korea wil test this thesis by solving both intangible and tangible problems raised by the division of two communities."


Margin Architecture: A Critique And Recuperation Of Social Relations Within Architecture, Michael Mcatee Oct 2000

Margin Architecture: A Critique And Recuperation Of Social Relations Within Architecture, Michael Mcatee

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The discipline of architecture all too often merely grasps at social reality, and rarely endeavors to rationally analyze the conditions of the society in which architectural production takes place. I pose, however, that establishing a working concept of cultural production is absolutely necessary before any architectural work can take place. The structure of this proposal therefore extends as a developed, rational argument, defining the marginalizing nature of social relations in the present culture, defining how current architectural forms operate to reinforce these relations, investigating a recuperative program and precedents and finally situating this work within an appropriate site. All of ...


Phenomenological Perception: A Memorial For Fishermen Lost At Sea, Joel Kline Oct 2000

Phenomenological Perception: A Memorial For Fishermen Lost At Sea, Joel Kline

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This thesis contends that through the exploration of tactile issues of arhitectural perception, architecture can be tested for its broader role as an effective mediator between us and the world, the individual in society, and life and death."


Bastard Brand Civility, Mclain Clutter Oct 2000

Bastard Brand Civility, Mclain Clutter

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This investigation springs from a simultaneous interest in two parallel trends int he contemporary city:

1. The loss of the primacy of architectural and urban form in lieu of economic, market driven understandings of the city...

2. The related necessity of the city to adapt to this move towards the economic, and subsequently market itself as a commodity attractive to the consumer...

My contention, instead, is that we must embrace market forces and sell the city as a spectacle.


Consuming Identity: Producing New Americans, Richard Nisa Oct 2000

Consuming Identity: Producing New Americans, Richard Nisa

Architecture Thesis Prep

A Structure for the Americanization League of Midtown Manhattan

'The Thesis will be an intervention on the property of the Seagram Building designed by Mies van der Rohe completed in 1958. IT will consist of several programmatic elements organized around the situations that an immigrant or refugee goes through in order to become an 'integrated American' - in short, what is proposed will be an Americanization League."


Breaking Boundaries: The Connection Of Public Buildings To Public Spaces, Josh Linkov Oct 2000

Breaking Boundaries: The Connection Of Public Buildings To Public Spaces, Josh Linkov

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Traditionally, public buildings sit as monuments in a city and can be read as objects in a public space or boundaries surrounding it. There is often little interaction between the building and the site. I am proposing a new town hall located on a public plaza that will deal with connecting the building to the space it sits within. I will show how the ideas initially incorporated in New England town halls, up until the mid 1800's, can be investigated and reinterpreted to form a coherent unified system of built form and designed landscape."


Speculative Housing, Jaret Steinagle Oct 2000

Speculative Housing, Jaret Steinagle

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The purpose of this thesis is to understand architecture as a semiotic "sign system" with the ability to communicate information through form; constructing a rich, meaningful built environment. A study of the history of this language and the meaning of form within suburban contexts indicates the disassociation between the complexities of the lie of the contemporary middle class and the architecture in which they live."


Analyzing The Sustainability Of Puppets To Create A Puppet Theater, Emily Buttrick Oct 2000

Analyzing The Sustainability Of Puppets To Create A Puppet Theater, Emily Buttrick

Architecture Thesis Prep

'The revitalization of an urban community can begin with a public building and can incorporate sustainable design. Sustainable architecture is not only ecologically sound but programmatically flexible and utilizes the resources of the neighborhood. Sustainable design can therefore incorporate ideas of future use of a building. It can also be used in a way to inspire the people using the building so that their own lives become subsistent.

"This thesis contends that through the analysis of the sustainability of puppets, the construction of a community theater building can be fashioned. A puppet's flexibility, layers, scale, structure, and joints make ...


Space/Surface/Body: Surface As Device Between Inside And Outside, Samantha Whitney May 2000

Space/Surface/Body: Surface As Device Between Inside And Outside, Samantha Whitney

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The understanding of spatial boundaries belonging to a taxonomy of fashion design tested in architecture."


Terminus A Quo: An End From Which A Starting Point: The Auto-Terminal, Garrett M. Singer Apr 2000

Terminus A Quo: An End From Which A Starting Point: The Auto-Terminal, Garrett M. Singer

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The intent of this thesis is to develop a new civic order for parking structures in the urban context. The thesis investigation will exist on two primary parts. The first area of investigation will deal with an urban design and analysis of parking as gateways of arrival to Manhattan. Tis will serve as entry nodes for all automobile passages into the city. The second half of the thesis is an investigation of the transformation of the parking garage, which has typically been seen as an eyesore, into an elegant structure."