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Infrastructure And Improvisationalism, Nick Saponara Oct 2002

Infrastructure And Improvisationalism, Nick Saponara

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Infrastructure serves as a milt-scaled organizing urban framework in which material practices impose an identity on a given place allowing for the activation of otherwise static conditions.


Architecture As Constructed Ecology: The Systemic Approach To A Built Urban Landscape, Seth R. Trance Oct 2002

Architecture As Constructed Ecology: The Systemic Approach To A Built Urban Landscape, Seth R. Trance

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The contention is that in today's works of information and Ecology, the acknowledgment of each of these parts (the natural elements, social activities, and constructed landscape) of a complete system can generate an architecture that allows the urban community to coexist with the surroundings... Ecologically, how does architecture become involved with this system of parts in an urban environment?"


An Architecture Of Ground, Frame, And Viewer: A Box Office For The Theatre District Of Boston, Ma, Casey Boss Oct 2002

An Architecture Of Ground, Frame, And Viewer: A Box Office For The Theatre District Of Boston, Ma, Casey Boss

Architecture Thesis Prep

"There exists a separation between what we see and the reproduction created to describe it. Through seeing we locate ourselves in the world. References to the things around us as well as recollections of things we have seen before are our base for what we currently see.


Clothing As Identity, Kyung Sook Kim Oct 2002

Clothing As Identity, Kyung Sook Kim

Architecture Thesis Prep

Showroom - Meat Packing District, NYC

"Architecture is not a question of material or structural reality but of the effects of the particular surfaces it presents to the observer, which informs a sense of identity. Identity is constructed from people's perceptions of the appearance or outer skin of a person and a building. What he or she wears or skin that covers the building defines the appearance."


Threshold: [Re]Acknowledging The Crossing, Jonathan P. Hellinga Oct 2002

Threshold: [Re]Acknowledging The Crossing, Jonathan P. Hellinga

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The contention of this thesis is that national and cultural borders and boundaries have become blurred and less noticeable by those crossing said borders. Ease of travel (both physical and informational). Free Trade agreements, and close national ties have all lent to the diminution of borders between two seemingly similar, yet culturally different, countries. Unless it is specifically expressed, the meaning of crossing a national threshold is lost in the whirlwind of everyday travel. Architecture must act as a unifier and agent of interaction through its becoming the physical manifestation of the filter through which this cross-cultural contact is made ...


Architecture As Mediator: An Alternative Learning Facility In Cooperstown, New York, Jason Henault Oct 2002

Architecture As Mediator: An Alternative Learning Facility In Cooperstown, New York, Jason Henault

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The environment in which the child learns is among the most important aspects of the education of a child. Architecture, as a tool for learning and an instrument of social change, plays a significant role in the shaping of the learning environment."


World Baha'i Institute In New York, Nima Yadollahpour Apr 2002

World Baha'i Institute In New York, Nima Yadollahpour

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The goal of this project is to understand and comprehend the philosophy of the Baha'i faith and its literature. From this knowledge, I hope to investigate the issue of transforming a specific Baha'i text into an architectural form. At this point, my job is not only to be an architect but also a translator. To be able to create an architectural language which is a derivative of the philosophy and the writings of the Baha'i Faith."