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Crossection: An Exploration Into Assembling Sustainability, Brian Goehle Oct 2007

Crossection: An Exploration Into Assembling Sustainability, Brian Goehle

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The field of architecture sits at a crossroad today, we have an opportunity to rethink the way we design using new materials and building techniques to reduce the negative impact architecture has on the wider environment. As architects, we must critically look at our constructions methods and question whether they are appropriate and the best choices we could be making for the environment. My thesis has generated a framework that used a set of sustainable materials that outperform their conventional alternatives, to produce affordable and highly efficiently built homes that leave a neutral impact on the environment."


Urban Engagement: Social Interaction Through Urban Spectacle, Philip Gleason May 2007

Urban Engagement: Social Interaction Through Urban Spectacle, Philip Gleason

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Cinematic devices are utilized in film to distort and alter perception, layer events and situation, and manipulate the understanding of time. The translation of such ideas through architecture will lead to the development of a Cinema Center that will function as an extension of film into habitable space. The Cinema Center is intended to be a multi media experience capable of interrupting ones sense of time and place while altering emotion, and perception of the urban environment, much like ones reaction to film. The Cinema Center has the potential to energize the newly developed Boston Greenway by creating new connections ...


Achieving Gender Equality Through Economic Empowerment, Danielle Sara Pactovis Apr 2007

Achieving Gender Equality Through Economic Empowerment, Danielle Sara Pactovis

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The implication that the social construct of our private lives [stereotyped gender roles associated with the nuclear family] controls the development of the public sphere is an ineffective way to define our role as architects. I propose that standards for equal rights need to be initiated in the public real,. Based on theory from the Modern Movement, architecture has potential as an economic and political means for improving the environment through building and urban planning. My interest in the social implications of architecture has led to exploring embedded gender distinctions in the urban environment, specifically studying how economic markets influence ...


Aqua_Culture: Recognizing New Institutional Models For The Reactivation Of Inherent Values In The Urban And Cultural Landscape Of Arecibo, Cynthia M. Dorta-Quinones Apr 2007

Aqua_Culture: Recognizing New Institutional Models For The Reactivation Of Inherent Values In The Urban And Cultural Landscape Of Arecibo, Cynthia M. Dorta-Quinones

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Natural resources have dictated the sucessful development of the city of Arecibo until the dissolution of the city's industrial models. This thesis aims to create a Marine Research and Educational Center that promotes the engagement between the city's urban dwellers and its waterfront in a desire to recover the city's valuable historical landscape while promoting new forms of social revitalization through the means of education.'


Kinder Arch: Promoting Social Responsiveness & Progressive Pedagogy Through Architecture, Rachel Kenney Apr 2007

Kinder Arch: Promoting Social Responsiveness & Progressive Pedagogy Through Architecture, Rachel Kenney

Architecture Thesis Prep

"It is my contention to design an elementary school that promotes a social responsiveness and progressive pedagogy through architecture that frames a multiplicity of learning environments. Using architecture and space to establish and frame meditated and immediate learning environments through the creation of non-traditional program to explore culturally based learning within a diverse community."


Foreign Body Politics: Inflammation Of Micro Cities In The Urban Environment, Ariana Douso Apr 2007

Foreign Body Politics: Inflammation Of Micro Cities In The Urban Environment, Ariana Douso

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This thesis focuses on the intense rigidity of government affordable housing and the homogenization of those designs that condemns them to become foreign bodies in the more flexible surrounding urban environment. Mike Davis categorizes these foreign bodies as modern-day slums. Project housing bracketed in the slum category associates it with the condemning qualities of its predecessors. Such developments are dangerous and unhealthy; they become massive sores on the city. How can this be remedied without offering project developments up to the same fate that their predecessors in the 1930's suffered (slum clearance)? "


Vertica 'L' Exchange: Public Interaction And Community Identity Along The 'L' In Chicago, Dena M. Wangberg Apr 2007

Vertica 'L' Exchange: Public Interaction And Community Identity Along The 'L' In Chicago, Dena M. Wangberg

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This thesis proposes to counter the 'genericness' of network identity in public transportation through the transformation of two nodes along the network of the 'L' in Chicago, Illinois.... Through this thesis investigation, the larger network of public transportation infrastructure is particularized by the introduction of new urban program that not only reveals the identities of a given place, but also helps to construct a richer identity throughout the entire network."