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Metropolis Necropolis: Building A Ritual Of Memorial For The Urban Homeless, Michael Marchand Oct 2008

Metropolis Necropolis: Building A Ritual Of Memorial For The Urban Homeless, Michael Marchand

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The intervention of architecture, through a cultural and contextual understanding, can create a relevant ritual for the memorial of the deceased that is meaningful to the communities it is intended to serve - the marginalized people of the streets of New York - while bringing the needs of the communities into the public light."


Mil_Civ Immersive Surface, Elizabeth M. Quick Oct 2008

Mil_Civ Immersive Surface, Elizabeth M. Quick

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The pervasive proliferation of complex tracking systems such as GPS and simulation gaming environments such as Full Spectrum Warrior are transforming the built environment into an immersive 1:1 map where all flows and transactions are measured, monitored, and tracked. The gap between map and real experience disappears resulting in an immersive map. The spatial implications of this real time 1:1 immersive map creates an opportunity for architecture itself to monitor, track, and measure flows and transactions. This tracking and simulation agenda plays out specifically in the design of a surface that integrates military training, military artifacts, and civilian ...


(Romp) House, Cristina Alonso Oct 2008

(Romp) House, Cristina Alonso

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The construction of single-family housing units wil provide an opportunity to design using recycled materials. This thesis seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of the unit's performance in a tropical climate, through means of passive cooling; in particular the promotion of comport ventilation during the daytime."


Sun City Blues: The Contemporary Urban Realization Of Sun City, Usa, Patrick Lundberg Oct 2008

Sun City Blues: The Contemporary Urban Realization Of Sun City, Usa, Patrick Lundberg

Architecture Thesis Prep

"While providing a marketable, popular, and economically successful municipal entity, Sun Cities and Active Adult Communities manifest problems. Through their strict planning, restrictive ordering, and operative rules, these communities produce issues of: population segregation, formal homogeneity, discouraged density, and programmatic disconnect."


The Lobby: Volume One, Paul Miller Oct 2008

The Lobby: Volume One, Paul Miller

Architecture Thesis Prep

"There have been many projections of a utopian society where all should have access to humanity's total body of knowledge. With that knowledge, the people would be granted power: But in fact, not many have access to the kind of knowledge that produces power; and many who do don't know how to use it. Knowledge is only power if you control it.

In Washington D.C., a priviledged group of political consultants, the lobbyists, have slowly and steadily gained a tremendous amount of power through their control of information needed by private citizens, corporations, and elected officials. Always ...


Sparsification And The Reconsideration Of Contemporary Rural Living, Eric Murphy Oct 2008

Sparsification And The Reconsideration Of Contemporary Rural Living, Eric Murphy

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This thesis asserts that architecture and agriculture must form a symbiotic relationship united by sustainability to redefine contemporary rural living. By challenging outdated traditions, idyllic visions, and preconceived notions of the rural paradigm, it is also possible to reprove a diminishing agrarian lifestyle. Rural architecture must become as productive as the ground it replaces, and as integrated as the crop to the soil. A new model needs to be established to facilitate these assertions and reconsider contemporary rural living."


Vertical Neighborhood : Urban Density In New Beijing, Ben Dennis Oct 2008

Vertical Neighborhood : Urban Density In New Beijing, Ben Dennis

Architecture Thesis Prep

"My project is a critique od the current architecture of Beijing and its inability to transfer the values, rituals, and social programs of traditional domestic architecture into a rapidly changing contemporary context.

Through translating the courtyard house, a new model for dense domestic space can be created that maintains the salient qualities of the type and in its communal environment, while responding to the new verticality of Beijing."


Construction For Art, Will Fellis Oct 2008

Construction For Art, Will Fellis

Architecture Thesis Prep

"When museums draw large crowds and display large collections, there is a lack of personal relationship and understanding of the art.

Small scale museum architecture, in the form of single galleries or pavilions housing only a few pieces by a specific artist or simply expressing the concepts of a certain artist's work, offers and opportunity to create a more intimate relationship between the artwork and the viewer.

The design of a pavilion according to an artist's philosophy will be manifested within the construction. Therefore the detailing of the pavilion will be the point at which the occupant engages ...


Media-Flex, Gerard Deromanis Apr 2008

Media-Flex, Gerard Deromanis

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The objective of this thesis is to look into and explore the effects of rigid programming on design. Included in this research is an in depth look into the process of demolition from the motives for destroying a preexisting building to the participation of all parties involved."


Patrol, James Degennaro Apr 2008

Patrol, James Degennaro

Architecture Thesis Prep

"For the later half of the 20th Century, East European metropoles were systematically disengaged from international relations, removed from circulation and "nationalized" under a particular regina. The reallocation of these metropoles, stemming from an abrupt discontinuation in 1989 of Soviet policy (a program of cultural production), to the immediate years that followed toward liberal democracy, became a critical act in the name of socio-political progress. This reaction, which produced innumerable degrees of success and failures across the former East-Boc region requires new conceptualizations of the political borders and cultural contours within the landscape of the contemporary East European peripheral city ...


Rethinking The Winery In The Desert Context, James L. Heopokoski Apr 2008

Rethinking The Winery In The Desert Context, James L. Heopokoski

Architecture Thesis Prep

"It goes without saying that the American landscape is a varied one, from the purple mountains majesty to the fruited plains. It is absurd to choose a single site to be representative of American wine regions. It is , however, possible to select a single site that will maximize the generative potential of a single design project, and it is here that my thesis begins. I will examine, or rethink, if you will, the winery in the context of the Arizona deserts. This isn't a fictitious place for wine-making; wineries there are real. They are too new to have substantial ...


Resolution Through Pixelation: A Lifestyle Application For Rochester, New York, Therese Mutter Apr 2008

Resolution Through Pixelation: A Lifestyle Application For Rochester, New York, Therese Mutter

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The requirement of cities is to take on multiple personalities as a responsive strategy towards the various lifestyle existences while maintaining a fulfillment of necessary and desirable aspects in order to attain an ideal state."

"Objective: To create a cohesive program which allows for the simultaneous existence of multiple lifestyles in a singular instance in order to recreate a sense of multiple personalities within a city."


Creating The New Portable Facility For The Secular, Emerging Global City, Beth Mosenthal Apr 2008

Creating The New Portable Facility For The Secular, Emerging Global City, Beth Mosenthal

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Sited in the generic 'up-and-coming global-city' the project (later branded pluraLinks) is a community model that encapsulates religious institutions' community-based programs sans religion. As a communal, global 'hub' that serves as the new, comprehensive model and heart of 'community building.' pluraLinks serves a diverse cross-section of communities on both global and local scales."


Landscraper, Erik Maso Jan 2008

Landscraper, Erik Maso

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The LANDSCRAPER project challenges the re-establishment of perceptually stable and natural orders. It is specifically attracted to the claim that one of the largest infrastructural projects exists in the intermountain region of western United States with the abundance of reclaimable mining territories. The project is in the conception of organizational system that instrumentalizes mining techniques to shape, stabilize, and revegetate unclaimed waste rock edifices, maximizing the potentials of a nature whose production and consumption is perpetually fueled by cultural needs and desires. Its intentions are to consider the imaging of nature, extend the perception of nature in the context of ...


The Polycentric Urbanism Of The Combined Statistical Area, Michael Freedman Jan 2008

The Polycentric Urbanism Of The Combined Statistical Area, Michael Freedman

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This investigation focuses on architecture's role and potential at the interstices of the multiple cities/countries that constitute the fractured landscape of the contemporary Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is here that the seed of a growing density must be placed."


Outerdisciplinary, Tessa Franzese Jan 2008

Outerdisciplinary, Tessa Franzese

Architecture Thesis Prep

"By taking cues from quilt theory and from emergent social science theories, I will formulate a methodology for working that opens a feedback loop, exposing the discipline to outsiders and outsiders to architecture."


Informal Branding, Casey Allen Jan 2008

Informal Branding, Casey Allen

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The informal brand aims to become a process of design that answers questions of identity in architecture. By establishing a methodology for design with an emphasis on program context and performance, a building will be able to become a "brand" for the company it represents, the context the project is situated in, and the typology of program it represents. The following pages set out to document this design process through site and program analysis derived from case studies and text reference. The preceding analysis will result in a speculation of programmatic relationships and there implications on the site."


Supermarket Noise And Void, Lauren Antolin Jan 2008

Supermarket Noise And Void, Lauren Antolin

Architecture Thesis Prep

"I propose to exploit and manipulate the simulation of consumerist architecture, using the vehicle of the image and the supermarket, to create an architecture of display that merges noise with void to create a 'cultural' space for leisure and shopping, both existing within and giving an image to the suburban identity."


Morphology Of The Cloud, Darren J. Poon Jan 2008

Morphology Of The Cloud, Darren J. Poon

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The thesis project is a test bed for researching computational tools and design techniques specifically the performative and analytical tools used in finite element testing and computational fluid dynamics. The research territory will use ACADIA (Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) as a historical gauge and as a point of departure to analyze implied lexicon and form through various computational tools, design techniques, and software platforms."