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The Poetry Of Sustainability: Inhabiting The Landscape Through Sustainable Design, Sarahjo Bellissimo Oct 2009

The Poetry Of Sustainability: Inhabiting The Landscape Through Sustainable Design, Sarahjo Bellissimo

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Our society is a dependent of the inevitably doomed industry of fossil fuels. We rely heavily on nonrenewable resources to maintain our lifestyles. Ethically, our relationship to the earth is unbalanced. In order to balance the scales of our future in architecture we must look toward sustainability through technology."


Activated Infrastructure, Joanna T. Myers Oct 2009

Activated Infrastructure, Joanna T. Myers

Architecture Thesis Prep

No abstract provided.


The Architecture Of Terroir: A Phenomenological Approach To The Design Of A Winery, Marina Gabriela Brink Oct 2009

The Architecture Of Terroir: A Phenomenological Approach To The Design Of A Winery, Marina Gabriela Brink

Architecture Thesis Prep

In this project, I propose a phenomenological approach to the design process that will emphasize the engagement of the senses in the experience of the building and the site. The interest in a phenomenologically enhanced architecture derives from the potential for the landscape and the processes of wine making to heighten the experience of the built environment.


Resurrecting The Bauhaus: Public Interaction Through Constructive Education In Harlem, Luke Carnahan Oct 2009

Resurrecting The Bauhaus: Public Interaction Through Constructive Education In Harlem, Luke Carnahan

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Architecture has the capacity to mediate the boundaries between the social territories of urban contexts. Educational programs become the vehicles that generate the dynamic social exchange necessary to do so."


Euro, Ryan A. Doyle Oct 2009

Euro, Ryan A. Doyle

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Architecture can create a flexible representation for institutions of supranational power through the consolidation of the political functions that embody its states' identities."


[Re]-Establishing Connection: Integrating People Through Movement And Culture In Nyc, Justin Leung Oct 2009

[Re]-Establishing Connection: Integrating People Through Movement And Culture In Nyc, Justin Leung

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This thesis proposes to test and re-establish how architecture can make connections between people. Through freedom of movement, transportation creates many opportunities for the congregation of people and social interaction. This thesis aims to create spaces for mixing and awareness through movement, and program."


World Takes: Design For Decline - A Remediation Ecology, David A. Schragger Oct 2009

World Takes: Design For Decline - A Remediation Ecology, David A. Schragger

Architecture Thesis Prep

"World Takes is a study of the decline of the small American city of Trenton, New Jersey. Urban formations that were generated by industry and the infrastructural necessities of density are currently being redefined by the dissipation of these forces. The new forces that are shaping the environment are enabled by absence and dereliction. A transgressive ecology is seeking a natural equilibrium within the augmented environment. World Takes is an architectural intervention that attempts to mediate and promote this ecological equilibrium within the post-industrial urban environment."


Constructing A Living Surface: City Hall As Connective Tissue, Benjamin Grace Apr 2009

Constructing A Living Surface: City Hall As Connective Tissue, Benjamin Grace

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Infrastructural space offers a model for architecture which is not closed and self-contained, but expansive, continuous, and referential beyond itself. A healthy urban landscape can be produced by buildings that serve to construct sites which expand into the city, giving expression to the role of the urban surface."


Dispurbia, Daniel Kimicata Apr 2009

Dispurbia, Daniel Kimicata

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This thesis aims to produce an architectural response to sprawl in the United States without privileging either the traditional city or the exurb. The project rejects the notion that the exurb is separate from the city and therefore looks to produce a response informed through an analysis of the urban condition in general."


Replacing The Plaza, Timothy Jeremiah Nolan Jan 2009

Replacing The Plaza, Timothy Jeremiah Nolan

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This project uses the methods of scanning implicated by the skateboarder in a detournement of the modernist plaza. In doing so, it seeks to prove that universality is not universal. Ultimately, by reframing Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalarie in Berlin as field of spatial data through methods of scanning related to skateboarding, new ways of understanding Mies' plaza will point to a spatial reorganization of the museum and plaza."


Peripheral Architecture, James Utterback Jan 2009

Peripheral Architecture, James Utterback

Architecture Thesis Prep

"By 2012 the 4G 'Anytime, Aywhere' digital age will be upon us and the air will be loaded with new possibilities for those with the hardware to tap into it. In the latter half of the 20th century, screen-mediated technologies generated an abundance of hybrid local/peripheral places. Movie screens, televisions, and computers challenged notions of privacy, location, and place by stretching people across the screen and into the screenspace. Where screens became pervasive the architecture became passive, often acting as an experiential shield from the local space, wholly privileging the space of the screen over the context in which ...


Fixed - Flow: The Emergent Library, Laura Elizabeth Swartz Jan 2009

Fixed - Flow: The Emergent Library, Laura Elizabeth Swartz

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Traditional academic library have been concerned with physically containing institutional collections. However, today we see a paradigm shift in knowledge transfer, a digital wave sweeping book and periodical collections off the shelves of these centralized containers to offsite storage warehouses...

"The Emergent Library will re-define and activate a current academic library (and the 'Learning Commons') by embracing technology - both physical hardware and digital models (web 2.0 and 3.0) in concept and structure - which allow for the following:

[1] Networked management of perpetual real-time flow of knowledge

[2] User generated experiential spaces

[3] Barrier free access to emergent knowledge ...