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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."


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."


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.'


Hotel Refugee: Temporary Housing Oasis, Leonardo Perez-Alonso Apr 2006

Hotel Refugee: Temporary Housing Oasis, Leonardo Perez-Alonso

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This thesis aims to generate a "hyper-prototype" that intends to reanimate architecture as a catalyst for social and political invention by exploring its potential to redefine boundaries through its positioning in the urban context."


Today's Neighborhood Drugstore, B. Sparano Dec 2001

Today's Neighborhood Drugstore, B. Sparano

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This thesis attempts to align architectural critique with the forces that inevitably shape it. For architecture to become a (critical) reality, the architect is forced to take on new roles. She can no longer be (solely) a manipulator of aesthetics, images and signs. She must also, in addition, become the manipulator of underlying forces beneath the surface (i.e. social, political, and economic)."


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 ...


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."


A Meeting House In Boston: A Vehicle For Reconnection, Roseanne Hennessey Oct 1994

A Meeting House In Boston: A Vehicle For Reconnection, Roseanne Hennessey

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The thesis project will explore the reconnection of the urban core to the periphery. It will deal fundamentally with the relationship of center to edge and the sue of architecture as connective tissue. The vehicle for this exploration if a meeting house in Boston. This vehicle presents an opportunity to investigate the topic of reconnection as an urban/site proposition as well as a use/program proposition."


Thesis Preparatory Booklet - Suburban Civic Center, Charles Angelakis Jan 1994

Thesis Preparatory Booklet - Suburban Civic Center, Charles Angelakis

Architecture Thesis Prep

'My intention is to investigate the reestablishment of the civic center within a typical suburban town of a major metropolitan city. This new 'town square" should be the seat of local law and government, the place of the town's library, site of public services, along with some commercial and residential functions. My goal is to take a site occupied by an architectural ruin which sits as a composition of objects in a field, and by the manipulation of the landscape, along with the introduction of a new piece of architecture, create an ordered composition which begins to become the ...


The Paul Revere Mall: The Synthesis Of The Ideal And The Circumstantial, John B. Burse Oct 1993

The Paul Revere Mall: The Synthesis Of The Ideal And The Circumstantial, John B. Burse

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The intent of my proposal for thesis is an investigation of the synthesis of the ideal and the circumstantial. In the collage of these distinct and different qualities, a demonstration of how urban building can not only respond to but enhance the given conditions of a city will be presented. The resultant coexistence of the two I believe to be an ideal in and of itself."


Symbolism Versus Abstraction: Architectural Representation In A Post-Modern Society, Nina Ebbighausen Oct 1992

Symbolism Versus Abstraction: Architectural Representation In A Post-Modern Society, Nina Ebbighausen

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This thesis poses an investigation into the work of Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Mies van der Rohe as elements of a formal architectural tradition in Berlin; It proposes the institution of an architecture based up on a chosen set of historical models, with the aim of providing one possible foundation for architectural renewal (of unified Berlin) implying cultural continuity. To this end, the thesis poses an investigation into the representative qualities of architecture while examining the informative potential of artifact.