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Library To Nowhere, Anna Sernicki Oct 2016

Library To Nowhere, Anna Sernicki

Architecture Thesis Prep

Using the metaphor of the pyramid and the labyrinth as a precedent, I am interested in deconstructing existing programmed spaces into the essential spatial qualities of architecture.

Is it possible to question the nature of a space, while at the same time experiencing that space?


Community Commons: Public Libraries In Digital Age, Chao Dou Apr 2014

Community Commons: Public Libraries In Digital Age, Chao Dou

Architecture Thesis Prep

This thesis will identify the programs for the Onondaga County Public Library in Downtown Syracuse based on the needs of the surrounding neighborhoods and organize the programs based on the navigational organization of digital information exchange platforms to connect the digital divide between improverish neighorhoods with the affluent neighborhoods of Syracuse, NY.

The articulation of the space will manifest as a commons for the demographics to access, create and exchange information in the community


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 ...


The Providence Public Library At Waterplace Park: Modifying The Public Library To Engage With The Civic Realm, Nicole Lecuivre Oct 2005

The Providence Public Library At Waterplace Park: Modifying The Public Library To Engage With The Civic Realm, Nicole Lecuivre

Architecture Thesis Prep

"A new library and park placed into an underdeveloped parcel of urban fabric in Providence, Rhode Island will create a new public architecture that reflects the modification of the public library type and engages the civic realm at a greater capacity. A library that functions through indoor and outdoor space will strengthen future urban development of the city center a well as serving as 'the community living room' and an icon of Providence."


Methods Of Perception, Caleb Mitchell Oct 2001

Methods Of Perception, Caleb Mitchell

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Architecture can teach an observer about itself both physically and metaphysically; this can be managed though interactive processes which demand haptic experiences.

(Methodoloy:) To investigate the capacities of mechanistic or interactive devices to reveal meaning (physical and metaphysical); and to eventually develop at full (or large) scale an artifact capable of operating through functional and meaningful interactions with a user."


Traces Of Time: Urban Palimpsest And Transformations, Tomas B. Fernandez Oct 2001

Traces Of Time: Urban Palimpsest And Transformations, Tomas B. Fernandez

Architecture Thesis Prep

"I contend that the city is a deeply scored palimpsest that through specific natural, social, and cultural changes reveals its traces of permanence and temporality; therefore, to create in the urban realm is to respond to these vestiges of time through decoding and transformation, as if one was gently manipulating the genome of the city."


A Paradigm For The Construction Of Architectural Narrative, Sarah F. Holmes Oct 1996

A Paradigm For The Construction Of Architectural Narrative, Sarah F. Holmes

Architecture Thesis Prep

How does one develop a relevant architectural narrative within a society that traditionally has been and remains highly pluralistic?

Architectural meaning arises through the dialogue between a physical and a narrative structure.

This proposal concerns the inquiry into the physical and metaphysical structure of space. In this thesis I propose a system of analysis resulting in the creation of structure from which an architectural narrative may be revealed. Traditional (scientific) methods of analysis examine physical phenomena which organize and create the conceptual structure of the environment. I propose that the narrative structure, that is, the metaphysical structure, is equally valuable ...