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Parking, Alyssa Francis Dec 2014

Parking, Alyssa Francis

Architecture Thesis Prep

This project re-conceptualizes the parking garage structure from a building type deemed as an utilitarian object, to a multi-functioning public service provider, to not only store cars for the individual but also as an infrastructured platform for providing urban amenity, providing much needed urban public space. This structure looks at the concept of garage to look beyond its normative function of purely car storage, and sees the potential of using the building both with and without vehicles, to ultimately act as a form of urban rehabilitation.


Decay And Opportunity Of Architecture, Alexa Hansford Dec 2014

Decay And Opportunity Of Architecture, Alexa Hansford

Architecture Thesis Prep

This thesis aims to develop a connection between the newly elevated downtown Brooklyn and the cultural/civic center of lower Manhattan. One of the growth projects is known as the Urban Farming Initiative. Private areas through out the five boroughs have been redeveloped into community gardens. The public then cultivates and reaps goods for their personal use. Through the expansion of the Urban Farming Initiative this new network connection can act as the "bridge" between the two major city centers as well as creating a central hub for the farming network.


Architecture For A Simulated World, Clay Strange Oct 2006

Architecture For A Simulated World, Clay Strange

Architecture Thesis Prep

"It is the contention of this thesis that such an architecture should be light and insubstantial, like a simulation. Architecture should appear ambiguous and fleeting."


Rethinking Cultural Institutions In Relation To The City, Monica Rodarmor Oct 2006

Rethinking Cultural Institutions In Relation To The City, Monica Rodarmor

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Rather than trying to distribute culture to the masses, the cultural institution shall be a place where the masses educate one another about culture. Thinking about institutions as 'arenas for cultures of the world' better serves urban life than an institution that is simply a dusty bank of memories. The aim of the institution should be to stimulate cultural dialogue which will better serve the American City. By changing the purpose, the end result is now attainable. Education and inspiration of the masses is achieved through a new urban condition: one that promotes interaction and understanding between cultural spheres."


Refocused Gaze, Gabriel Swire Oct 2005

Refocused Gaze, Gabriel Swire

Architecture Thesis Prep

"How can we study overlapping of space, and even deeper, the interactions that occur in those spaces? View becomes a powerful connection that links spaces and talks about the interaction within a singular space. Gaze, discussed by Lacan and Foucault, creates a basis of exploring possible overlapping of spaces through human interaction. The gaze is a conceptual idea that allows the dissecting of social norms of space to reveal these connections and communications between them.

The objective of a museum is to create an ideal environment for interaction of people and art. the galleries and public spaces are the major ...


Isomorphic Correspondence: Hybrid Different Media: Music And Architecture, Ki Ho Choi Oct 2003

Isomorphic Correspondence: Hybrid Different Media: Music And Architecture, Ki Ho Choi

Architecture Thesis Prep

School of Crafting Instruments: Hudson Yard in Manhattan, New York, NY

"In my thesis approach to the music and architecture, I am not evoking the classical Pythagoras and Palladio. I am more dealing with architecture and music as new ground of present architecture and new hybrid medium between them...

Architecture, just linked music with simple arithmetic ratios, should confront and try to parallel to contemporary music theory...

To hybrid these different media, I have chosen the instruments and Bella Bartok's musical Theory. Instrument has architectonic form with musical character while Bartok's musical theory has visual character. These two ...


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."


Space/Surface/Body: Surface As Device Between Inside And Outside, Samantha Whitney May 2000

Space/Surface/Body: Surface As Device Between Inside And Outside, Samantha Whitney

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The understanding of spatial boundaries belonging to a taxonomy of fashion design tested in architecture."


Narrative Architecture, Leah E. Cohen Oct 1999

Narrative Architecture, Leah E. Cohen

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Architecture reveals narrative through the facilitation of sequence and the expression of ritual. Ritual is based on archetypal actions."


Thesis Preparatory Booklet - Religious Architecture, Rajeev Thakker Oct 1993

Thesis Preparatory Booklet - Religious Architecture, Rajeev Thakker

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The investigation of a universal archetype, in terms of the religious building, to represent the Hindu religion. The architectural re-representation of its most eternal values and ideals as seen through my own investigations and interpretations."


Thesis Preparatory Booklet -, James L. Zak Oct 1985

Thesis Preparatory Booklet -, James L. Zak

Architecture Thesis Prep

Columbus Circle is the term used towards the description of the given condition ("space" or even "place" yields quite inappropriate connotations) integrated into the mid-town zone of Manhattan. The potential of the "underlying grounds" of this condition is unlimited beyond that of any other on the island.