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Wonderland, Jessica Ordaz, Stephanie Tager Dec 2015

Wonderland, Jessica Ordaz, Stephanie Tager

Architecture Thesis Prep

This thesis intends to explore and analyze the environmental, spatial, and architectural characteristics found within the timeless imaginary locations of children’s literature. Through tapping into these magnificent stories that are waiting to be imagined, visualized, and built, fresh and new learning environments can be created that flourish creativity and promote individuality. By translating the synergistic connection between a child and his/her favorite picture book and into the architecture of a space for learning, these narrative driven designs can render the wonderful and dreamy landscapes of fictional worlds in an unconventional way. Although merely stories and pictures, these famous ...


The Museum Of Ideas: Fantastic Wilderness Park, Alyssa Goraieb Dec 2015

The Museum Of Ideas: Fantastic Wilderness Park, Alyssa Goraieb

Architecture Thesis Prep

The history of wilderness is the history of an idea. A missing element of the natural history museum is the human attitude within which nature is captured and displayed. This project wants to put the historical displays of the museum within a context by making an addition to the natural history museum that archives the historical attitudes, experiences and perceptions towards wilderness.


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 ...


Perception Potential And The Performance Of Change, Milo Bonacci Oct 2005

Perception Potential And The Performance Of Change, Milo Bonacci

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Sustainable architecture should have the ability to evolve as influenced by societal, cultural, environmental, economic, and political factors. By being dynamic and responsive in this sense, an architecture would be able to interact with its environment in similar ways to how a biological organism both influences and is influenced by its ecosystem - maintaining a state of dynamic equilibrium and ultimately being sustained."


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 ...


Thesis Preparatory Booklet - Contemporary Design And Historical Sensitivity; Design Of A Museum And Cultural Center In Pondicherry, India, Pavlom Mistry Apr 1996

Thesis Preparatory Booklet - Contemporary Design And Historical Sensitivity; Design Of A Museum And Cultural Center In Pondicherry, India, Pavlom Mistry

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The primary goal of this thesis is to investigate and test hoe an architectural intervention in a historical site will set a direction for future development of an urban fabric. The urban architectural intervention will be in a form of a modern building project, which shares a dialogue with the history and which will be based on the analysis of historical and contemporary precedents. Tha ability of the architectural intervention to express a regional and universal identity is the motivating concern. The following architectural issues will be addressed: Context, Process, Scale and Image."


Intervention Into An Historic Artifact, Salvatore Canciello Apr 1994

Intervention Into An Historic Artifact, Salvatore Canciello

Architecture Thesis Prep

Museum of the Evolution of Iron and Steel - Trenton, New Jersey

"The origins of the word museum stem directly from allusions to the process of death. Similarly the ideas behind historic preservation also find their roots in the saving of a 'dying' artifact. Through the combination of museum and historic ruin this thesis will attempt to bring both the ruin and the artifacts exhibited within the museum back to life. This life will be sustained through the celebration of site, history, and technology, and its overall significance in the development of the community, and its contribution to the world at ...


Connection, Sara Lopergolo Apr 1989

Connection, Sara Lopergolo

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the connection between past and present and landscape to cityscape. Involved with this is a study of various themes tat are specific to place and help support the initial investigation."