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Reconsidering The User, Nathan M. Aleskovsky Apr 2013

Reconsidering The User, Nathan M. Aleskovsky

Architecture Senior Theses

My thesis, Reconsidering The User, is a proposal for a digital application that unites the architect and the occupant in the design process of a home by transforming how design criteria are obtained and controlled.

Within the scope of the detached single-family house, my thesis argues that a design process that engages the expertise of both the architect and the occupant has the potential to create a design solution that is more accurately tailored to the preferences of the occupant. This is possible through reconfiguring the information phase of architectural design. Given my background and current entrepreneurial pursuit, best way ...


The Experience Of A Lifestyle, Brian Lonsway Jan 2007

The Experience Of A Lifestyle, Brian Lonsway

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This essay traces the evolution of themed environment design from theme parks to a series of new architectural types – Urban Entertainment Destinations, Lifestyle Enhancement Centers, and Lifestyle Villages – as a chronicle of spatial mediation from urban décor to urban design technique. Culled partly through semiotic deconstruction and partly through ethnographic investigation, this history examines the environmental design techniques employed in these spaces in order to better understand the relationship of design practice to the cultural practices of work and leisure.

From spatialized branding strategies to the neo-urbanist configurations of location-based entertainment, leisure/entertainment ventures use these narratively motivated techniques to ...


Salad Builders: An Architecture Of Modern Customizable Fast Food", Anthony Francis Oct 2005

Salad Builders: An Architecture Of Modern Customizable Fast Food", Anthony Francis

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The artificiality of architecture and nutrition of the fast food industry has become caustic to society by deteriorating the ideals by which modern design and health function."