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Suburban Adaptability: Urban Context, Joshua Seidner Dec 2005

Suburban Adaptability: Urban Context, Joshua Seidner

Architecture Senior Theses

The urban environment historically fosters anonymity among urbanites denying individual expression, user flexibility, and family adaptability. The result is the draw to the suburban house model which inherently concedes ones' expression of individual identity. The urban landscape has historically formed with the core and periphery. Over the last sixty years the periphery has harbored the creation of suburbia. Traditionally, the urban landscape has, and continues to suppress individualism and flexibility to create uniformity and homogeneity[...] Arguably by default, suburbia creates a basic template which the end-user can customize. On the contrary, the urban environment does not foster the ability to ...


Graduate Sessions 1: Sylvia Lavin, Mark D. Linder, James Degennaro Oct 2005

Graduate Sessions 1: Sylvia Lavin, Mark D. Linder, James Degennaro

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Sylvia Lavin is Professor of Architecture at UCLA and writes widely on contemporary architecture and theory. She recently completed a year as a Getty Scholar where she was working on her next book, The Flash in the Pan and Other Forms of Architectural Contemporaneity. She is co-editor of Crib Sheets (Monacelli Press, 2005) and the author of Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture (MIT Press, 2005).


Graduate Sessions 2: Greg Lynn, Mark D. Linder, Beth Mosenthal Oct 2005

Graduate Sessions 2: Greg Lynn, Mark D. Linder, Beth Mosenthal

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Greg Lynn is the principal of Greg Lynn FORM and has lectured and taught internationally, as Professor at the Universitat fur Angewandte Kunst in Vienna, as Davenport Professor at Yale, and as studio professor at UCLA. He curated the exhibitions "Intricacy" (2003) at the ICA in Philidelphia, and "Intricate Surface" (2003) at the MAK in Vienna. He is the editor of Folding in Architecture (Architectural Design, 1993), the author of Animate Form (Princeton Architectural Press, 1998), and Folds, Bodies, and Blobs: Collected Essays (La Lettre Vole, 1998).


Boundaries And Thresholds, Kathleen C. Czerw Oct 2005

Boundaries And Thresholds, Kathleen C. Czerw

Architecture Senior Theses

"The American city is an agglomeration of definitive districts of program and groups of residents, and it is these bounded urban groupings that allow the city to maintain its diversity districts, allowing them to maintain individual identities, and specifically placed thresholds become spaces where the boundaries are broken and two districts momentarily come together. Often times these thresholds are defined by spatial voids within the urban fabric, and through the use of engaging architecture the threshold can become a place of social exchange and mutual cognizance.

The site is a lot that runs parallel to Genesee River and Exchange Street ...


Obstruction And Transcendence: Trespassing On The Border, Adam Sheraden Oct 2005

Obstruction And Transcendence: Trespassing On The Border, Adam Sheraden

Architecture Senior Theses

"The border is an element of both spatial obstruction and cultural transcendence. I propose that there should be a physical manifestation of this cultural transcendence as there is a border fence to register the material obstruction that the border fence produces. The border, as a political and spatial construction, allows for the formation of separate cultural distinctions and therefore is as much a defining element in the city as other social institutions. The border is the final punctuation mark on this arid landscape."


The Void: Urban By Association, Brian Kessler Oct 2005

The Void: Urban By Association, Brian Kessler

Architecture Thesis Prep

"I contend that a regional and now increasingly global scale dictates the development of the city. At this super-urban scale the specificity of architecture is impractical and too expensive, yet the city adn architecture still persist, because of the fundamental human desire for intimate social interaction. Architecture, stripped of its unobtainable utopian ideals, still maintains its significance as the literal and symbolic framework of the urban condition; the space of intense, physical interaction, leading to the literal procreation of humanity and limitless possibilities for new unforeseen activity."


Airport And Tense Airport, Mike Ness Oct 2005

Airport And Tense Airport, Mike Ness

Architecture Thesis Prep

ACSA Airport Design Competition entry


Jersey [Limited]: Logistical Architecture, Dennis A. Daisey Oct 2005

Jersey [Limited]: Logistical Architecture, Dennis A. Daisey

Architecture Thesis Prep

"I am proposing a brand that benefits from the addition of architectural thinking in the analysis of the systems utilized by the fashion industry in the development of a new business model. The brand and business model are formulated by the fusion of an architectural sensibility in the consideration of space and form in addition to the study of business practices that have brought success to their respective companies."


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."


Incubator Architecture: Jazz Center, Harlem, Tyler Hinckley Oct 2005

Incubator Architecture: Jazz Center, Harlem, Tyler Hinckley

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This proposal I will outline the framework for all of the local centers, and more specifically I will address the crucial juxtaposition of the base and a local center by designing the two together in Harlem...

By creating an adaptive yet integral facility the local jazz center will not only be able to flourish and grow in its own incubation period, but will also become a contributing factor to the incubation of new jazz developments in the future of the community."


Building A Future With Our Past, Maureen T. O'Sullivan Oct 2005

Building A Future With Our Past, Maureen T. O'Sullivan

Architecture Thesis Prep

"I contend that the contrast of traditional and contemporary architectural building methods and program will visualize the process of change and allow for subsequent transformations of existing constructs. A disregard for traditional architecture will eventually leave us with no conception of our cultural past. These structures are a physical accumulation of our past that we can experience spatially and upon which we can build."


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."


Abstracting The Monument: Architectural Representation For A Contemporary Institution, Emma Isabel Corbalan Oct 2005

Abstracting The Monument: Architectural Representation For A Contemporary Institution, Emma Isabel Corbalan

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This thesis contends that a strategic, meaningful abstraction of the traditional principles of monumentality will create an architecture that is identifiable and communicative, and that can become contextual without the evocation of specific historic references."


Retro Fitting In, Nartano Lim Oct 2005

Retro Fitting In, Nartano Lim

Architecture Thesis Prep

Consumer culture has become a driving force within western society through the rise of expendable goods and the lower costs of manufacturing. The "good life" has now been made available to a much greater portion of society and as a result, possessions as signifiers of status have lost much of their exclusivity, but none of its effectiveness. How does one assert individuality by the products they choose?

A primary driving force of consumer culture is that goods have a designated obsolescence that is perhaps only surpassed by the users desire for something new sooner. This rapid rate of replacement is ...


Fertile Fragments: An Improvisational Urbanism For The Evolving Urban Edge, Matthew Duggan Oct 2005

Fertile Fragments: An Improvisational Urbanism For The Evolving Urban Edge, Matthew Duggan

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Often cities are developed and designed on a parcel by parcel basis without an overall master plan. Urban actors (architecture, planners, developers, municipalities, engineers, artists, etc.) are responsible for what happens on their land alone. While this can result in a series of discrete separate enclaves it is also possible to graft new developments into/onto existing ones. This thesis contends that fragments of urban form can be guiding catalysts for subsequent urban growth and transformation. It intends to explore the possibilities opened up when urban actors leave behind partial or fragmentary works for others to elaborate upon."


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 ...


Suburban Adaptability: Urban Context, Joshua Seidner Oct 2005

Suburban Adaptability: Urban Context, Joshua Seidner

Architecture Thesis Prep

Creating an Architecture that permits flexibility within a system of controls through the design of an urban mixed-use building in Hoboken, NJ


"The urban context historically fosters anonymity among urbanites denying individual expression, user flexibility, and family adaptability. The result is the draw to the suburban house model which inherently concedes one's expression of individual identity."


Unveiling The Commodified Landscape: Fixing The Tourist Gaze, Rachel Monk Oct 2005

Unveiling The Commodified Landscape: Fixing The Tourist Gaze, Rachel Monk

Architecture Thesis Prep

"My intention is to provide a counterbalance to the shared delusion of a created environment; to relate the landscape and building as constructed commodities which represent place. The project will objectify the existing methods of commodification within the site utilizing methods of natural processes on the site, erosion, and architectural precedents."


Green Reintroducing Nature To The City, Andrew Cunneen Oct 2005

Green Reintroducing Nature To The City, Andrew Cunneen

Architecture Thesis Prep

"The architecture of present day America reflects the way in which we give little consideration to the impact that built forms have on the environment. American cities are expanding beyond their former limits into the natural environment previously untouched by built form. It is important for us to foster a sense of environmental concerns in an age of increasing development and advancements. While technology continues to progress it seems that these advancements are applied to everything but architecture. We have designed ways to get more mileage out of a tank of gas, and created appliances that reduce our electric consumption ...


Urban Logic(S), Syracuse University School Of Architecture Jul 2005

Urban Logic(S), Syracuse University School Of Architecture

Books

This book includes a wide range of essays and ideas concerning today's urban issues, and specifically that of Syracuse.


A Pocket Guide To Housing Of The Udc: The New York State Urban Development Corporation 1968-1975, Elizabeth Kamell, Christopher Hayner, Aaron Hernon, Kristen Wisniewski Jun 2005

A Pocket Guide To Housing Of The Udc: The New York State Urban Development Corporation 1968-1975, Elizabeth Kamell, Christopher Hayner, Aaron Hernon, Kristen Wisniewski

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This guide is exclusively dedicated to the housing production of the UDC, both planned and projected during its short life from 1968 - 1975. The guide is organized in three parts: a map that locates projects throughout New York State and New York City, detailed descriptions of selected projects, and a database that lists most, if not all of the UDC housing projects, including those not represented by image and text in the project summaries.

It is the intent of this guide to provide basic statistical information and to locate housing projects so that anyone may visit the projects and compare ...


The Dancing Curve, Emmanouil Vermisso May 2005

The Dancing Curve, Emmanouil Vermisso

School of Architecture - Theses

This paper explores a way digital media can help re-instate traditional forms of architecture that seem to have lost their mythical-phenomenological connotations due to paradigm shifts, while developing new (digital) techniques to approach design. As a result of my interest in Classicism in conjunction with an enthusiasm about digital design, I thought of bringing together two ways of design that ostensibly occupy opposite ends of the architectural spectrum, but in effect are closer that meets the eye.

My proposal is the controlled transformation of classical elements like the Entablature using digital software like Rhinoceros and FormZ. As to the formal ...


Rise And Fall Of The Continuum Revivalism In Architecture, Tyler Caine May 2005

Rise And Fall Of The Continuum Revivalism In Architecture, Tyler Caine

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Abstract not Included


The Architect's Work: David Adjaye Interview, David Adjaye, Scott Ruff Apr 2005

The Architect's Work: David Adjaye Interview, David Adjaye, Scott Ruff

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The Syracuse University School of Architecture: The Architect's Work Series | April 18 - May 27 2005. Interview of David Adjaye by Scott Ruff.


Intertwined Boundaries, Naomi Susman Apr 2005

Intertwined Boundaries, Naomi Susman

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This thesis will explore ways in which a narrative experience influenced by tradition and cultural exchange serves to stimulate and depict one's understanding of the collaborative product of technique, design, and social movement."


A Cathedral Of Utility, Arthur Chukhman Jan 2005

A Cathedral Of Utility, Arthur Chukhman

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Amenity infrastructure is an effective form of sustainability that can be applied to multiple scales of architecture. Designing infrastructure to be multifunctional while programming it into an amenity produces not only an efficient space but also brings people and social activity within close proximity to infrastructure. This new relationship between society and infrastructure should be realized through a didactic form of architecture in order to reveal what is normally the hidden framework of the built environment to generate a consciousness for energy consumption and other sustainable principles. In effect this thesis is attempting to address the problems associated with sprawl ...


Activating The Void, Karissa Kizer Jan 2005

Activating The Void, Karissa Kizer

Architecture Thesis Prep

Syracuse, New York contains an abundance of voids created by transportation infrastructure. Interstate 81 runs north-south through the city, connecting with Interstate 690 and eventually to the New York State thruway. I-81 exists in the city as an overpass, a barrier which effectively slices the city in two. Each half of the city contains a major productive zone, though the area in between the two, the district surround the highway, exists as both a physical and programmatic void. Within this area, there are numerous specific voids, most in the form of parking facilities which can be used to explore the ...