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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 ...


The Charles J. Connick Windows Of The Joan Of Arc Chapel, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wi, Annemarie Sawkins Oct 2005

The Charles J. Connick Windows Of The Joan Of Arc Chapel, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wi, Annemarie Sawkins

Catalogues and Gallery Guides

No abstract provided.


City, Temple, Stage: Eschatological Architecture And Liturgical Theatrics In New Spain (Book Review), Charlotte M. Gradie Oct 2005

City, Temple, Stage: Eschatological Architecture And Liturgical Theatrics In New Spain (Book Review), Charlotte M. Gradie

History Faculty Publications

Book review by Charlotte Gradie.

Lara, Jaime. City, Temple, Stage: Eschatological Architecture and Liturgical Theatrics in New Spain. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004.

ISBN 9780268033644


Review Of Blagojevic, Ljiljana, Modernism In Serbia: The Elusive Margins Of Belgrade Architecture, 1919-1941, Kimberly E. Zarecor Oct 2005

Review Of Blagojevic, Ljiljana, Modernism In Serbia: The Elusive Margins Of Belgrade Architecture, 1919-1941, Kimberly E. Zarecor

Architecture Publications

In the introduction to her beautifully illustrated and well-written history of interwar modern architecture in Serbia, Ljiljana Blagojevic remarks that the architects of Belgrade's modernist circles "were neither friends nor disciples of any of the masters of the European modern movement, they knew not their 'gods' in person, they followed only reflections and translations" (p. x). Working with the themes of marginality, authenticity and identity formation, Blagojevic argues convincingly that modernity in Serbia was expressed formally through a borrowed, western European style that masked traditional building methods and spatial arrangements behind fashionable facades.


La Ornamentación De La Alhambra De Granada Y Su Proyección En La Cultura Y La Religión = The Ornamentación Of The Alhambra Of Granada And Its Projection In The Culture And Religion, Alyssa Anderson Oct 2005

La Ornamentación De La Alhambra De Granada Y Su Proyección En La Cultura Y La Religión = The Ornamentación Of The Alhambra Of Granada And Its Projection In The Culture And Religion, Alyssa Anderson

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

During the three years between my first visit to Spain and my arrival this past September, the one thing that stuck with me and continued to call my attention was the Alhambra. Upon experiencing this both historically and artistically important site, I felt completely enchanted, and a little mystified, by the grandeur of the architecture, the intricate decoration, and the extensive gardens. Since then I have enrolled in a university and have dedicated my studies there to Art History, therefore, there was no question that the Alhambra would be the perfect subject for my independent study. Although I knew before ...


Editor's Note, James L. Yarnall Oct 2005

Editor's Note, James L. Yarnall

Newport History

Between 1830 and 1860, Newport became a favored summer haunt for moderately wealthy southerners, Bostonians, New Yorkers, and Philadelphians. Staying at first in boarding houses and hotels, and later in summerhouses termed “cottages,” these summer residents transformed the city from a sleepy, post-Revolutionary ruin into one of the leading resorts in America. The post-Civil War Gilded Age brought with it the “New York invasion” of unbridled wealth and aristocratic ambition, eclipsing this earlier summer society in the popular mind and replacing many of its cottages with palatial mansions. Eliza Cope Harrison and Rosemary F. Carroll return to antebellum Newport in ...


Review Of Jordan Sand, House And Home In Modern Japan: Architecture, Domestic Space, And Bourgeois Culture, Don Choi Oct 2005

Review Of Jordan Sand, House And Home In Modern Japan: Architecture, Domestic Space, And Bourgeois Culture, Don Choi

Architecture

No abstract provided.


Bs News Oct 2005

Bs News

Building Services News

No abstract provided.


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • 17 new site stewards trained during the quarter. Active stewards in the program now total 167, up from 150 in last quarter.
  • Three Desert National Wildlife Refuge sites added to monitoring schedule.
  • Comprehensive monitoring plan for Sloan Canyon NCA implemented.
  • New training classes offered in GPS navigation and Clark County pre-history.
  • 3 additional major cultural site impacts resulting in measurable damages reported this quarter. Four additional impacts with somewhat lesser significance also reported in the quarter. Total impacts since December 2004 total 11 major and 12 less significant.
  • Federal land managers authorized site stewards to place signage and construct barriers ...


Mammalogy At Texas Tech University: A Historical Perspective, Lisa C. Bradley, John R. Suchecki, Brian R. Amman, Joel G. Brant, Hugh H. Genoways, L. Rex Mcaliley, Robert J. Baker, Francisca Mendez-Harclerode, Robert D. Bradley Sep 2005

Mammalogy At Texas Tech University: A Historical Perspective, Lisa C. Bradley, John R. Suchecki, Brian R. Amman, Joel G. Brant, Hugh H. Genoways, L. Rex Mcaliley, Robert J. Baker, Francisca Mendez-Harclerode, Robert D. Bradley

Mammalogy Papers: University of Nebraska State Museum

The mammalogy program at Texas Tech University officially was established in 1962, when Robert L. Packard joined the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences. As the institution's first mammalogist, Packard took the initiative to develop a strong program of mammalian research and education. Influenced by the successful program built by his mentor, E. Raymond Hall, at the University of Kansas, Packard modeled similar goals for Texas Tech University. Those goals included a strong emphasis on both undergraduate and graduate education and research, with several mammalogy faculty members, and the establishment and growth of a large and active mammal ...


Toward A User-Centered I2-Enabled Collaborative Learning And Teaching Environment: The Cal Poly Scandinavian Style Participatory Design Project, Helen Y. Chu, Franz Kurfess, David Gillette, Craig Schultz, Mary Somerville, Marita Holst, Peter Lundkvist, Anita Mirijamdotter, Robert Sundlof, Seppo Tanskanen, Markus Tiburzi Sep 2005

Toward A User-Centered I2-Enabled Collaborative Learning And Teaching Environment: The Cal Poly Scandinavian Style Participatory Design Project, Helen Y. Chu, Franz Kurfess, David Gillette, Craig Schultz, Mary Somerville, Marita Holst, Peter Lundkvist, Anita Mirijamdotter, Robert Sundlof, Seppo Tanskanen, Markus Tiburzi

Helen Y. Chu

Information Technology Services and the University Library partnered to build an Internet2-enabled Learning Commons (LC) at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. The project team now extends the campus partnership model to include student and faculty users in collaboratively applying Scandinavian style co-design methodologies for physical and virtual learning and teaching environments. The interactive design approach was tested from January to June 2005 with funding from a U.S. Office of Naval Research Internet2 MiniGrant subcontract award. The project evaluated the efficacy of an interactive design/redesign methodology for encouraging user-driven, boundary-crossing information exchange and knowledge creation. Involving ...


How Monuments Shape Urban Identity, John O. Angée Sep 2005

How Monuments Shape Urban Identity, John O. Angée

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Monuments in our society commemorate historical events, acts or heroes, and educate people about them. Monuments are landmarks that stand out from other buildings to give the city identity and order.

This thesis asks how a monument can be designed to project a clear image at a distance and articulate a spatial experience at close range.

Two important monuments that form part of the life of America serve as examples: (1) The Statue of Liberty, in the New York Harbor, that has become the visual icon of New York if not the nation and (2) The Holocaust Memorial in Miami ...


Learning Through Experience: An Interpretive Trail Design For Nasami Farm, Mark Wamsley Sep 2005

Learning Through Experience: An Interpretive Trail Design For Nasami Farm, Mark Wamsley

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

Almost fifty years ago Freeman Tilden suggested that outdoor places have an ability to speak for themselves (1957). They each impart their own set of unique experiences for visitors, fostering the senses of fascination, attachment and understanding. This alluring voice may, in part, explain why nature centers, botanical gardens and other informal learning sites with interpretive trails have grown in popularity. Such sites attract roughly 420 million visitors a year worldwide, making them prime locations for increasing public awareness and action toward broader environmental issues (Jones 2001, 11). Yet, as interpretive trails become a ubiquitous part of the landscape, their ...


Analysis Of Per Capita Expenditures Of Suburbanizing Communities In Maine, New England Environmental Finance Center Sep 2005

Analysis Of Per Capita Expenditures Of Suburbanizing Communities In Maine, New England Environmental Finance Center

Economics and Finance

This study analyzes per capita expenditure trends among selected fast-growing Maine towns from 1970-2004. The ten communities studied are termed as “suburbanizing” towns. This term is used to describe towns that over the past 30-40 years have been in the process of transition from rural to suburban – in terms of their population and housing densities, their forms of government, and the services they provide, as well as other characteristics.1 Such towns are of particular interest because they have been absorbing a healthy percentage of the state’s population growth during this time period, often at the expense of Maine ...


Review Of Samuel G. White And Elizabeth White's "Mckim, Mead & White: The Masterworks" And Kristen Schaffer's "Daniel H. Burnham: Visionary Architect And Planner", Bruno Giberti Sep 2005

Review Of Samuel G. White And Elizabeth White's "Mckim, Mead & White: The Masterworks" And Kristen Schaffer's "Daniel H. Burnham: Visionary Architect And Planner", Bruno Giberti

Architecture

As any undergraduate knows, architectural history is a relentlessly visual subject. It is not impossible, but exceedingly difficult to make a convincing argument through words alone. Words must talk to pictures, in the absence of buildings, and pictures must join together to form a visual argument that is an analogue of the text. What then are we to do with the big picture books favored by publishers like Rizzoli? These serve a function and have an audience, which includes many historians, some of whom are their authors; but it is not the same function as an academic publication, which rarely ...


Visual Impacts On The Westward Vista At Nine-Mile Prairie And The Inadequacy Of The Les Power Line Siting Criteria To Address Them, Richard K. Sutton Sep 2005

Visual Impacts On The Westward Vista At Nine-Mile Prairie And The Inadequacy Of The Les Power Line Siting Criteria To Address Them, Richard K. Sutton

Landscape Architecture Program: Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity

The criteria utilized by the Lincoln Electric System (LES) do not account for impact to the historical, cultural, biological and aesthetic settings traversed by large high-voltage power lines. This paper describes the impacts of such a proposed line at Nine-mile prairie near Lincoln, Nebraska.


The Effects Of Simple Coupled Volume Geometry On The Objective And Subjective Results From Nonexponential Decay, David T. Bradley, Lily M. Wang Sep 2005

The Effects Of Simple Coupled Volume Geometry On The Objective And Subjective Results From Nonexponential Decay, David T. Bradley, Lily M. Wang

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

This project focuses on the individual and interactive acoustic effects of three architectural parameters on the double slope profile from a simple coupled volume system created in the computer modeling program ODEON. The three variables studied are the volume ratio between the main and secondary spaces, the absorption ratio between the two spaces, and aperture size. The resulting energy decay profiles are analyzed using T30/T15 Coupling Coefficient ratios and Bayesian analysis. Coupling Coefficient results show general trends in the effects of the three architectural parameters that match previous research results and the predominant interactive effect between the ...


Bs News Sep 2005

Bs News

Building Services News

No abstract provided.


Barriers To Building Partnerships Between Major Stakeholders In Affordable Housing Investment In Queensland, Connie Susilawati, Lynne Armitage Aug 2005

Barriers To Building Partnerships Between Major Stakeholders In Affordable Housing Investment In Queensland, Connie Susilawati, Lynne Armitage

Lynne Armitage

The recent housing boom experienced across Australian metropolitan markets has attracted many new investors and resulted in increasing prices across the full range of residential sub-markets for both owner-occupation and investment categories. Of particular concern from a social perspective is the consequential pressure generated in the affordable housing rental market. This paper reports the results of a survey of affordable housing providers drawn from a range of backgrounds. Using in-depth interviews, it compares the opinions of these supply side groups regarding their experiences of the barriers to entry to affordable housing partnerships. The findings show agreement across the sector that ...


Pobres Las Ciudades De Pobres, Fernando Carrión Mena Aug 2005

Pobres Las Ciudades De Pobres, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

En América Latina, los años ochenta, en términos socioeconómicos, fueron definidos como la "década perdida". Las políticas de ajuste estructural dirigidas a solventar las llamadas variables macroeconómicas dejan -a estas alturas-una considerable deuda social que, en lugar de reducirse con el paso del tiempo, se incrementa considerablemente. Según el Banco Mundial, América Latina es la región del mundo con mayor grado de desigualdad social, lo cual hace que la pobreza sea impermeable al crecimiento económico y al gasto social.

Si bien la pobreza no es un fenómeno nuevo, sí se puede afirmar que durante los últimos años creció, se transformó ...


Question Of The Eruv In Early Modern Europe, David Katz Aug 2005

Question Of The Eruv In Early Modern Europe, David Katz

Early Modern Workshop: Resources in Jewish History

Both the responsum of Rabbi Aboab and that of Hakham Zvi Ashkenazi reflect a feature of pre-modern kehillah life almost never dealt with in scholarly literature, namely, the urban eruv, a physical boundary delineating space in which one is permitted to carry items on Sabbath, erected by the kehillah.

This presentation is for the following text(s), available in the PDF file:

  • Samuel Aboab's Responsum 257
  • Hakham Zvi Ashkenazi's Responsum, She'elot u'Teshuvot Hakham Zvi no. 6 (1699)

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