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Iowa City's Tower: Big City Building For A Small Midwest Town, Daniel J. Naegele Oct 2006

Iowa City's Tower: Big City Building For A Small Midwest Town, Daniel J. Naegele

Architecture Publications

Iowa City's 14-story Plaza Towers is an innovative variation on the block and tower parti that has prevailed in large American cities for over a century. By permitting its block to address the public while its tower addresses the private, it masterfully resolves the difficult issues of a 21st-century development in a 19th-century Midwestern town.


Mapping Places Of Play And Prey With Denver Kids, Bambi L. Yost Aug 2006

Mapping Places Of Play And Prey With Denver Kids, Bambi L. Yost

Bambi L Yost

In this study, GIS is used to investigate Denver neighborhoods through children's eyes. This community-based research project teaches inner-city children about the power of mapping and voicing preferences and concerns. Using GIS technology, neighborhood surveys, handdrawn maps, photographs, and other methods of exploration, children create maps of schoolgrounds and surrounding neighborhoods, revealing quantitative and qualitative data in a creative and informative way. This research serves to empower students and educate city officials about the benefits and deficits of inner-city living for Denver youth. Special emphasis is placed on places of play and physical activity as well as on places ...


Space Container: Purity In The Face Of Opposition, Daniel J. Naegele Apr 2006

Space Container: Purity In The Face Of Opposition, Daniel J. Naegele

Architecture Publications

RenSt Loft slips into its pre-existing warehouse structure. Its surfaces, materials and details resonate 'cube,' while its clarity contrasts with loft sentimentality to question the way we live.


All The World Is A Screen: A Computer Atmosphere For Latter-Day Learning, Daniel J. Naegele Apr 2006

All The World Is A Screen: A Computer Atmosphere For Latter-Day Learning, Daniel J. Naegele

Architecture Publications

Even from a distance one senses a crystalline presence about the Pappajohn Education Center. It glows from within-not unlike the way E.T. glowed when emoting, or, one presumes, the way a nuclear reactor glows in production. Photographic images reinforce the building's luminosity. Its all-glass wrapper, milk-ish and translucent, facilitates it. Had the building been built in Berlin, ca. 1920, its plan would have been either biomorphic or fractured, its gestures greatly exaggerated, and its style unmistakably expressionistic. In 21st century Des Moines, the plan is standard Modernism: L-shaped and undoubtedly economical.


Book Review: Perriand, Charlotte. Charlotte Perriand: A Life Of Creation (New York: The Monacelli Press, 2003) And Mcleod, Mary. Charlotte Perriand: An Art Of Living (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003)., Daniel Naegele Apr 2006

Book Review: Perriand, Charlotte. Charlotte Perriand: A Life Of Creation (New York: The Monacelli Press, 2003) And Mcleod, Mary. Charlotte Perriand: An Art Of Living (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003)., Daniel Naegele

Architecture Publications

Although she is often considered one of the 20th century's most renowned women in architecture, Charlotte Perriand (1903 -1999) was not an architect- she regarded herself as an interior designer and took issue with those who thought her merely a furruture designer. Her best-known interior was a temporary installation that she and Pierre Jeanneret completed while in the atelier of Le Cor busier for the 1929 Paris Salon d'Automne exhibition. In that same year, in collaboration with Le Corbusier and Jeanneret, she designed three chairs: the chaise-longue, grand confort, and fauteuil a dossier basculant. All were essential "equipment ...


Translating Knowledge Into Design: Collaborations Between Studio And Cultural Inquiry, Mikesch Muecke, Jamie L. Horwitz Mar 2006

Translating Knowledge Into Design: Collaborations Between Studio And Cultural Inquiry, Mikesch Muecke, Jamie L. Horwitz

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

"The role that bathing plays within a culture," Siegfried Gideon writes, "reveals the culture's attitude coward human relaxation. Ir is a measure of how far individual well-being is regarded as an indispensable part of community life."' ln many parts of the world today, and for many centuries, baths that rely on mineral springs, geysers, heated water, steam or dry hear were designed for the regeneration of local populations without a nod coward utopian dreams, or the exclusivity of private spas. Unlike the contemporary US, public thermal baths in Germany are central ro the economy of"curing towns" and paid ...


On Cities And Designers: A Baalbeck Story, Marwan Ghandour Mar 2006

On Cities And Designers: A Baalbeck Story, Marwan Ghandour

Architecture Publications

Twentieth-century masterplans of Baalbeck tourism and fantasies of modernism and classical antiquity are privileged over the present everyday. How can an alternative be envisioned?


Are There Lasting Effects Of A Schema Based Learning System In Interior Design Studio?, Lori A. Brunner, Dorothy L. Fowles Mar 2006

Are There Lasting Effects Of A Schema Based Learning System In Interior Design Studio?, Lori A. Brunner, Dorothy L. Fowles

Art and Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

Gallini (1989) argues that, “the ability to combine a collection of problems into a meaningful representation, or schema facilitates learning” (p. 244). In a previous study, it was found that introducing a schema-based learning system in the design studio assisted novice designers in a structured, purposeful process, where they began to see patterns of information and use these patterns to develop and refine their design solutions. Their design solutions proved to be significantly better than the other students who did not utilize the instructional interventions. But, does this instructional intervention have any lasting effects with this same group of students ...


Hybrid Practice: The Cross-Cultivation Of Art And Architecture, Peter P. Goché Jan 2006

Hybrid Practice: The Cross-Cultivation Of Art And Architecture, Peter P. Goché

Peter P. Goché

The RDG Dahlquist Art Studio finds renewed validity in an interdisciplinary effort.


Representation And Spatial Incorporation Of Iowa, 19th-20th C., Marwan Ghandour Jan 2006

Representation And Spatial Incorporation Of Iowa, 19th-20th C., Marwan Ghandour

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Driving on a highway in Iowa, corn cribs can be seen at a rate of approximately one crib every couple of miles. Corn Cribs are naturally ventilated timber structures used for storing the crop after the harvest. They are seen nowadays un-maintained, left to decay; announcing a dying facility that was replaced with the new storage buildings equipped with automatic temperature and humidity controls. Other than being technologically obsolete, these dilapidating corn cribs also announce the gradual disappearance of a way of life in the American Midwest. A way of life that is associated with the family farm, which is ...


Ethno Merit: Containing The Ritualistic Affairs Of A People, Peter P. Goché Jan 2006

Ethno Merit: Containing The Ritualistic Affairs Of A People, Peter P. Goché

Peter P. Goché

St. Paul Lutheran Church is the faith center for a rapidly expanding congregation made up of approximately 150 families. It is an evangelical structure for worship and prayer. Its mission: Every member a missionary.


The Effect Of Active Learning In An Interior Design Daylighting Module , Geethapriya Balasubramanian Jan 2006

The Effect Of Active Learning In An Interior Design Daylighting Module , Geethapriya Balasubramanian

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study is an experimental endeavor involving two instructional interventions for teaching a design concept. The sustainable design concept of 'interior daylighting' is instructed to the third year interior design students as part of the lectures in the 'Interior Materials Systems and Details IV' course. The purpose of the study is to analyze and compare the effectiveness of using active learning strategies with the lecture method of instruction. The effectiveness of the strategies is assessed based on the following three questions coined by Prof. Bonwell along with Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy (Bloom et al., 1956): "(1) What do I want ...


Beyond Conflict In Participatory Community Research & Design, Lynne Manzo, Patsy Eubanks Owens, Nancy Rottle, Rula Awwad-Rafferty, Lynn Paxson Jan 2006

Beyond Conflict In Participatory Community Research & Design, Lynne Manzo, Patsy Eubanks Owens, Nancy Rottle, Rula Awwad-Rafferty, Lynn Paxson

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

This workshop will explore whether, how, and in what contexts participatory research and design strategies may be employed for positive community change. In particular we will examine the dynamics, strengths and unique dilemmas of citizen participation in a multicultural context.


Conflict And The Shaping Of The National Museum Of The American Indian (Nmai), Lynn Paxson, Joseph B. Juhasz, Rubén Martinez Jan 2006

Conflict And The Shaping Of The National Museum Of The American Indian (Nmai), Lynn Paxson, Joseph B. Juhasz, Rubén Martinez

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

On September 21, 2004 after more than a decade of planning, preparation and design, marked along the way with a number of very public conflicts, the Smithsonian NMAI (National Museum of the American Indian) opened its doors. While the opening was perhaps not as marked by conflict as it might have been - it did generate a certain amount of controversy, some of which is ongoing. The story of the events and process(s) that led to this point an interesting and instructive.


Differences In The Performance Of Public Organizations In Ghana: Implications For Public Sector Reform Policy, Francis Y. Owusu Jan 2006

Differences In The Performance Of Public Organizations In Ghana: Implications For Public Sector Reform Policy, Francis Y. Owusu

Community and Regional Planning Publications

This paper uses survey data from Ghana to examine whether there are significant differences in the characteristics of poor and good performing public organizations. The analysis show that good and poor public organizations differ in two respects: remuneration and hiring criteria. We argue that transforming poor performing organizations is more complex than simply addressing these differences – it requires fundamental changes in the cultures of the organization. We make recommendations for designing comprehensive public sector reform strategies that focus on changing organizational cultures of poor performing institutions. !


On Public Organizations In Ghana: What Differentiates Good Performers From Poor Performers?, Francis Y. Owusu Jan 2006

On Public Organizations In Ghana: What Differentiates Good Performers From Poor Performers?, Francis Y. Owusu

Community and Regional Planning Publications

Public sector reform programs implemented across Africa, including the World Bank’s “first” and ‘second” generation reforms, are based on the assumption that all public organizations are inefficient. This problematic assumption has had significant implications for policy in Africa. By failing to recognize that not all public organizations perform poorly, we ignore any potential lessons that could have been learnt from the experiences of organizations that have managed to perform effectively under the same social, political, economic and institutional environment. This paper uses Ghana as a case study to examine whether there are significant differences in the characteristics of poor ...


Duchamp's Doors And Windows, Daniel Naegele Jan 2006

Duchamp's Doors And Windows, Daniel Naegele

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

When thinking categorically about Marcel Duchamp's art, one is confronted with an apparent paradox: it simultaneously encourages and resists classification. The characteristic is pervasive. It is a quality found in the individual piece as well as in the collected œuvre. For, while Duchamp promoted the unique and inventive, while he abhorred routine, eschewed the habitual as taste making and subscribed to a philosophy of indifference, at the same time he also underscored the cumulative nature of his work. The Large Glass, the Boite-en-valise[1], the Arensburg Collection itself: all consciously group Duchamp’s works together and thereby encourage a ...


A Collaborative Effort To Train Green Industry Professionals, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Linda R. Mcmahan, Neil Bell, Paul Ries, Patty Williams, Aimee Mcauliffe Jan 2006

A Collaborative Effort To Train Green Industry Professionals, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Linda R. Mcmahan, Neil Bell, Paul Ries, Patty Williams, Aimee Mcauliffe

Horticulture Publications

A collaborative project between the Oregon State University Extension Service, and the green industry and allied professional organizations resulted in an educational seminar series for landscape professionals. In 2003 and 2004, the seminar series consisted of seven 3.5-hour sessions covering a range of horticultural topics and capitalized on expertise of extension personnel and green industry professionals. After the 2004 series, a survey was sent to all participants to determine attendance, overall evaluation, usefulness and applicability of information, participant learning, and behavior change as a result of the seminars. The response rate was 31%. Overall, participants gave the seminars a ...


Prefab And Parasitic Architecture : Architectural Solution Of The Future City Crisis (With Case-Study Design Projects), Bosuk Hur Jan 2006

Prefab And Parasitic Architecture : Architectural Solution Of The Future City Crisis (With Case-Study Design Projects), Bosuk Hur

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

My thesis is basically about the concept of architecture, where humans, regarded as a living machine, will lead their lives in the future. This thesis aims to develop solutions to the problems (CO2, population, social level, sprawl phenomenon, and so on). I pictured the image of Laputa Island in Gulliver's travels in order to solve problems of the city. This is the definition of the Laputa. (Laputa: Floating island in the sky, mentioned in Gulliver's travels) Lebbeus Woods showed imaginary architecture in the future, which mentioned "floating housing" in his works such as "Aerial Paris," "Havana Project," and ...


Assessing The Preparedness Of Postsecondary Graduates Entering The Landscape Contracting Industry, Kory Beidler, Jeffery K. Iles, Sarah M. Nusser, Ann Marie Vanderzanden Jan 2006

Assessing The Preparedness Of Postsecondary Graduates Entering The Landscape Contracting Industry, Kory Beidler, Jeffery K. Iles, Sarah M. Nusser, Ann Marie Vanderzanden

Horticulture Publications

Industry input can assist postsecondary institutions as they strive to provide relevant knowledge and skill-building exercises for the professional development of their students. Using a mail questionnaire, we invited landscape contracting decision-makers to comment on the efficacy of landscape contracting curricula at colleges and universities. The population of Associated Landscape Contractors of America 2003 online member list (2049 companies) was organized into four strata based on company size. A stratified random sample of 400 companies was selected. We received 137 completed questionnaires (35% response rate). Most of the population was either satisfied or extremely satisfied (52%) with college graduates recently ...


Pragmatism And The Gradual Shift From Dependency To Neoliberalism: The World Bank, African Leaders And Development Policy In Africa, Francis Y. Owusu Jan 2006

Pragmatism And The Gradual Shift From Dependency To Neoliberalism: The World Bank, African Leaders And Development Policy In Africa, Francis Y. Owusu

Community and Regional Planning Publications

‘For the first time there is a comprehensive plan dealing with all aspects of the African plight. For the first time, it is constructed with reforming African leaders as partners, not passive recipients of aid’.1 This is how British Prime Minister Tony Blair described the launch of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) in July 2002. Blair goes on to argue that NEPAD is ‘a new departure. It is a real signal of hope for the future and it is up to us now to make it a reality’, and reminded the British House of Commons that ...