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The Energy Between Us: Two Affective And Intertwined Space-Times Evoked By Architecture As Prelude To A Proper Sharing?, Andrea Wheeler, Aniket Nagdive Sep 2015

The Energy Between Us: Two Affective And Intertwined Space-Times Evoked By Architecture As Prelude To A Proper Sharing?, Andrea Wheeler, Aniket Nagdive

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“I enter a building, see a room, and…” Peter Zumthor writes, “in a fraction of a second I have this feeling about it” (Zumthor 2006: 13). As an immediately grasped judgment of environmental character, atmosphere has been described as a collaboration of an infinite number of multisensory factors: a non-material experience, contrasting centuries of tradition understanding architecture as material artefact experienced through the limitation of vision (Pallasmaa 2014: 20).


Building A Shared World As A Definition Of Sustainable Architecture, Andrea Wheeler Jun 2015

Building A Shared World As A Definition Of Sustainable Architecture, Andrea Wheeler

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Whilst the current debates on sustainable architecture is dominated by a conversation about energy performance and abstract certification—each easily manipulated to serve commercial gain—I argue that a philosophical reconsideration of relationality is key to a sustainable built environment, examining sustainable architecture through the perspective of Luce Irigaray’s philosophy of being-two. Defining sustainable architecture is a notoriously difficult proposition. Ambitious claims abound, demanding a critical distance, but equally important and necessary self-criticisms are heard. Edward Mazria (2013) founder of the Architecture 2030 Challenge, argues that “life depends on design.” Whilst the building sector as a whole, a major ...


The Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit: Using Health And Wellness To Create New Urban Infrastructures, Nadia Anderson, Courtney Long May 2015

The Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit: Using Health And Wellness To Create New Urban Infrastructures, Nadia Anderson, Courtney Long

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Poverty, obesity, and vacant land are characteristics of neighborhoods lacking adequate access to healthy, affordable food, frequently referred to as “food deserts” or “food swamps” (USDA, 2013). While small-scale local food efforts such as community gardens are often present in these areas, they are often isolated and not connected to systems including production, processing, and distribution. The Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit links these aspects of agricultural systems with underutilized spatial assets and local food efforts to create more comprehensive healthy food systems. This paper presents results from the first year of the Toolkit.


Oscillation, Peter P. Goché Jan 2015

Oscillation, Peter P. Goché

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Our experience as occupants of a particular setting begins with the impulse to instantaneously scrutinize everything. This impulse is sustained through an often precisely choreographed threshold. As architect and artist, my goal is to assist the occupant in maintaining their initial ontological wakefulness through staging, often-temporary assemblies within a host space and thereby enhance its topographic fidelity.


The Jeweler, The Baker, The Chocolate Maker, James E. Leach, James M. Spiller Jan 2015

The Jeweler, The Baker, The Chocolate Maker, James E. Leach, James M. Spiller

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The goal of this paper is to outline the pedagogical approach to research as a foundational skill for beginning students in the design studio, and additionally to reflect upon the way we (as educators) respond to observed outcomes and collective reflection.


The Phiale As A Spatial Icon, Jelena Bogdanović Jan 2015

The Phiale As A Spatial Icon, Jelena Bogdanović

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This paper examines phialae as spatial icons by focusing on their micro-architecture and related spiritual and sacramental meanings. Similar in architectural form and meaning to ablution and baptismal fonts, phialae were distinct installations for holy water fonts, which were used for ceremonies related to the blessing of holy water but would also invoke references to the cleansing of sins and the sacrament of baptism.


Formative Experiences: Saarinen's Shells And The Evolutionary Impact Of Construction Challenges, Rob Whitehead Jan 2015

Formative Experiences: Saarinen's Shells And The Evolutionary Impact Of Construction Challenges, Rob Whitehead

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A half-century ago, Eero Saarinen and Associates collaborated with the structural engineers of Ammann & Whitney in the design, documentation, and oversight of two very different, and completely unprecedented, concrete shell projects: Kresge Auditorium (1951-55) and TWA Terminal (1956-62). The building designs were intentionally anomalous from traditional shell projects, particularly in the manner by which they deviated from conventional structural logic of their forms-albeit in very different ways.

Unsurprisingly, the construction challenges for the projects were equally different and profound, requiring a great deal of innovation and collaboration. Design teams had to devise ways to work collaboratively to address the particular ...


Rebuilding A Framework For Learning: Rethinking Structural Design Instruction In An Architectural Curriculum, Rob Whitehead Jan 2015

Rebuilding A Framework For Learning: Rethinking Structural Design Instruction In An Architectural Curriculum, Rob Whitehead

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Architectural design relies upon structural design principles to help gracefully resist the stresses of building elements that enclose spaces. This discipline and expertise of integration typically takes years to develop but unfortunately, instead of teaching these skills side-by-side with coordinated expectations for escalating levels of expertise, representation, and analysis, these courses have frequently been separated from each other in architectural curricula. The oppositional pedagogical methodologies and differential expectations for development that occur as a result of this have adverse consequences for student learning and practical preparedness. This paper, intended for a national target audience of university faculty and practitioners, will ...


Ten Concrete Buildings: Donald Judd’S Incomplete Integrations Of Art & Engineering, Rob Whitehead Jan 2015

Ten Concrete Buildings: Donald Judd’S Incomplete Integrations Of Art & Engineering, Rob Whitehead

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This paper will examine the relationship between artistic intentions and structural constraints of materiality and form related to the work of Donald Judd’s ten concrete buildings at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. Although the project was designed to be an ambitious structural thin shell concrete buildings, only minimal documentation of the project was produced, and only portions of the buildings were eventually completed. The paper will discuss the buildings in relation to Judd’s other work, including his large-scale sculptures and other architectural designs.


Comprehensive And Creative Conclusions: Enhancing Structural Design Educational Opportunities In Labs For Architecture Students, Rob Whitehead Jan 2015

Comprehensive And Creative Conclusions: Enhancing Structural Design Educational Opportunities In Labs For Architecture Students, Rob Whitehead

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For decades, structural design has erroneously been taught to architecture students using a modified version of an engineering-based pedagogical model. Instead of imparting a broad range of information for how structural design considerations could be critically integrated into architectural design, these courses instead focus on a narrow range of curricular topics and analytical methods that negatively impact the preparedness of architectural students for practice. To help address these deficiencies, the entire building technology course sequence at Iowa State University, has been dramatically reconfigured as a collaborative and integrative teaching environment that uses active learning environments and unique classroom activities to ...


Rural Post-Industrial Landscapes: The Perceptual Practice Of The Generative Site Plan, Peter P. Goché, Ziad Qureshi Jan 2015

Rural Post-Industrial Landscapes: The Perceptual Practice Of The Generative Site Plan, Peter P. Goché, Ziad Qureshi

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This presentation will discuss the generative role of the site plan in the interdisciplinary consideration of the post-industrial landscape as a constructed, cultural artifact. During their investigations, design students at Iowa State University addressed the perceptual aspects and unique strategies of situation and location, through the particular lens of the iterative site plan drawing. As an introduction to dealing with these issues of “site,” each effort involved a careful and multi-scalar examination of environmental phenomena and patterns of use and settlement, revealed and affected by the post-industrial architectural artifact.


Colin Rowe And Another Aalto, Daniel J. Naegele Jan 2015

Colin Rowe And Another Aalto, Daniel J. Naegele

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On the 29'h of May 1995, the preeminent British-American architectural theorist Colin Rowe wrote to his friend Michael Spens in Scotland, sending him a postcard of Alvar Aalto's library at Mt. Angel Abbey. 'I send you a present from Oregon; he began, 'James Tice took me here the other day and I became a convert: and I don't mean to the Order of St Benedict but to this particular Aalto library. But have you seen it?'