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Parity, Hamza Hasan Dec 2015

Parity, Hamza Hasan

Architecture Senior Theses

Digital data contributes to an increasingly alienated aspect of our infrastructure. The complex practices of the Internet produce highly specified, engineered objects. Though their forms are ‘optimized,’ their intentions are not: the two primary considerations for the development of the infrastructure of the Internet are energy and security. Each category presents its own deliberations, but both often produce non-architectural, infrastructural elements beyond public visibility. The hidden infrastructure of data storage and mining (the indexing and analysis of data and traffic) produces spaces outside the agency of normative architectural discourse.

The key consideration for the design of the Internet is redundancy ...


The Image Machine, Jeremy Min Burns Dec 2015

The Image Machine, Jeremy Min Burns

Architecture Senior Theses

Architecture has always been an image machine. From the Lascaux cave paintings to the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris to the multimedia installations of the Eameses to the early projects of Diller Scofidio, images and architecture have cohabited persistently and productively for centuries. However, since the dawn of the digital age, the ontological status of images has changed; and in turn so has the relationship between images and architecture. Rather than being anchored to a specific material support, images exist as manipulable data. While some have viewed the digital turns as the transcendence of information beyond the human subject, an era of ...


Hacking The Urban Village | Architecture As Board Game, Xuyun Liu Dec 2015

Hacking The Urban Village | Architecture As Board Game, Xuyun Liu

Architecture Senior Theses

This thesis proposes the board game as a new research methodology and platform for the study of southern China's urban villages.

Hacking the Urban Village examines the urban villages that have, in recent decades, become a common but informal settlement type in China as a result of China's unprecedented period of urbanization.

This research forms the contextual core of a board game where game settings present the current urban conditions and players may explore alternative forms of urbanism. The board game offers players the opportunity to investigate both he formal conditions of the urban village life along with ...


The Question Of Slim | A Critical Look At Manhattan's Recent Trend Towards Slenderness, Raymond Sova Dec 2015

The Question Of Slim | A Critical Look At Manhattan's Recent Trend Towards Slenderness, Raymond Sova

Architecture Senior Theses

Manhattan’s real estate market since the turn of the 20th century to present day can be characterized as an extreme optimization of the economical elements of architecture. Most of the buildings in Manhattan’s diverse and complex skyline share a tenacious desire to maximize the profitability and feasibility of a site while minimizing overall building expenditure. This concept is defined in Koolhaas’s ‘Delirious New York,’ as the relationship between “the Needle” and “the Globe.” Seemingly immeasurable wealth and investment have given rise to a new sub-typology of super-tall strikingly skinny (Slim) residential skyscrapers that may very well result ...


Sponge Logics | Rethinking Thresholds Through A Porous Mass, Tanvi Sanghvi Dec 2015

Sponge Logics | Rethinking Thresholds Through A Porous Mass, Tanvi Sanghvi

Architecture Senior Theses

This thesis contends that the separation and distinction between the envelope and the mass in contemporary architecture is to be resisted. Architect and theorist, Greg Lynn, argues that mass “is not only the outward shape of a building; it’s also the projection of shape, plan organization, spatial and sectional type, and façade”1.This critical reevaluation of the mass, and its relationship to the interior spaces and the building’s face, is particularly pertinent to the modern construction in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The character of the historicist and postmodern buildings that make up Jaipur is made solely based on ...


Releasing The Unconsciousness | Visualizing The City, Taihui Li Dec 2015

Releasing The Unconsciousness | Visualizing The City, Taihui Li

Architecture Senior Theses

This thesis explores how subway stations lost their identity as strategic node of connectivity which constructed the prevailing image of New York City. In Civilization and Its Discontents (1930), Sigmund Freud famously compared the human mind to the city of Rome. He argues that both contain strata of memory and history which have accumulated over the years through a messy and ad-hoc process. Like Rome, New York City also has a layered history, albeit not as deep.

This thesis contends that the subway entrance serves as an experiential entre into the unconscious experience of the unknown elements of the past ...


Housing In Zurich, Switzerland, Edward Asfour Jun 2015

Housing In Zurich, Switzerland, Edward Asfour

Architecture Senior Theses

Housing in Zurich, Switzerland

Britton Award Winner, Thesis Board.


Thesis Board By D. Kocieniewski, D. Kocieniewski Jun 2015

Thesis Board By D. Kocieniewski, D. Kocieniewski

Architecture Senior Theses

Britton Award Winner, Thesis Board.


Whitney Museum Addition, Tobias Gabranski Jun 2015

Whitney Museum Addition, Tobias Gabranski

Architecture Senior Theses

Whitney Museum Addition in New York City.

Britton Award Winner, Thesis Board.


Student/Artist Housing, Jeanne Stoney Jun 2015

Student/Artist Housing, Jeanne Stoney

Architecture Senior Theses

Student/Artist Housing in Washington, DC.

Britton Award Winner, Thesis Board.


Theater-Hotel Complex In Albany, Ny, Joseph Galea Jun 2015

Theater-Hotel Complex In Albany, Ny, Joseph Galea

Architecture Senior Theses

A theater-hotel complex in Albany, NY.

Britton Award Winner, Thesis Board.


Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown Jun 2015

Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown

Architecture Senior Theses

Britton Award Winner, Thesis Board.


Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown Jun 2015

Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown

Architecture Senior Theses

Britton Award Winner, Thesis Board.


Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown Jun 2015

Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown

Architecture Senior Theses

Thesis Board, Britton Award Winner


Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown Jun 2015

Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown

Architecture Senior Theses

Thesis Board; Britton Award Winner.


Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown Jun 2015

Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown

Architecture Senior Theses

Thesis board; Britton Award winner.


Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown Jun 2015

Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown

Architecture Senior Theses

Thesis Board, Britton Award Winner.


Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown Jun 2015

Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown

Architecture Senior Theses

Photographs of site model.

Britton Award Winner, Thesis Board.


Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown Jun 2015

Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown

Architecture Senior Theses

Britton Award Winner, Thesis Board.


Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown Jun 2015

Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown

Architecture Senior Theses

Thesis Board, Britton Award Winner.


Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown Jun 2015

Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown

Architecture Senior Theses

Thesis Board, Britton Award Winner.


Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown Jun 2015

Thesis Board By Unknown, Unknown

Architecture Senior Theses

Thesis board, Britton Award Winner.


D. Leonard Thesis Board, D Leonard May 2015

D. Leonard Thesis Board, D Leonard

Architecture Senior Theses

Britton Award Winner, Thesis Board


Food For Function, Ryan Desilva May 2015

Food For Function, Ryan Desilva

Architecture Senior Theses

This thesis proposes to develop and apply sustainable energy strategies driven by the needs of yet commercial kitchens within the context of adaptive re-use of buildings. Spatializing systems within the framework of building envelopes will minimize energy usage, promote smarter holistic building design; but most importantly, teach culinary students sustainable strategies related to the growth, use and reuse of food as it pertains to the consumption and production of energy.


Stimulating The Urban Domain In High-Rise Social Housing Developments Pt. 5, Heather Dela Cruz May 2015

Stimulating The Urban Domain In High-Rise Social Housing Developments Pt. 5, Heather Dela Cruz

Architecture Senior Theses

While architecture will not singularly solve the social problems that arose from the creation of these "towers in the park," it is this contention that through the combination of the benefits of both high-rise and low-rise structures it will be possible to provide residents with amenities that lead to new cultural and economic opportunities that will foster an interactive and diverse urban community.


Stimulating The Urban Domain In High-Rise Social Housing Developments Pt. 3, Heather Dela Cruz May 2015

Stimulating The Urban Domain In High-Rise Social Housing Developments Pt. 3, Heather Dela Cruz

Architecture Senior Theses

While architecture will not singularly solve the social problems that arose from the creation of these "towers in the park," it is this contention that through the combination of the benefits of both high-rise and low-rise structures it will be possible to provide residents with amenities that lead to new cultural and economic opportunities that will foster an interactive and diverse urban community.


Stimulating The Urban Domain In High-Rise Social Housing Developments Pt. 2, Heather Dela Cruz May 2015

Stimulating The Urban Domain In High-Rise Social Housing Developments Pt. 2, Heather Dela Cruz

Architecture Senior Theses

While architecture will not singularly solve the social problems that arose from the creation of these "towers in the park," it is this contention that through the combination of the benefits of both high-rise and low-rise structures it will be possible to provide residents with amenities that lead to new cultural and economic opportunities that will foster an interactive and diverse urban community.


City School, Urban Re-Form: Sublimating Education Into Daily Civic Life, Alison Dobbertin May 2015

City School, Urban Re-Form: Sublimating Education Into Daily Civic Life, Alison Dobbertin

Architecture Senior Theses

The urban public school is in crisis. In the 21st century we have yet to reform the bounded and centralized school model: one of queues, rigid spatial/temporal organization, and restricted learning in a continuously supervised environment. The general failure of the public school system within the American city is compounded with the need for new skill sets that refocus educational priority upon ability to communicate, think critically and embody creativity – skills that are becoming crucial in the globalizing culture and economy. The urban public school awaits a critical re-formation that can architecturally and ideologically address these shortcomings.


Rethinking The Food Narrative, Pt. 1, Danielle Foisy, Taskina Tareen May 2015

Rethinking The Food Narrative, Pt. 1, Danielle Foisy, Taskina Tareen

Architecture Senior Theses

If there is anything to be learnt from developed cities around the world, it is that the private sector will continue to play an increasingly important role in the urban food supply of emerging cities. In the context of Southern Africa, where the informal sector continues to serve a large percentage of the urban poor population, but is losing power due to the advent of modern agribusinesses, it becomes necessary to derive methods to integrate small-scale vendors into formal food marketing systems through the respatializing of logistical spaces of food aggregation and distribution in the city. Through a consolidation of ...


Library Public-Ness: Bridging The Digital Divide, Chao Dou May 2015

Library Public-Ness: Bridging The Digital Divide, Chao Dou

Architecture Senior Theses

This thesis contends that the bricks-and-mortar public library must continue to deliver on its core mission of providing free access to information for everybody. To achieve this aim, the 21st century public library must be ever more accessible, inviting, and flexible. This thesis proposes that the current public library in downtown does not properly serve the needs of the city's citizens. Accordingly, this thesis investigates the creation of a new public library for downtown Syracuse, and seeks to provide a means of bridging the digital divide, providing ready access to digital information for the many and the few.