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Bad Design To Kitsch: Examples From Eastern Point Of View, Çınar Narter, Ajhan Bajmaku Oct 2017

Bad Design To Kitsch: Examples From Eastern Point Of View, Çınar Narter, Ajhan Bajmaku

UBT International Conference

The design case is applied to make a difference in living and to facilitate people's life, from product scale, architectural design to urban scale. A design practice should be able to respond to the user's cognitive and behavioral needs. Today, design solutions that can not respond to these needs are confronted as bad design.

Today, when the habits of consumer society and the low expectations of users are combined, it is inevitable to encounter kitsch phenomenon in design solutions. Kitsch is a term used to refer to banal, rugged, and boring design solutions made with sharps and commercial ...


Openness, Yu Cao May 2017

Openness, Yu Cao

Masters Theses

I am fascinated with the experience of drawing the openness of the mind consumes me. When an energy much much bigger than me moves me I draw. I am open and candid patient and silent deep listening to that intrinsic energy, flowing with colors, running with marks, being taken for a walk by one line until the unknown reaches precision. I still don’t know what they are; flying tigers, swimming birds breathing pink banana blue. This is my world where I encounter a me I don’t know yet. Where a child finds home. Where I can inhabit the ...


Proximity, Interaction, And Evolution : Taking A Deeper Look At The Systems Around Us, Rachel Back May 2017

Proximity, Interaction, And Evolution : Taking A Deeper Look At The Systems Around Us, Rachel Back

Masters Theses

In the new age of the sharing economy, the society is more connected than ever, but humanity has never been more disconnected from the environment and the natural world. This thesis begins with studying the dynamics of physical and non-physical systems, at all scales. Additionally, this thesis explores the physical and emotional connection to place, time, and memory. Finally, the goal of this thesis is to create spaces that reintroduce nature into architecture, and allow the inhabitant to experience the mystery and awe of the living systems.


Room In A Forest, Amelia Millan Osma May 2017

Room In A Forest, Amelia Millan Osma

Masters Theses

This thesis is an exploration of the frictions between the self and the external worlds, using architecture as a woven structure that oscillates between the two worlds. This structure allows us to understand our individual intimacies in the midst of constant exposure. It is the sum of this encounters that will constitute the final form of the architecture.

Spanish Ambassador’s House: The endless outsider

“I am the center of the house, but in control. I am the center under observation”.

My thesis proposal is bound for the Spanish Ambassadress in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The house is a ...


Motion And Architecture : Transition Between Spatial Fluidity And Body Language, Tong Li May 2017

Motion And Architecture : Transition Between Spatial Fluidity And Body Language, Tong Li

Masters Theses

Architecture is always changing. Seeing birds flapping the wings, horses running across the grassland, leaves falling down from the tip of the tree, clouds being blew away by a gust of wind, a drop of water sliding down from a flake of flower...I see architecture.


Simultaneity Of Space, Amy Lungariello May 2017

Simultaneity Of Space, Amy Lungariello

Masters Theses

The generational gaps between the baby-boomers and millennials are a result of a number of sociobiological and economic factors. Events such as the 2008 Financial Housing Market Crash, the current political climate and the events proceeding and following the election, constantly changing cultural trends, global warming, countless international tragedies, and most importantly the ever advancing technological innovations which most connects and divides the people of our time. The position of my thesis is one which poses the question of how to bridge the gap between the numerous divides of our time through the means and practice of architecture. Distance is ...


Unfolding : Architecture As Dwelling In A Folded Space-Time Continuum, Feiyi Bie May 2017

Unfolding : Architecture As Dwelling In A Folded Space-Time Continuum, Feiyi Bie

Masters Theses

Architecture can be described as the relationship between exterior form and interior space — typically a representation of desire by both architect and inhabitant. However, when architecture responds specifically to issues of transportation, it must unfold in time and space, creating different spatial experiences that provoke an evolution in human habitation.


Perceptible Ambiguity : Learning Center, Zhurong Qian May 2017

Perceptible Ambiguity : Learning Center, Zhurong Qian

Masters Theses

This project investigates the possibility of using the concept of projection to blur a boundary, as well as the potential to create an ambiguous transition between various spaces. In this project, the differentiation between floors, inside and outside, solid and void, starts to fade away.

Projection is a way to understand the world. Through “looking”, we “collapse” the original object, and reconstruct the image in our head.

Learning is in the same way, we “break down” the phenomenon in order to comprehend the logic, and through experiments, we examine the theory repetitively. Learning is also about seeing the same thing ...


Sharing : A Synergy Of Natural Forces, Existing Urban Conditions And Human Characteristics, Zhen Meng May 2017

Sharing : A Synergy Of Natural Forces, Existing Urban Conditions And Human Characteristics, Zhen Meng

Masters Theses

"Sharing is a synergy which produce a combine effort greater than their separate efforts. It based on the dependency of independent material(s), object(s) or structure(s), and can generate more possibilities.

There always be one dominant, one compliant, one gives the direction, one follows the order. Sometimes the direction is selectional and compliance can be multiple. By following the characteristic of objects, with the superposition of selected orders, the result can be complex and diverse.

When design complient to the natural forces and existing urban condition, then meeting different human characteristics, taking advantage of the restrictions, carefully making ...


Maya Lin In Conversation, Sam Fox School Of Design & Visual Arts, Maya Ying Lin Jan 2017

Maya Lin In Conversation, Sam Fox School Of Design & Visual Arts, Maya Ying Lin

Books and Monographs

Record of a conversation held in Umrath Hall at Washington University in St. Louis on November 17, 2016 between Maya Lin and Sam Fox School faculty and students. The event was co-hosted by Women in Architecture + Design.

Contents Introduction / Natasha Tabachnikoff -- Submissions / Sam Fox Students & Faculty -- In conversation / Maya Lin ; transcribed by Jenny Li. Question 1 / Francisco Coch ; Question 2 / Mingxi Li ; Question 3 / Jenna Schnitzler ; Question 4 / Jared Crane ; Question 5 / Natasha Tabachnikoff ; Question 6 / Rita Wang ; Question 7 / Kahlil Irving ; Question 8 / Allie Henner ; Question 9 / Kaitlyn Schwalber -- Maya Lin + urban design / Linda Samuels -- Between art + architecture / Mingxi Li -- Acknowledgements / Yulin Peng.