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Bridge_Works, Chris Driscoll Dec 2009

Bridge_Works, Chris Driscoll

Architecture Senior Theses

Building typologies are generally well defined and functionally specific. A church is for worship, a house is for living, and a theater is for performing. In certain instances, these basic building typologies have been combined to form composite structures such as mixed-use housing/retail projects, or a house on a boat. The opportunities created by composite typologies have allowed for broader economic development, more complex and integrated programming, greater utility and richer social structures. A specific combination of typologies--the mix of infrastructural bridge with housing/retail/public space--has produced a few historically successful models[...] Over time, the bridge was developed ...


Leaving A Smaller Footprint: Optimizing Passive Systems For Single Family Attached Housing, David J. Silver Apr 2009

Leaving A Smaller Footprint: Optimizing Passive Systems For Single Family Attached Housing, David J. Silver

Architecture Senior Theses

"Creating the best internal comfort conditions for the resident, while using little to zero non-renewable energy, is ideal in creating a sustainable, innovative, and contemporary structure that embraces both a flexible and efficient lifestyle and, at the same time, addresses important energy issues that will be a solid foundation for a new modern world."


Digital-[Pre]Fabrication, Ryan Noone Apr 2009

Digital-[Pre]Fabrication, Ryan Noone

Architecture Senior Theses

"Architecture holds the capacity to reflect time. Inregards to pre-fabricated housing, digital fabrication processes demonstrate an advancement from our past, Modernist pre-fabricated predecessors by successfully wedding function, performance, and construct ability (manufacturing processes). The implementation of a digitally prefabricated housing typology informed by the past and utilizing the technologies of the present will create a responsible housing typology, one which is truly a reflection of our time."