Reconceptualizing Mies' Glass House, 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Reconceptualizing Mies' Glass House, Araceli Avelar, Armando Castaneda Jr, Madison Lam, Ignatius Malari, Alejo Favero, Augusta Orlauskaite, Ella Gleason
Our team used the glass house studio to explore class stratification, particularly using the glass as a reflection of class dichotomy in our society. The glass and Miesian design approach glorifies the clean cut, picture-perfect utopia only accessible to the wealthy few. But reality proves that there is more to this. As architects and engineers, we should strive to create environments that may uphold our values of equity and diversity and ultimately serve all sectors of society.
The Nolan House, 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The Nolan House, Keiko-Ann K. Sanders, Gilbert C. Munoz, Michael A. Bahr, Titas Kalvalnis
As a precedent, The Green Team analyzed the history of glass architecture, literature, and culture. Based on our research, we found that glass is often depicted as breakable, delicate, and a way to expose or display aspects that would otherwise be hidden. We challenged ourselves to incorporate safety and privacy into our glass house as a way to combat the pre-existing notions of glass in architecture.
Health + Efficiency House: A Take On The 50x50 Glass House, 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Health + Efficiency House: A Take On The 50x50 Glass House, Eva Wieczorek, Krystal Bacon, Kaylee Hernandez, Jennifer Long, Moises De La Cruz, Elle Gallmann, Jurgis Vaišvila
Under the guidance of Professor Edmond Saliklis and Professor Meredith Sattler, four Architectural Engineering students joined forces with three Architecture students from both Cal Poly and Vilnius Technical University in Lithuania. The portfolio exemplifies a complete reimagination of Mies van der Rohe and Myron Goldsmith's 50x50 Glass House as if it were designed today in Palm Springs, CA. The work completed in this interdisciplinary studio includes historical context, abstract creation, architectural and structural design all relating back to the Glass House.
Modding Suburbia - Guided Principles To Challenge The Established Social And Political Norms Of The American Midwestern Suburbs., 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Modding Suburbia - Guided Principles To Challenge The Established Social And Political Norms Of The American Midwestern Suburbs., Brenton Rahn
Theses from the M. Arch. Program
Responding to the unchallenged sprawl of suburban cities in the Midwest, the proposed principles seek to densify and further diversify the established social and political norms which currently still stagnate progress toward more autonomous neighborhoods. Through application of a specific set of principles that serve as guidelines, Modding Suburbia seeks to create dense, usable space from previously unused and forgotten interstitial areas hiding in the suburban landscape surrounding the socially and politically protected single-family home.
This project focuses on the transformation of the immediate context surrounding the single family home to promote density and diversification of housing and community. Through ...
Continuous Extremes: Architecture Of Uncertainty In Poland, 1945—, 2021 Yale School of Architecture
Continuous Extremes: Architecture Of Uncertainty In Poland, 1945—, Cayce Davis
Masters of Environmental Design Theses
In this thesis, architecture situates between extremes. The dichotomies of destruction and construction, mobility and fixity, performance and reality, inside and outside, and form and time frame architecture and the processes through which it is made. The context is Poland in the fallout of the year 1945, when Warsaw’s unique, nearly total destruction and the ascendance of a new communist regime raised the political stakes of architecture. The thesis focuses on a cast of characters in architecture and related artistic disciplines—individuals haunted by the traumas of their own pasts, negotiating a Polish state that created oppressive limitations through ...
A Nation Is A Machine For Capital, 2021 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
A Nation Is A Machine For Capital, Brian J. Nachtrab
EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement
The 21st century has been fraught with deeply impactful inflection points in the trajectory of our nation. These pivotal moments affect varying and at times overlapping aspects of our lives, whether they be cultural, economic, spatial, or otherwise. The timeline of this thesis kicks off with one of these inflection points; the 2010 Supreme Court case Citizens United v. FEC. Effectively opening the door for corporate financial involvement (read: meddling and black-mailing) in the political sphere, the paradigm shift this case brought sets the stage for extrapolation and speculation of an alternate reality; a reality where corporations are the “powers ...
Remembering A Hidden Space: Stitching Memorial Architecture With A Subterranean Tunnel System Of The Slave Trade, 2021 Kennesaw State University
Remembering A Hidden Space: Stitching Memorial Architecture With A Subterranean Tunnel System Of The Slave Trade, Olivia Harrell
Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year
To my ancestors. Imagine the British raiding your homeland in the middle of the night… being taken away from your family all to be taken to the dungeons of Cape Coast Castle…being forced on a dark ship, stacked on top of another flesh, praying to God to survive the long voyage. Gracefully, you reach landfall, only to be examined and sorted, to have your last name stripped away from you…seeing the sick woman that lied next you on the voyage, be dumped into the Atlantic Ocean and left to drown…being forced to build the underground barracks, that ...
Architectural + Language: Breaking Barriers And Creating Cultural Dialogue, 2021 Kennesaw State University
Architectural + Language: Breaking Barriers And Creating Cultural Dialogue, Maria De Los Angeles Delgado Bailon
Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year
When I was 11 years old, I moved back to the United States, after having spent my whole childhood in Ecuador, my parents native land. I was moving back to the land of opportunity in the search for the so called ‘American Dream’. It was difficult to leave and move to a new place where we did not know anyone or have anything, but just the idea of a going back to my hometown piqued my curiosity and excitement. I remember very vividly, the day I left Ecuador. I remember telling myself to be happy, because this was a moment ...
Constructing The Panama Canal: A Brief History, 2021 Cleveland State University
Constructing The Panama Canal: A Brief History, Ian E. Phillips
The Downtown Review
Seeking to commemorate the construction of the Panama Canal, an engineering marvel widely considered a contender for the eighth wonder of the world, this article attempts to retell the story of the Canal's construction by synthesizing a narrative centered on the Canal under French and American leadership, worker segregation, and labor conditions at the Isthmus.
Germania: The Nazi Party And The Third Reich Through The Lens Of Classical Architecture, 2021 University of Mississippi
Germania: The Nazi Party And The Third Reich Through The Lens Of Classical Architecture, Maggie L. Smith
This thesis examines the influence of classical architectural styles and principles on architectural projects in Germany during the Third Reich. My research focuses on major projects completed by the state and does not delve into private buildings or other structures. All of the data was gathered from scholarly publications of repute and photographs to determine how Adolf Hitler’s regime utilized Greek and Roman stylistic elements in an attempt to revive the power and culture of Germany during a time of strife, as well as how Nazi architecture reflected Hitler’s personal ambition as dictator. Additionally, the thesis doubles as ...
Collage, Perspective, And Space: The Consequences Of The Method Of Mies Van Der Rohe, 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Collage, Perspective, And Space: The Consequences Of The Method Of Mies Van Der Rohe, Daniel Barker
Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses
The method in which architects design space has the capacity to shape the manifestation of the built work. Architect Mies van der Rohe is one of the most noteworthy designers to exhibit this in his method of design: collage. This inquiry investigates the connection between the collages and the architecture of Mies van der Rohe, and how his use of collage defined the language of the architecture he created.
The investigation studied the collages and architecture of Mies van der Rohe through a design process investigation. Collages were made in the same language as Mies and used as a tool ...
Parafiction And The Architectural Imagination, 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Parafiction And The Architectural Imagination, Ashley Glesinger
Theses from the M. Arch. Program
I observe current architecture practice to be too reality-driven. As a response to this issue, this thesis demonstrates parafiction as one productive method of exercising architectural imagination. I define parafiction as a type of fiction that begins with a fact and is presented as a fact in order to demonstrate what the world could be. To create parafictions, I have used multi-medium techniques of representation. Through the representations, this thesis strives to “make present” one person’s imagination.
I see parafiction and architecture both as projective activities. Specifically, that both redefine relationships to what already exists and create tension between ...
Space-Praxis: Towards A Feminist Politics Of Design, 2021 Yale University
Space-Praxis: Towards A Feminist Politics Of Design, Mary C. Overholt
Masters of Environmental Design Theses
Outside of the academy and professionalized practice, design has long been central to the production of feminist, political projects. Taking what I have termed space-praxis as its central analytic, this project explores a suite of feminist interventions into the built environment—ranging from the late 1960s to present day.
Formulated in response to Michel de Certeau’s theory of spatial practices, space-praxis collapses formerly bifurcated definitions of ‘tactic’/‘strategy’ and ‘theory’/‘practice.’ It gestures towards those unruly, situated undertakings that are embedded in an ever-evolving, liberative politics. In turning outwards, away from the so-called masters of architecture, this thesis orients ...
Housing Architecture And Design From The Past To The Future, 2021 Kocaeli University
Housing Architecture And Design From The Past To The Future, Deniz Demirarslan, Selma Kayhan Tunali, Ozgur Algan, Mehtap Ozbayraktar, Sonay Ayyildiz, Gozde Altiparmakoglu Sakarya, Kemal Sakarya, Dilara Sonmez, Merve Alici Aka, Sinem Gunes, Elif Fatma Salihoglu, Saadet Aytis, Oguz Demirarslan, Elif Altin, Serpil Ozker, Ozge Urtekin, Ozge Urtekin, E. Begüm Savçın, Elif Ozdoglar, Cagri Yalcin, Seyma Gundogdu, Belma Alik, Ahmed Amr Elsaey, Tugba Duzenli, Serap Yilmaz, Fatma Kurum Varolgunes
This book includes Architectural, Georgian Villages, Traditional House Design, Space Syntax Method, Doors of Odunpazari Houses, Traditional Housing Architecture, Traditional Japanese House, Architecture of Hattians, Phrygian Civilization, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Art Nouveau, Furniture Design, Architecture of Le Corbusier, Floating Houses, Urban Silhouets, Turkish Art, Ottoman Cultural Context, Flintstones, Jetsons, Fictional Space, Indoor Plants, Planning Methods, Sustainable Waterfront, Seating Furniture, Design Processes, Covid-19 Pandemic
Neo Collectivism: Public Space Design For The Intergenerational Community, 2021 Syracuse University
Neo Collectivism: Public Space Design For The Intergenerational Community, Shu Zhang
Architecture Senior Theses
Within our lifetime, we will see an increase in the aging of the population in China, and the social isolation of the elderly is occurring every day. Simultaneously, more and more young people migrate to large cities, while older family members stay in their home towns to ease the younger generation's burden. The once collectivist family culture has been destroyed, and the daily life of the elderly without their relatives has become monotonous and lonely. Moreover, with the advancement of technology, the younger generation is increasingly dependent on smartphones for social interaction and life, which increases the possibility of ...
Living Memories: Rethinking Remembrance, 2021 Syracuse University
Living Memories: Rethinking Remembrance, Timothy Mulhall
Architecture Senior Theses
This thesis will interrogate conventional types and methods of memorialization, challenging the memorial as a complete product. Developing from inquiries into alternative acts of commemoration, this investigation will seek to conceive a memorial in the making. Memorials must be alive, changing, constantly developing as a result of interaction. The reliance on overly abstract, rhetorical conditions of design will become obsolete. The static condition of the image-friendly object will be replaced with a dynamism influenced by time and participation.
Building Pedagogy: Studying Architecture And Preservation In American Art And Architectural History, 2021 Marywood University
Building Pedagogy: Studying Architecture And Preservation In American Art And Architectural History, Kate Kocyba
Art History Pedagogy & Practice
In this essay I discuss how my course attempts to broaden the definition of the American architectural canon by bringing in the discipline of preservation and, by extension the discussion of vernacular architecture. Throughout the course students are given assignments meant to engage with all levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. By highlighting specific assignments such as a National Register of Historic Nomination Form, and a student led class discussion on Colonial Williamsburg I will show how students engage with the upper levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. At the same time this essay demonstrates how a course on architecture of the ...
A Vernacular For Lincoln, Nebraska, 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
A Vernacular For Lincoln, Nebraska, Austin Riggins
Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The contemporary vernacular architecture in the United States is a product of industrialization and globalization. One homogenous, mass produced vernacular has dominated nationwide and overshadowed the unique, contextual, and regional designs of the past. While the contemporary, industrialized vernacular has led to increases in the quality of life for many in the developed world, it has also left in its wake a homogenous and placeless environment devoid of environmental sensitivity or cultural references. There is a need for a set of new vernaculars that embrace modern building technologies while simultaneously responding more directly to local climatic needs and facilitating a ...
National Register Of Historic Places Eligibility, 2021 Roger Williams University
National Register Of Historic Places Eligibility
Letter from the Massachusetts Historical Commission to Peggi Medeiros of WHALE indicating that the Cory-Cornell Farmstead is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Letter is dated January 27, 2005.
Federal Architecture And First Amendment Limits, 2021 University of Washington School of Law
Federal Architecture And First Amendment Limits, Jessica Rizzo
Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts
In December of 2020, President Trump issued an executive order on “Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture,” a draft of which was leaked to the press in February under the title, “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again.” The order provided for updating the Guiding Principles of the General Services Administration’s Design Excellence Program to promote the use of “classical and traditional architectural styles,” which “have proven their ability to inspire…respect for our system of self-government.” According to the order, there would have been a presumption against the use of such modern architectural styles as Brutalism and Deconstructivism in the construction ...