Reflections Of Arabic Literature On Architectural Representation, 2021 5th Level Student, Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon
Reflections Of Arabic Literature On Architectural Representation, Othman El Obeidi, Aya Salamah, Rola Ayoub, Abed El Karim Owaydat
Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)
Literature and architecture have long been connected where both are forms of art; literature is a verbal form of art whereas architecture takes a social form. Both domains play a major role in heritage inheritance and representation and are immensely linked to each other; each is capable of representing and embodying the other. Gloomily, in light of digital technology, Information Age, and onslaught of globalization, the reflections of the practices of Arabic literature on architectural representations, after being practiced together since ancient periods, have retracted in recent times thus architecture in the Arab cities has started to veer far away …
Restoring History: Mixed-Use Hotel & Retail Center, 2021 Kennesaw State University
Restoring History: Mixed-Use Hotel & Retail Center, William Chase Sisk
Symposium of Student Scholars
Monroe, Georgia, is a unique small town, located halfway between Athens and Atlanta. The small-town atmosphere and amenities have become a popular destination for people attracted to the historic buildings, downtown events and UGA football home games. Monroe is popular for its wedding venues, antique malls, and car shows, but there are not enough hotel rooms. Currently within the historic downtown, there are only one bed and breakfast, two AirBNB’s, and no hotels, although every downtown storefront is occupied by restaurants, retail stores, and businesses.
The need for overnight accommodations has raised the possibility of a new mixed-use hotel and …
The Topes De Collantes Sanatorium: A Look At The Global Sanatorium Movement, The Climate Cure Theory, And How Tuberculosis Influenced Modern Architecture, Alex Del Dago
PANDION: The Osprey Journal of Research and Ideas
The Topes de Collantes Sanatorium in Cuba was constructed during a time in medical history when it was commonly believed that a specific climate played a strong role in tuberculosis treatment. My research paper addresses how the so-called “Climate Cure” theory spread throughout the Western hemisphere and influenced the construction of sleek, modern tuberculosis sanatoriums. Previous research and scholarship have looked at major TB sanatoriums in Europe and the United States in depth, however, little has been looked at TB sanatoriums in smaller countries such as Cuba. I seek to fill in this gap of tuberculosis’ history by taking a …
Emotional Architecture Under Modernism, 2021 Syracuse University
Emotional Architecture Under Modernism, Yi Chen
English Language Institute
The impression of modernist architecture is rational and emotionless. However, this is just a disguise of the modernist architects' emotional pursuit. This article aims to expose and analyze the architectural emotion in the context of modernism.
Traditional Domestic Architecture In Al-Baha Region, 2021 Effat University
Traditional Domestic Architecture In Al-Baha Region, Renad M. Baabdullah
Effat Undergraduate Research Journal
Al-Baha region embraces rich area of inherited Saudi traditional architecture that is highly threatened of perishing, and poorly documented, including a UNESCO world heritage site at Zee Ain Village. In this research paper, different urban fabric patterns of Al-Baha’s villages, and building techniques of stone houses are explained and analyzed in relation to the thoroughly discussed contextual conditions. The research clarifies how the environmental and sociocultural context shapes traditional domestic units. Preliminary plans and digital models have been developed for case studies that required more precise interpretation; fulfilling the documentary goal, and the interpretive approach of the research.
Mapping The Case Study Houses: Translating History Via Design, 2021 Portland State University
Mapping The Case Study Houses: Translating History Via Design, Samuel L. Person
University Honors Theses
In this paper, I detail the process of creating a book titled The Case Study Houses: A Field Guide, a project meant to fill a gap in the scholarship on the Case Study Houses, one of the most influential architectural programs of the 20th century. I provide an overview of existing scholarship on the program, in addition to its shortcomings, and how my project addresses these by translating that body of work into an approachable, modern, yet no less informational format. My research process involved concatenating various informational sources into one cohesive whole that provides a standardized presentation …
Intervención Urbana Y Centro Cultural Botánico Para La Articulación Patrimonial Existente En Ambalema, Tolima., 2021 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá
Intervención Urbana Y Centro Cultural Botánico Para La Articulación Patrimonial Existente En Ambalema, Tolima., María Paola Rojas Márquez
Ambalema, Tolima situado a la ribera del rio Magdalena es un municipio cuyo centro histórico posee la declaratoria de Monumento Nacional desde 1980 y así como la catalogación de Bien de Interés Cultural (BIC) del ámbito nacional. Es un territorio con gran riqueza histórica y natural, fue sede de experimentación de la Real Expedición Botánica y gracias a su consolidación como productor de tabaco en el siglo XVIII, se convirtió en un punto principal fluvial y ferroviario del centro de Colombia. Sin embargo, su estado actual presenta condiciones distintas, el municipio carece de una conexión con el rio Magdalena, su …
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 artistic mandates …
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 …
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 …
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 you would live …
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 an expansion …
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 itself toward everyday practitioners …
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 the …
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 …