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Additive Manufacturing Applications: From Personal Protective Equipment To Sustainable High-Performance Construction Systems, Nicholas Van Son 2021 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Additive Manufacturing Applications: From Personal Protective Equipment To Sustainable High-Performance Construction Systems, Nicholas Van Son

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Additive Manufacturing (AM) (3D-printing) is still an emerging technology, and many of its applications have yet to be explored; all the while, we still use age-old industry methods in a variety of fields. This research investigates the potential for AM to serve as a solution to the problems presented in these methods. With the support of UTK’s Office of Research, the following research focuses on two main objectives: improving the ergonomics, effectiveness, and production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and improving the sustainability and structural performance of large-scale construction systems.

The first objective came as a response to the ...


Technological Augmentation: Creating A Public Center For Making, Timothy Hardeman 2021 Kennesaw State University

Technological Augmentation: Creating A Public Center For Making, Timothy Hardeman

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

We live in an era where technology is driving forward at an unprecedented pace. We have access to tools, materials, and processes which weren’t even conceptualized 50 years ago. 3D printing, CNCs, and Laser Cutters allow us to create incredible designs, and at affordable prices. We have carbon fiber, advanced composites, and modern alloys.

But where do we experience these things? In a classroom? Through screens as we read about these intangible leaps in technology? Why don’t we have a place where we get to experience these things first-hand, and experiment with our own ideas about how they ...


Medkit: Modular Emergency Deployment, Christian Ladefoged, Zamila Karimi 2021 Kennesaw State University

Medkit: Modular Emergency Deployment, Christian Ladefoged, Zamila Karimi

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

This thesis began with exploring low-cost prefab dwelling units to be implemented in struggling communities with extreme poverty, homelessness, and unemployment. The initial research on modular units shifted to focus on our healthcare infrastructure challenges here at home given the COVID-19 crisis.

“Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had a substantial impact on racial and ethnic minority populations and essential workers in the United States …”1 This disease disproportionately impacts poor and rural communities in the United States, showing double the mortality than urban areas simply due to the neglected environment2. Emergency assistance is needed to expand the care capacity ...


Encapsulating Sound, Jackie Soto 2021 Kennesaw State University

Encapsulating Sound, Jackie Soto

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

This thesis aims to identify the acoustic anomalies of Cannon Chapel by understanding how its visitants typically occupy the flexible space, the use of materials, and the shape of the spaces, and therefore to accurately resolve those acoustic anomalies, improving the auditory experience of those visitants and advancing architectural acoustic research.


[Aero]Tecture: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Natural Air And The High-Rise Office Typology, Matthew Williams 2021 Kennesaw State University

[Aero]Tecture: An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Natural Air And The High-Rise Office Typology, Matthew Williams

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

This thesis explores the relationship between natural air and high-rise office typology and questions “has air been neglected as an essential element of spatial design, and if so, what are the consequences of such neglect?” Pre-1900, office buildings relied on natural ventilation to function. With the advent of technology such as air conditioning in 1902, accompanied by innovations in standardized steel, artificial lighting, and hydraulic elevators at the turn of the century, office buildings got bigger, taller, and deeper for economic benefit. The resulting architecture of high-rise offices supplemented natural air with mechanical air. The thesis concludes that several complications ...


Evolving Efficient Floor Plans For Hospital Emergency Rooms, Alex Ramsey 2021 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Evolving Efficient Floor Plans For Hospital Emergency Rooms, Alex Ramsey

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

Genetic Algorithms find wide use in optimization problems across many fields of research, including crowd simulation. This paper proposes that genetic algorithms could be used to create better floor plans for hospital emergency rooms, potentially saving critical time in high risk situations. The genetic algorithm implemented makes use of a hospital-specific crowd simulation to accurately evaluate the effectiveness of produced layouts. The results of combining genetic algorithms with a crowd simulation are promising. Future work may improve upon these results to produce better, more optimal hospital floor plans.


A Vernacular For Lincoln, Nebraska, Austin Riggins 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 ...


Approaches And Research Progresses Of Marginal Land Productivity Expansion And Ecological Benefit Improvement In China, Xiaofeng CAO, Bo SUN, Huabang CHEN, Jianmin ZHOU, Xianwei SONG, Xiaojing LIU, Xiangdong DENG, Xiujun LI, Yuguo ZHAO, Jiabao ZHANG, Jiayang LI 2021 Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Innovation Academy of Seed Design, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China

Approaches And Research Progresses Of Marginal Land Productivity Expansion And Ecological Benefit Improvement In China, Xiaofeng Cao, Bo Sun, Huabang Chen, Jianmin Zhou, Xianwei Song, Xiaojing Liu, Xiangdong Deng, Xiujun Li, Yuguo Zhao, Jiabao Zhang, Jiayang Li

Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version)

Marginal land refers to the land with low agricultural productivity and economic benefit and fragile ecology due to the prominent limitation of soil barrier, strong restriction of water and heat resources as well as harsh topographic conditions. In China, the existing marginal land is about 1.17 billion mu (15 mu is equal to 1 ha), which is the most important resource of strategic emergency to deal with the cultivated land gap of 700 million mu. Marginal land storage is a major strategy for national food security. It has become a new international research trend to increase the productivity and ...


Mimarlık Bilimleri Ve Teknolojisi, Murat Dal, Didem Baş, Seyhan Yardımlı, Mustafa Adil Kasapseçkin, Esra Bayır, Pelin Kılıç Kızıltaş, Nabi Volkan Gür, Sura Kılıç, Hale Gezer, Gül Aslı Aksu, Ş. Ebru Okuyucu, Seda Mazlum, Gamze Çoban, Nimet Mert Ağar, Gülhan Benli, Aysun F. Güner, Pelin Karaçar, Eyüp Salih Elmas, Murat Çağlar Baydoğan, Mehmet Yasin Çınar, Tülay Çivici, Gülden Ayalp, Yunus An, Şehnaz Cenani, Sema Alaçam, Esra Yağdır Çeliker, Gülen Çağdaş, Hilal Aycı 2021 Munzur University

Mimarlık Bilimleri Ve Teknolojisi, Murat Dal, Didem Baş, Seyhan Yardımlı, Mustafa Adil Kasapseçkin, Esra Bayır, Pelin Kılıç Kızıltaş, Nabi Volkan Gür, Sura Kılıç, Hale Gezer, Gül Aslı Aksu, Ş. Ebru Okuyucu, Seda Mazlum, Gamze Çoban, Nimet Mert Ağar, Gülhan Benli, Aysun F. Güner, Pelin Karaçar, Eyüp Salih Elmas, Murat Çağlar Baydoğan, Mehmet Yasin Çınar, Tülay Çivici, Gülden Ayalp, Yunus An, Şehnaz Cenani, Sema Alaçam, Esra Yağdır Çeliker, Gülen Çağdaş, Hilal Aycı

Architectural Sciences

Mimarlık Bilimleri ve Teknolojisi adlı kitabımızda özellikle, mimarlık teknolojileri paradoksu, farklı malzemelerin mimaride, iç mimaride, peyzaj mimarisinde kullanımı, yeni nesil malzemelerin kent ekosistemindeki önemi, engellilere yönelik tasarımlar, vernaküler mimari ve estetik değerinin önemi, mimari yapılarda görülen deprem hasarları ve kentsel dönüşüm, Anadolu medreselerinde mekan dizimi, stres kaynaklarının mimarlık öğrencilerine etkileri, mimaride farklı formlarda tasarım konularının irdelemeleri yapılmıştır.


Humanizing Architecture: A Polymorphic Space, Nada Abbara 2021 Virginia Commonwealth University

Humanizing Architecture: A Polymorphic Space, Nada Abbara

Theses and Dissertations

The built environments in which our communities thrive constitute an integral part of human experience and evolution. Yet, many places are detached from the way we experience them due to mass-production, which often produces standardized environments, and due to the tendency of modern architecture to delineate spaces as static objects rather than dynamic interactions. Thus, there is an emerging need to humanize architecture through an interdisciplinary approach that engages nature’s behavioral patterns. The project proposes a transformable polyhedral structure that interacts with human emotion through a three-dimensional morphing space that contracts and expands. This spatial interaction is achieved through ...


Brutalism And The Public University: Integrating Conservation Into Comprehensive Campus Planning, Shelby Schrank 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Brutalism And The Public University: Integrating Conservation Into Comprehensive Campus Planning, Shelby Schrank

Masters Theses

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, is home to several Brutalist buildings. Similar to other buildings of this genre, they have gone unrecognized for their importance to the campus and their prominent architectural significance. Additionally, due to the ravages of close to 50 years of exposure coupled with limited maintenance and, in some instances, neglect they are now at a point where restorative maintenance is critical in ensuring their future contribution to the campus.

This thesis addresses the importance of creating a comprehensive, long-term plan for these buildings, by first looking to the University’s most ...


Oceanside Transit Center Transit-Oriented Development (Otc Tod): Revisioning North San Diego's County Transit Hub, Chad Johnston 2020 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Oceanside Transit Center Transit-Oriented Development (Otc Tod): Revisioning North San Diego's County Transit Hub, Chad Johnston

City and Regional Planning

Many California coastal communities lack a supply of housing, produce high levels of greenhouse gas emissions by daily auto commuters but have existing local and commuter rail stations with large fields of parking surrounding it. Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) integrates the building of housing, retail, office, and public space together focused around transit stations. This infill of development locates people within comfortable walking distance, usually within a quarter-mile, of a public trail transit station reducing automobile dependence for local trips or commuting for work.

The Oceanside Transit Center (OTC) is a major railway interchange, serving as a gateway to the San ...


Ppmexplorer: Using Information Retrieval, Computer Vision And Transfer Learning Methods To Index And Explore Images Of Pompeii, Cindy Roullet 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Ppmexplorer: Using Information Retrieval, Computer Vision And Transfer Learning Methods To Index And Explore Images Of Pompeii, Cindy Roullet

Theses and Dissertations

In this dissertation, we present and analyze the technology used in the making of PPMExplorer: Search, Find, and Explore Pompeii. PPMExplorer is a software tool made with data extracted from the Pompei: Pitture e Mosaic (PPM) volumes. PPM is a valuable set of volumes containing 20,000 historical annotated images of the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy accompanied by extensive captions. We transformed the volumes from paper, to digital, to searchable. PPMExplorer enables archaeologist researchers to conduct and check hypotheses on historical findings. We present a theory that such a concept is possible by leveraging computer generated correlations between artifacts ...


Applied Studies On Enhancing Public Open Spaces Of The Coastal Cities: The Case Of Tripoli City_ Urban Community Of Al-Fayhaa, Nehmat K. Karim 2020 PhD Student, Faculty of Architecture – Design and Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Applied Studies On Enhancing Public Open Spaces Of The Coastal Cities: The Case Of Tripoli City_ Urban Community Of Al-Fayhaa, Nehmat K. Karim

BAU Journal - Creative Sustainable Development

Over the past three decades there has been a tremendous transformation in cultural heritage, both in terms of practices and in the understanding of cultural heritage. These changes are very much connected to wider changes in the very nature of culture and reflect major social and political transformation. They are also very much evident in the re-shaping of public space in more inclusive ways for diverse histories and experiences (Gerard Delanty). Furthermore, having cultural features in the public spaces of the cities contributes in bringing communities together and strengthening the local economy as well. Thence, enhancing heritage and innovations in ...


Methods Of Adaptive Reuse In Alexandria’S Buildings With Heritage Values, Mina Nader MorKos 2020 Assistant Professor, Architectural Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Pharos University

Methods Of Adaptive Reuse In Alexandria’S Buildings With Heritage Values, Mina Nader Morkos

BAU Journal - Creative Sustainable Development

Due to the rapid progress in the digital technology, using 3D modelling and augmented reality in architecture, now we can transform, create qualitative and sustainable changes in the interior architecture of our architectural heritage, to achieve sustainable cities, this study of the interior architectural solutions developed between architectural heritage, digital registration processes, and parametric construction and fabrication systems. Also using of Information Systems in recording and documenting buildings and archaeological areas.

It helps in designing through computer systems “Virtual Reality” to determine methods of conservation and dealing with archaeological areas and buildings. Using information networks to exchange information globally and ...


Social Media Impact On Urban Awareness In Saudi Arabia: An Empirical Study, Nahar Bahij, Mohammad Alghamdi 2020 King Saud University, Riyadh

Social Media Impact On Urban Awareness In Saudi Arabia: An Empirical Study, Nahar Bahij, Mohammad Alghamdi

Emirates Journal for Engineering Research

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the most active countries in social media, as it is leading the world in the number of active users on Snapchat and on the way to top the number of users on Instagram. Recently, many local and Arab influencers have launched accounts on social media platforms to create urban awareness among the public, which makes it a new phenomenon that needs to be studied.

This research aims to study the impact of social media platforms and applications on urban awareness in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The research used the methodology of ...


Image Carnival, Kaixin Huang, Siting Xing 2020 Syracuse University

Image Carnival, Kaixin Huang, Siting Xing

Architecture Thesis Prep

This thesis project will begin with a basic understanding of iconology, and research on social and technological changes, and explore the different levels of images in a certain range of Instagram-based image sharing social media, and the current social media The space design for the goal is characterized by two directions, which leads to our architectural iconology.


The Evolution Of The Function And Design Of Spaces In Academic Libraries Through The Digital Era, Kareem S. Galal 2020 Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture - Design and Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon.

The Evolution Of The Function And Design Of Spaces In Academic Libraries Through The Digital Era, Kareem S. Galal

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Along with technology development in all fields of contemporary life, activities come development regarding architectural requirements. The functions, spaces usage, types of buildings, etc. have changed. Certain architectural elements and spaces have disappeared while other functions have either disappeared or been minimized. The change has also exceeded the architectural level to the urban level, affecting the urban planning elements, sizes, and decision-making processes.

Developments in technology exert a great influence on communication as well as data entry, saving, and archiving; which, in return, has had a direct impact on libraries’ spaces, operating systems, functions, and user types. As a result ...


The Modes Of Intervention In Alvin Lucier’S I Am Sitting In A Room, Daniel Fox 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Modes Of Intervention In Alvin Lucier’S I Am Sitting In A Room, Daniel Fox

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Alvin Lucier’s I am sitting in a room (1969) is an icon of experimental music and sound art. The sizable literature addressing the aesthetic and philosophical implications of this piece rarely discusses the performance practice beyond what is indicated in the score itself. This is problematic for two reasons: 1) The meaning that is derived from the piece often hinges not just on what sounds are obtained, but on how they are obtained. 2) Over the past 50 years, changes in the performance practice have altered what constitutes the work: magnetic tape was used until 2000 when it was ...


The Irish Construction Industry’S State Of Readiness For A Bim Mandate In 2020, Barry McAuley, Alan V. Hore, Roger P. West 2020 Technological University Dublin

The Irish Construction Industry’S State Of Readiness For A Bim Mandate In 2020, Barry Mcauley, Alan V. Hore, Roger P. West

Conference papers

It was recently announced that a BIM mandate for the Irish public sector is not imminent, suggesting that the sector is not yet ready for what such a mandate implies. Following on from a forward-looking BIM Roadmap for Ireland in 2017 and the publication by the authors of a detailed BIM in Ireland study in 2017 and 2019, what is the actual state of readiness for a more general BIM mandate in Ireland? This paper will review recent publications, seminars and industry initiatives on this topic of interest supported by an online survey to assess the current state of readiness ...


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