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Occupy, Nitya Charugundla 2020 Syracuse University

Occupy, Nitya Charugundla

Architecture Senior Theses

Union Square, originally called “Union Place,” was a former site for public forum, parades, public addresses and much more. However, the newest design of the park that can be seen today has attempted to make a space that is far less conducive to public forum and assembly than it once was. This thesis seeks to change that and allow for Union Square, as well as a news media center, to be a vehicle for public forum once again. The public space will be used as a vehicle for different types of forums, protests, and even public address in conjunction with …


Uncomfortably Numb, Camila Andino, Daniela Andino 2020 Syracuse University

Uncomfortably Numb, Camila Andino, Daniela Andino

Architecture Senior Theses

Modernist Architecture is characterized by its ambition to miraculously heal the “diseases”1 of society. Along with this desire to heal, “Design was formed as a way to deal with the increasingly dominant logic of the industrialized and globalized world while resisting the perceived dehumanizing impact of the world.”2 This pursuit of numbness has always been at the center of design. It reveals the complicity between design and capitalism. Following the shock of the war and the machine age, design sought to fight the negative climate of the world around them. No outcome is prescribed, but it is desired. With this …


Alternative Shelters, Sukhmann Kaur Aneja 2020 Syracuse University

Alternative Shelters, Sukhmann Kaur Aneja

Architecture Senior Theses

In the spring of 2018, a small group of homeless people took shelter underneath the scaffolding at 1441 Broadway in Times Square after a massive rainstorm made its way through New York City. They hung their wet clothes on the steel bracing and slept on unfolded cardboard boxes. This makeshift encampment lasted for a few days before the police officially kicked everyone out.1 Two years before that, homeless New Yorkers set up a similar camp underneath the scaffolding in NoHo. Residents of NoHo blamed a surge of local construction for the implementation of sheds under which people could hide out.2 …


The Influence Of Light In The Built Environment To Improve Mental Health Outcomes, Nathanael T. Kohl 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology

The Influence Of Light In The Built Environment To Improve Mental Health Outcomes, Nathanael T. Kohl

Theses and Dissertations

Current mental health statistics for US active duty and Veteran members justify research into the causes and remedies for those plagued with negative mental health outcomes. Recent research has suggested that the built environment is connected to our mental health. This study investigated this connection with active duty and Veteran populations across the US. A literature review was completed on what factors of light in the built environment affects mental health outcomes. An analysis of active duty and Veteran mental health symptoms and the natural light rating in their residence was completed to understand the design changes that can be …


The Magic And Metaphysics Of Shit :The Production Of Space And Digital Technology, David Capener 2020 Technological University Dublin

The Magic And Metaphysics Of Shit :The Production Of Space And Digital Technology, David Capener

Articles

Reading Henri Lefebvre alongside Bernard Stiegler, this paper explores the changes that have taken place to the production of space in our age of digital technology. Lefebvre sensed the radical changes taking place in society through the implementation of computational technologies. He asked a prescient question: How is this space being produced? Lefebvre was unable to foresee the significant changes to the actual mechanics of the production of space brought about by the third industrial revolution. A thinker who does do this is Bernard Stiegler who is interested in how new digital technologies change memory via tertiary mnemotechnical devices – …


Weaving Material Connexion Into Curriculum, Shelley Woods, Gouthami Vigneswaran, Patricia Buckley 2020 Sheridan College

Weaving Material Connexion Into Curriculum, Shelley Woods, Gouthami Vigneswaran, Patricia Buckley

Publications and Scholarship

Weaving Material ConneXion into the Curriculum poster presented at OLA Super Conference 2020.


The Production Of Space And The Archive Of Everyday Life, David Capener 2020 Technological University Dublin

The Production Of Space And The Archive Of Everyday Life, David Capener

Conference papers

The cloud is a complex material entanglement that moves across multiple scales from the microscopic to the mega-city. The material manifestations of the cloud, like data centers are nodes in an entangled network that cannot be thought apart from the modes of being that they produce. This requires us to think beyond the question — dominant in much architectural discourse — of what it is and ask what does it do? Concerning the cloud these two questions cannot be separated, to ask one is immediately to ask the other. This is the reason why I propose that Lefebvre’s triadic is …


Entre Fronteras Desarrollo De Viviendas Para La Población Víctima Del Asentamiento De Torre Molinos, Con El Fin De Mejorar Las Condiciones Del Hábitat A Través De Un Diseño Sostenible En Cúcuta - Norte De Santander., Jonathan Javier Albarracín Lache, Sergio Andrés González Castañeda 2020 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Entre Fronteras Desarrollo De Viviendas Para La Población Víctima Del Asentamiento De Torre Molinos, Con El Fin De Mejorar Las Condiciones Del Hábitat A Través De Un Diseño Sostenible En Cúcuta - Norte De Santander., Jonathan Javier Albarracín Lache, Sergio Andrés González Castañeda

Arquitectura

Mediante el análisis a escala casco urbano como en el asentamiento Torre Molinos en Cúcuta norte de Santander, se evidencia la precariedad en la planificación de la vivienda actual otorgando falencias en las soluciones básicas de una vivienda digna, dando como resultado la vulnerabilidad de la población tanto en lo social y en lo económico, tenido en cuenta que un gran porcentaje de la misma es víctima del conflicto armado. La inexistencia de una planificación por parte de las entidades estatales y la falta de cumplimiento de una infraestructura urbana básica que suplan las dinámicas mínimas sociales y urbanas, da …


Arquitectura Vernácula U'Wa Arquitectura Vernácula De La Comunidad Indígena U’Wa Como Representación Pragmática De Su Acervo Cultural Territorio U’Wa Colombia, Juan Camilo Salas Montoya 2020 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Arquitectura Vernácula U'Wa Arquitectura Vernácula De La Comunidad Indígena U’Wa Como Representación Pragmática De Su Acervo Cultural Territorio U’Wa Colombia, Juan Camilo Salas Montoya

Arquitectura

La presente reflexión surge a partir del dilema frente a la arquitectura vernácula, si cumple, solamente con una función de refugio, o si, por el contrario, se manifiesta como un ejemplo de expresión cultural de la sociedad que la construye. Es por esto, que se toma como caso de estudio la arquitectura vernácula de la comunidad indígena U’wa, con el propósito de entender si su arquitectura trasciende del simple edificio habitado, a evidenciar que está claramente conformado como resultado del conocimiento ancestral y la expresión cultural.

Es aquí, donde la arquitectura se convierte en una puerta a un mundo que …


Arquitectura Modular Para La Vivienda Rural. Objeto De Estudio: Yopal, Casanare., Lina Marcela Diaz Tabares 2020 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Arquitectura Modular Para La Vivienda Rural. Objeto De Estudio: Yopal, Casanare., Lina Marcela Diaz Tabares

Arquitectura

El trabajo de grado desarrolla una investigación y posterior propuesta con base en referentes analizados para la zona del Casanare, más específicamente la ciudad de Yopal. Logrando explicar el concepto de Arquitectura Modular y así aplicarla a la vivienda rural con el fin de diseñar un prototipo que supla las necesidades básicas de una familia campesina del Casanare usando uno o más módulos que, dispuestos de distintas maneras, sean capaces de crear espacios básicos que conforman una vivienda rural.


The Built Environment At Plaza H, Cahal Pech: A Study In Resiliency, Rachel A. Steffen 2020 University of Montana, Missoula

The Built Environment At Plaza H, Cahal Pech: A Study In Resiliency, Rachel A. Steffen

Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers

This thesis seeks to understand the human response to extreme environmental, social, and political change during the Terminal Classic (750-1050 CE) at Cahal Pech. Across the Maya lowlands, this period is distinguished by the end of divine kingships, the cessation of new monumental architecture, rapid changes in prestige goods and trade networks, and population decline at many major centers. Cahal Pech, a medium-sized ceremonial center, experienced great shifts in political power and access to resources during the Terminal Classic. This thesis attempts to understand the last occupation of the site, prior to abandonment. Field data for this study is derived …


Understanding And Measuring Net Positive Business Strategies, Luke Ruffner Robinson 2020 University of Montana

Understanding And Measuring Net Positive Business Strategies, Luke Ruffner Robinson

Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers

Despite their attempts to mitigate ecological impacts through sustainability initiatives, businesses are a major cause of the world's ecological problems. Some progressive businesses are attempting to move beyond “net zero” in terms of achieving neutral environmental impacts and instead are now pursuing a goal of net positive. Net positive refers to the idea that business activities could contribute value-added benefits to earth’s ecological systems, for example, by using technologies that sequester and store carbon. However, except for a handful of high-profile corporate case studies, little is known about how companies are developing their strategies to become net positive and …


Interdisciplinary Studio Pavilion [Isp] 2019, Albert J. Gutierrez 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Interdisciplinary Studio Pavilion [Isp] 2019, Albert J. Gutierrez

Construction Management

Historically Cal Poly’s motto has been ‘Learn by Doing’ and the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) is one of the leading examples of this. Many students gain valuable hands-on and real-world experience through collaborative projects and assignments. Through this learn by doing philosophy and collaborative learning approach Cal Poly construction management, architecture and architectural engineering students worked together in 8 separate studio teams to design and construct a portable pavilion for the Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County. Acting as a client they requested that we design a portable pavilion space that will be used to …


Wine History Project Moving Pavilion, Rachel A. Jakel 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Wine History Project Moving Pavilion, Rachel A. Jakel

Architectural Engineering

Two potential projects presented to the Wine History Project as a moving pavilion for their exhibits.


Enhancing Emergency Care Environments: Supporting Suicidal Distress And Self-Harm Presentations Through Environmental Safeguards And The Built Environment, Stephanie Liddicoat 2019 Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia

Enhancing Emergency Care Environments: Supporting Suicidal Distress And Self-Harm Presentations Through Environmental Safeguards And The Built Environment, Stephanie Liddicoat

Patient Experience Journal

Self-harming and suicidal distress are prevalent, worldwide healthcare issues. Existing literature explains that both self-harm and suicidal presentations at Emergency Departments are increasingly occurring, correlating to high costs in healthcare service delivery. This scoping review aimed to (1) identify the current body of literature which examined the relationship between design practice and service user experiences within Emergency Departments for self-harm and suicidal distress presentations, and (2) identify the ways in which the built environment could increase the efficacy of therapeutic efforts through improving service user outcomes and experiences. This scoping review established that there was a paucity of research at …


Average Speech Directivity, Samuel D. Bellows, Claire M. Pincock, Jennifer K. Whiting, Timothy W. Leishman 2019 Brigham Young University

Average Speech Directivity, Samuel D. Bellows, Claire M. Pincock, Jennifer K. Whiting, Timothy W. Leishman

Directivity

Speech directivity describes the angular dependence of acoustic radiation from a talker’s mouth and nostrils and diffraction about his or her body and chair (if seated). It is an essential physical aspect of communication affecting sounds and signals in acoustical environments, audio, and telecommunication systems. Because high-resolution, spherically comprehensive measurements of live, phonetically balanced speech have been unavailable in the past, the authors have undertaken research to produce and share such data for simulations of acoustical environments, optimizations of microphone placements, speech studies, and other applications. The measurements included three male and three female talkers who repeated phonetically balanced passages …


Listening To High School Students: Purposefully Designed Spaces And The Impact On Students’ Engagement In Learning, Yanira Oliveras-Ortiz, Dalane E. Bouillion, Lizzy Asbury 2019 University of Texas at Tyler

Listening To High School Students: Purposefully Designed Spaces And The Impact On Students’ Engagement In Learning, Yanira Oliveras-Ortiz, Dalane E. Bouillion, Lizzy Asbury

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

Scholars have generally accepted the notion that context and students’ response to the environment influence their engagement in learning. Hence, a qualitative study was conducted to explore the impact purposefully designed learning spaces have on student engagement in a career-inspired high school. Focus groups were conducted before and after the move to a new high school. Through the group interviews, students engaged in discourse about the impact purposefully designed learning spaces have on their engagement in learning. The findings indicate that the students recognized the instructional importance and the impact of their new spaces. The student voices provide educators and …


Tiny Houses In Metropolitan Areas Of Nebraska: Seasonal Or Permanent Living Environments, Michele L. Hybner 2019 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Tiny Houses In Metropolitan Areas Of Nebraska: Seasonal Or Permanent Living Environments, Michele L. Hybner

Interior Design Program: Theses

This study is designed to determine if tiny houses offer a viable seasonal and/or permanent living environment for Nebraska residents. Two objectives are used to assess the viability of tiny housing in this Midwestern state. The first analyzes the economics (demand, supply, and cost) of tiny housing in metropolitan areas of Nebraska. The second identifies barriers to occupancy of tiny houses in the state. The results of this research are significant because tiny housing presents a means to address the state’s need for more affordable housing options available to Nebraska residents. At the time of this study, 11.4% of Nebraska’s …


Designing Single-Family Residences: A Study Of The Positive Impact Of Interior Design In Creating New Home Value, Shawn M. Falcone 2019 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Designing Single-Family Residences: A Study Of The Positive Impact Of Interior Design In Creating New Home Value, Shawn M. Falcone

Interior Design Program: Theses

This study seeks to demonstrate that interior designers should be included as primary stakeholders in the home construction market. The market demand for new single-family homes in America is a relative constant. The primary stake and role that land developers, architects, draftsman, home builders, bankers, appraisers, real estate agents, and buyers have in the home construction market is clear. What is less clear is the role in value an interior designer has in the home construction market. This thesis examines the impact designers have on home value when their expertise is utilized in space planning (i.e.: layout, function, room utilization, …


Parents For Joy, Atascadero All-Inclusive Playground, Harrison R. Tucker 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Parents For Joy, Atascadero All-Inclusive Playground, Harrison R. Tucker

Construction Management

Parents for Joy is an organization that was created in 2014 by a group of parents and families living around the Atascadero community who have children with special needs. The group raised over one million dollars to build a playground that enhances the safety of both children and adults with special needs, regardless of what needs they possess. Nick Volluci and Harrison Tucker, the author, were chosen to assist on this project in order to provide a high quality and methodical product that catered to the special requirements set forth by the owners, Parents for Joy and the City of …


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