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Emergent Morphogenetic Design Strategies, Dawn Gunter 2010 University of South Florida

Emergent Morphogenetic Design Strategies, Dawn Gunter

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Emergent morphogenetic designs provide a superior architectural response to programmatic, technical, structural, environmental and spatial requirements that conventional unit based architectural forms are too inflexible to fully address.

Architecture has reached an exciting stage in its development, where structures are attempting to behave more like nature, which does not function as a static state, but as a complex grouping of symbiotic processes which are constantly evolving to adapt to environmental changes.

Digital fabrication and materials engineering have promoted an explosion in formal architectural typologies. By utilizing these digital tools and enhanced materials to embrace a morphogenetic design strategy, architecture can …


Los Bicentenarios, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Los Bicentenarios, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Desde el año 2009 hasta 2011 se realizarán los festejos conmemorativos del Bicentenario en la Región, en una coyuntura donde el Estado ha entrado en crisis debido al doble movimiento interrelacionado de localización y de globalización, así como la urbe ha transformado su concepto de ciudad frontera, nacida a partir de la revolución industrial, hacia la ciudad en red, que tiene lugar con la mundialización. Hoy la ciudad es el territorio articulador general del Estado y han sido los gobiernos nacionales los que han conducido el proceso de conmemoración de los bicentenarios.

Los Bicentenarios se expresen en una coyuntura en …


Las Ciudades Intermedias: Entre Una Pirámide Trunca Y Una Red De Construcción, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Las Ciudades Intermedias: Entre Una Pirámide Trunca Y Una Red De Construcción, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Ponencia presentada en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú, el 28 de mayo de 2010


Lo Político De Las Políticas En Seguridad Ciudadana, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Lo Político De Las Políticas En Seguridad Ciudadana, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Presentación desarrollada en la mesa de debate "Actores políticos de la seguridad", en el marco del Seminario Internacional "Lo político en la (in)seguridad ciudadana", Quito, mayo 2010


El Futuro De Quito: ¿Cómo Pensar Su Desarrollo Local?, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

El Futuro De Quito: ¿Cómo Pensar Su Desarrollo Local?, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Ponencia presentada en el Colegio de Arquitectos de Pichincha, el 26 de mayo de 2010


Learning Spaces For The New Way Students Work, Helen Y. Chu 2010 University of Oregon

Learning Spaces For The New Way Students Work, Helen Y. Chu

Helen Y. Chu

Learning space design has not changed – at least not in its goal. We aspire to provide facilities and resources that support instruction and research. We want to engage and motivate our students. But our students have changed. Their needs and expectations have changed. Our students – and faculty – work and think differently. We need to redefine what “learning spaces” are. We need to re-engineer our formal and informal learning spaces. Come see the surprising and non-traditional learning spaces that the University of Oregon has transformed in hopes of inspiring a new generation of thinkers, leaders, and innovators.


Euler Groundbreaking (2010), Taylor University 2010 Taylor University

Euler Groundbreaking (2010), Taylor University

Buildings and Grounds of Taylor University

The program for the 2010 Euler Groundbreaking dedication.


Centralidad Y Plazas, Fernando Carrión Mena 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Centralidad Y Plazas, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

En estos últimos diez años hemos visto transformarse tres “plazas” importantes de la ciudad, ubicadas cada una de ellas al interior de tres tipos de centralidades urbanas y en tres lugares emblemáticos de la ciudad. Allí están los incrementos de los precios del suelo, el cambio en las construcciones y la transformación de las actividades que se desarrollan. Se trata de dos centralidades que se despliegan al interior de la ciudad de Quito: el Centro Histórico y La Mariscal Sucre; y, la tercera en uno de los Valles: la parroquia de Cumbayá, ubicada en una de las zonas de mayor …


Examining Of Amman Stock Market Behavior, Philadelphia University 2010 Philadelphia University

Examining Of Amman Stock Market Behavior, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Landscape Urbanism For The Highway City Of Springfield North End, Piyawut Inthasorn 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Landscape Urbanism For The Highway City Of Springfield North End, Piyawut Inthasorn

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Honors Projects

The expansions of the transportation and roadway have made many cities in the United States having the interstates or highways cut through the city center. Springfield’s North End is one of them. The Interstate highway I-91 from Chicopee to South Spring has separated three North End neighborhoods into two sides; Liberty Height, Memorial Square, and Brightwood. The separation has not only changed community relation but also created many dramatic problems and consequences to the neighborhoods such as having disconnected access to the Connecticut River or the Van Horn Park, creating some pollution in water, air, sound, and other health issues. …


La Violencia Del Fútbol, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

La Violencia Del Fútbol, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

El conflicto es consustancial al fútbol, porque encarna una disputa que lleva a la victoria frente a un contendiente. Inicialmente el fútbol fue considerado como un mecanismo para batir y aniquilar al enemigo; ese era el sentido de la victoria; tan es así que en Inglaterra, la primera “pelota” utilizada para jugar fútbol fue la cabeza de un soldado romano muerto en batalla. Tan brutal y sangrienta era esta práctica que fue prohibida que fue prohibido en varios momentos y lugares.

Según García Candau “en 1888 hubo 23 jugadores muertos, 30 piernas fracturadas, 9 brazos rotos, 11 clavículas partidas y …


Pluzina: The Issues Of Documenting A Vernacular Landscape, Elizabeth Brabec, Kristina Molnarova 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Pluzina: The Issues Of Documenting A Vernacular Landscape, Elizabeth Brabec, Kristina Molnarova

Elizabeth Brabec

This paper studies the remnants of medieval pluzina, a historical Central European field pattern dating to the 13th or 14th century A.D. In medieval Czech, pluzina meant the crop fields, meadows, pastures and roads belonging to one village. Today, pluzinas are visible as patterns of long, narrow fields defined by hedgerows. Due to the hedgerows making the pattern visible, pluzinas are attractive parts of farming landscapes, similar to bocage landscapes found in Northern England, Scotland or Brittany. During the last 150 years, the majority of these landscape structures have vanished, owing either to the intensification of agriculture, or abandonment to …


Identifying Cultural Attitudes And Values In Community Landscapes, Elizabeth Brabec 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Identifying Cultural Attitudes And Values In Community Landscapes, Elizabeth Brabec

Elizabeth Brabec

Understanding culture and its attitudes and values towards space, place and nature is a critical aspect in determining appropriate approaches to a wide variety of planning actions. Actions such as gaining support for protected areas, designing new developments, and integrating tourism facilities in existing communities all depend on an understanding of cultural norms and values for their success. But understanding the relationship between cultural attitudes and culturally defined space can be difficult, falling prey to the observer’s own cultural norms and biases. This project uses a method based on individual interviews and expert observation of physical traces, to develop an …


Local Surface Water Policy Under Conditions Of Climate Change, Elizabeth Brabec, Elisabeth Hamin, Chingwen Cheng 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Local Surface Water Policy Under Conditions Of Climate Change, Elizabeth Brabec, Elisabeth Hamin, Chingwen Cheng

Elizabeth Brabec

Climate change means two things for local stormwater managers – that storm events will become more severe, and rainfall will, in many instances, become more erratic, causing enhanced periods of drought and flood. Two approaches are needed to deal with the eventualities: mitigation and adaptation.

While urbanization increases stormwater runoff and decreases the lag time of stormwater discharge, there is also a resulting lack of infiltration and reduction in evapotranspiration (Brunke and Gonser 1997). Stormwater detention, retention and infiltration have attempted to compensate, resulting in the concentrated point location infiltration of stormwater, which replenishes groundwater and baseflow. Equally important to …


Ending Family Homelessness In Massachusetts: A New Approach For The Emergency Assistance Program, Dennis P. Culhane, Thomas Byrne 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Ending Family Homelessness In Massachusetts: A New Approach For The Emergency Assistance Program, Dennis P. Culhane, Thomas Byrne

Departmental Papers (SPP)

This paper explores the current opportunity for policy reform of the Emergency Assistance (EA) system in Massachusetts. Recent initiatives by the state are described that have provided a context for systems change. Some of the challenges posed by the current program are discussed, particularly the lack of cost containment, and the resulting fact that significant public resources are spent supporting long-term stays in shelters and motels, which are not good for families or children. After an exploration of funding and resource issues, the paper concludes by establishing the foundation for changing the current system into one that would be outcome …


Ending Family Homelessness In Massachusetts: A New Approach For The Emergency Assistance Program, Dennis P. Culhane, Thomas Byrne 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Ending Family Homelessness In Massachusetts: A New Approach For The Emergency Assistance Program, Dennis P. Culhane, Thomas Byrne

Dennis P. Culhane

This paper explores the current opportunity for policy reform of the Emergency Assistance (EA) system in Massachusetts. Recent initiatives by the state are described that have provided a context for systems change. Some of the challenges posed by the current program are discussed, particularly the lack of cost containment, and the resulting fact that significant public resources are spent supporting long-term stays in shelters and motels, which are not good for families or children. After an exploration of funding and resource issues, the paper concludes by establishing the foundation for changing the current system into one that would be outcome …


University Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design: How Postsecondary Institutions Use The Leed® Green Building Rating System, Shannon M. Chance 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

University Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design: How Postsecondary Institutions Use The Leed® Green Building Rating System, Shannon M. Chance

Shannon M. Chance

No abstract provided.


Architecture In Archaeology: An Examination Of Domestic Space In Bronze Age Mesopotamia, Megan E. Drennan 2010 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Architecture In Archaeology: An Examination Of Domestic Space In Bronze Age Mesopotamia, Megan E. Drennan

Honors Scholar Theses

The study of architecture within archaeology has not had a direct, well-defined history nor a singular academic pursuit. Yet over time, four branches have developed; they examine: 1) the object itself; structures as artifacts, 2) activity areas within a structure, 3) the specific way in which a building confines space, and 4) the relationship between human behavior and architecture.

This investigation surveys domestic space in the Bronze Age Mesopotamian urban centers of Tell Asmar, Nippur, and Ur. The analysis uses methods from the study of space, such as space syntax, access analysis, and visibility angles, to demonstrate the probability of …


Piece To The Puzzle: Sustainable Elements Fitting Together, Heather C. Nelson 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Piece To The Puzzle: Sustainable Elements Fitting Together, Heather C. Nelson

Theses from the Architecture Program

Sustainability, green, and eco-friendly are very popular topics right now. Those words and many like them are being used in almost every industry. But it’s not just a trend, it’s a necessary movement. Using green building elements as a starting point for design, just as site, typology, and clients’ request are used, is how a sustainable building is created. These elements must be adjusted for every site because local materials, climate and community all play a role.

Deep investigation of the projects context is important. There are many factors of the site to consider. Physical aspects while important are just …


Bleeding Edge, C. Brett Rottinghaus 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Bleeding Edge, C. Brett Rottinghaus

Theses from the Architecture Program

Memorial Stadium can be a better contributor to it’s environ’s. The stadium currently is the largest element on the University of Nebraska at Lincoln’s Campus; however, it is used the least. In the year 2009 it was used for 12 events most of which were Cornhusker football games. Other events include a Larry the Cable Guy comedy show and State High School tournament finals. The circulation around the stadium is dynamic in the sense that it has a high level of fluctuation in its traffic. The traffic is either High density or low. I call this being turned into a …


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