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Beside Yingzao: An Index Of Chinese Building Traditions, Tianyi Hang 2022 Yale University

Beside Yingzao: An Index Of Chinese Building Traditions, Tianyi Hang

Masters of Environmental Design Theses

Yingzao referred to the Chinese architectural practice prior to the nineteenth-century introduction of the term jianzhu, the translation of “architecture.” The earliest preserved illustrated government-issued building standard was titled Yingzao fashi. Published by the Southern Song government in 1103, Yingzao fashi defined and regulated technical terms used to describe imperial construction as well as specified the labor costs of certain building techniques. These terms inform our understanding of the traditional Chinese way of categorization and knowledge system of architecture and architectural elements.

Titled “Beside Yingzao,” this study takes the technical terms from Yingzao fashi to guide the reader in investigating ...


House As Ritual: Stories Of Gender, Space, And Caste In Colonial Kerala, Devi Nayar 2022 Yale University

House As Ritual: Stories Of Gender, Space, And Caste In Colonial Kerala, Devi Nayar

Masters of Environmental Design Theses

Kerala, the southwestern state of Independent India, had gained its distinct architectural heritage by the time the British East India Company began colonizing India in the 17th century. Upper caste Nambuthiris and Nayars organized their agrarian homesteads — four-winged courtyard houses with gender as their axis of internal regulation. Although the house layout remained the same, the gendered inhabitation varied based on caste. On their arrival, British colonists began reordering and reshaping this native cosmos into a perceived anglicized 'normative'[1]. The existing political and social terrains were fractured, revised, and reworked to create an anglicized model of society. The joint ...


Maximum Governance: Managerial Populism And Violent Infrastructures In The New India, Mila T. Samdub 2022 Yale University

Maximum Governance: Managerial Populism And Violent Infrastructures In The New India, Mila T. Samdub

Masters of Environmental Design Theses

Alongside rampant state violence, the systematic disenfranchisement of minorities and a draconian approach to dissent, since 2014 India has been the site of a relentless project of managerial competence. Projects like the Aadhaar biometric identity programme, the government’s embrace of performance indices, and the construction of a massive new capital in central Delhi – the case studies at the heart of this thesis – promise a new, transforming nation, characterised by Narendra Modi’s slogan “maximum governance, minimum government”. Dramatizing efficiency and transparency against the perceived inefficiency and corruption of the old India, such projects’ aesthetics allow a violent Hindu majoritarian ...


The Cost Of Urbanization: A Look Into The Transformation Of Mao Era Reforms, Tieren A. Dokes 2022 University of San Francisco

The Cost Of Urbanization: A Look Into The Transformation Of Mao Era Reforms, Tieren A. Dokes

Master's Projects and Capstones

Mao Zedong has played an influential role in Chinese society, whether for better or for worse. His policies have caused ripples throughout contemporary Chinese society, but nothing stronger than his desire for urbanization and economic land reform. Utilizing Mao’s drive for urbanization and economic reform as essential historical context, this paper connects how the contemporary governmental push for urbanization has been unyielding, and, in some ways, counterproductive as decade-old Mao-era institutions reverberate in an echo chamber with cracks that allow darker forces to seep in. Real estate and urban development companies and local governments are given monetary incentive to ...


Our Streets: Increasing Equity In Active Transportation Planning Through Community Outreach, Jordan Hoy 2022 The University of San Francisco

Our Streets: Increasing Equity In Active Transportation Planning Through Community Outreach, Jordan Hoy

Master's Projects and Capstones

ABSTRACT Significant research has demonstrated that active transportation infrastructure is essential for the growth and livability of San Francisco: it increases access to economic opportunities, promotes overall improved public health, encourages mobility without contributing to roadway congestion, prevents traffic injuries and fatalities, and supports the sustainability goals of the city. Despite the fact that communities of color will benefit the most from active transportation infrastructure development, historical disenfranchisement in tandem with a lack of diverse representation within public participation contributes to an inequitable distribution of walking and biking investments throughout the city of San Francisco. While research shows that Black ...


Bradford-Higgins House: Pre-Print Of Chapter "Alaska" From Collecting Houses By Anne W. Baker, 2022 Roger Williams University

Bradford-Higgins House: Pre-Print Of Chapter "Alaska" From Collecting Houses By Anne W. Baker

Documentation

Pre-print of chapter "Alaska" from Collecting Houses. Used with permission from Sarah Baker, copyright holder. Chapter describes the move of the Bradford-Higgins house to Anchorage Alaska.


The Heat Is On: The Collaborations, Capacities, And Management Style Required For The Establishment And Sustainability Of Community-Owned Renewable Energy District Heating Systems In Austria, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, And Scotland, Gerard Doyle 2022 Technological University Dublin

The Heat Is On: The Collaborations, Capacities, And Management Style Required For The Establishment And Sustainability Of Community-Owned Renewable Energy District Heating Systems In Austria, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, And Scotland, Gerard Doyle

Articles

International reviews of countries’ progress at tackling climate change show that Ireland is making small levels of progress on tackling issues associated with climate change. This paper will highlight the pivotal role the State performs, both at national and local level, in creating the conditions essential for the establishment of community-owned renewable energy district heating systems. In particular, the State can provide funding for these initiatives to acquire the management and technical expertise essential for their establishment and maintenance. This paper will also examine a theoretical framework, referred to as capacity analysis, to explain the capacities that need to be ...


Bradford-Higgins House: Plympton House Ad, 2022 Roger Williams University

Bradford-Higgins House: Plympton House Ad

Documentation

After Baker Restorations dismantled the Bradford-Higgins House an ad was placed in the Country Journal soliciting buyers for this dismantled house from Plympton, MA.


Bradford-Higgins House: Update Appraisal, Anchorage, Alaska, 2022 Roger Williams University

Bradford-Higgins House: Update Appraisal, Anchorage, Alaska

Documentation

An Update Appraisal of Lot 18, Block 1, Campbell Lake Heights #5, Anchorage, Alaska done on March 6, 1984. Includes photos, maps, site plan, and a description of the house that was moved from Plympton, Massachusetts to Alaska for Dr. Ross Brudenell.


Bradford-Higgins House: Letter From Brudenell, February 21, 1981, 2022 Roger Williams University

Bradford-Higgins House: Letter From Brudenell, February 21, 1981

Documentation

Letter from Ross Brudenell to Anne Baker dated February 21, 1981.


Bradford Higgins House: Agreement Contract With Ross Brudenell, 2022 Roger Williams University

Bradford Higgins House: Agreement Contract With Ross Brudenell

Documentation

Agreement contract submitted to Ross N. Brudenell by Anne W. Baker on February 28, 1981. It includes shipping contents, transportation, reconstruction, restoration, work to be completed by contractor-carpenter, payment schedule, history-description of Bradford House, Appraisal and Relocation and Re-erection.


Bradford-Higgins House: Letter From Brudenell, January 25, 1981, 2022 Roger Williams University

Bradford-Higgins House: Letter From Brudenell, January 25, 1981

Documentation

Letter dated January 25, 1981 from Ross Brudenell to Anne Baker mostly concerning material and transportation costs.


Sustainable Urban Planning: Turning The Concrete Jungle Into Green Buildings, Danielle Richardson 2022 Fordham University

Sustainable Urban Planning: Turning The Concrete Jungle Into Green Buildings, Danielle Richardson

Student Theses 2015-Present

This paper addresses the issue of greenhouse gas emissions – particularly those from buildings – within New York City and discusses ways to construct new sustainable buildings and retrofit existing buildings to both minimize greenhouse gas emissions as well as act as carbon sinks to absorb some of the emissions. Reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions is critical to NYC meeting its climate target goals, as detailed in the mayoral administrations’ PlaNYC and OneNYCenvironmental plans. This paper analyzes sustainable architecture and construction and presents various options and policies as to how to turn the city into a green city through the use ...


Reinventing Educational Spaces, Angel Coleman 2022 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Reinventing Educational Spaces, Angel Coleman

Theses from the M. Arch. Program

Problems always existed in our educational system, but many issues intensified in the pandemic. One of the biggest is the mental impact on the children, with those in high school tripling in numbers. The spaces these students spend their time has a great impact on their mental well-being. Our schools need to create places for the students to make communities and feel a sense of ownership. Giving students a place to belong and making them proud of their work helps build their self-esteem, relieving some mental health issues.

My thesis is redesigning these environments to create classrooms, schools and a ...


Incremental Formality: Where Formality And Informality Meet, Rodrigo Neyra Velarde 2022 Kennesaw State University

Incremental Formality: Where Formality And Informality Meet, Rodrigo Neyra Velarde

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

1500’s colonization and it is now home to one of the fastest growing informal settlement cities in Latin America. These settlement cities are often characterized by their lack of accessibility to clean water, unsafe living environments paired with lower-quality, or non-durable materials, as well as a general lack of recognition by governments. With Lima being located in the middle of the desert, sustainable design in general has been difficult to implement. This thesis looks to explore methods to create a low-cost mixed-use building with implantations of urban farming the people of Villa Maria Del Triunfo. Though the Peruvian government ...


Colloquium, Or The Argument For A New School Of Architecture..., Austin Turner 2022 Kennesaw State University

Colloquium, Or The Argument For A New School Of Architecture..., Austin Turner

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

Colloquium, or an argument for the new school of Architecture... is an interrogation on the power of Architectural discourse and its impact on the built environment.

The research begins by analyzing the works and theories of four distinct architects: Peter Eisenman, Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, and Bjarke Ingels. During my investigation, I ask myself, “What happened in their school environment that made them great,” or in other words, “What can a student, like me, do to be like these people?”

To answer this question, I found the best way to analyze this would be to look back on their own ...


Holistic Generations | Reshaping A City's Health, Tania Rodriguez Serrano 2022 Kennesaw State University

Holistic Generations | Reshaping A City's Health, Tania Rodriguez Serrano

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

In Puerto Rico everything seems emptier. The more hurricanes hit us, the less opportunities there are, the more corrupt the government gets, then the more people leave. The Puerto Rican population is rapidly decreasing. The small town of Jayuya, Puerto Rico is one that seems to be very lonely these days. I scarcely see my generation and the older generation is getting left behind. Due to this the town is basically a ghost town by the time 4pm hits. If my generation leaves, then who takes care of the older generations? Who maintains the town alive? When asked these questions ...


Repurposing Storage: Spatial Transformation Of Self Storage, Tina Cerda 2022 Kennesaw State University

Repurposing Storage: Spatial Transformation Of Self Storage, Tina Cerda

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

What was once confined to the attic or garage has exploded into a billion-dollar industry. Today, there are around 50,000 storage facilities nationwide. This accounts for 2.3 billion sq ft in rentable space. To give you some scale that’s 3 times the size of Manhattan. That’s enough space for all 330 million Americans to physically stand under the facilities’ rooftop at this very moment. As many Americans begin to downsize, reduce their ecological footprint, and become less mobile. The need for temporary storage during resettlement and relocation is on a decline. How will these facilities then ...


Flexible Dwellings, Petra Basic 2022 Kennesaw State University

Flexible Dwellings, Petra Basic

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

The reality of any situation is that things don’t always go as planned. We need to adapt and change. We graduate college but can’t afford the homes we expected, so we settle for what we can get even though it may not really suit us. We get new jobs that require us to move somewhere else. We start our families, and our current homes no longer meet our needs, and we are forced to sell and move. We constantly go through this process of trying to meet our ever-changing needs. The closer we get to graduation, the more ...


Working Modular | The Modular System That Crosses The Boundary Between Micro And Macro Offices, Enrique Brimmer 2022 Kennesaw State University

Working Modular | The Modular System That Crosses The Boundary Between Micro And Macro Offices, Enrique Brimmer

Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year

I am designing an infrastructure that helps the growth of modules in a macro scale. For example, the office typology is one that isn’t easy to change, as shown in the past. As times change and people move around, our buildings need to be able to adapt and grow with us. That is why the ability to move and change module orientation is important to the growth of a building. In the micro scale I am going to be designing unique modules that can be easily repeated to create large and small spaces. These modules will have the opportunity ...


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