Against The Grain: Why Is Timber Underutilised In The Irish Construction Industry, Given Its Environmental Properties?, 2018 Technological University Dublin
Against The Grain: Why Is Timber Underutilised In The Irish Construction Industry, Given Its Environmental Properties?, Francis Noel Duffy
This study explores why timber is underutilised in the Irish construction industry, given its environmental properties. Defined literature discourse (framed by two timber exemplar case study buildings and themed into procurement, policy and academic sections) is analysed in pursuit of factors that meet the research question. The literature data collected is used to formulate action-based research in the form of a “Wood First” motion, subsequently passed into policy by South Dublin County Council in July 2017. The literature is also refined into questions for a two-stage, fourth-generation evaluation interview process. This process further examines the discourse of industry experts and ...
Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology
Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, Owen Gottlieb
This article provides context for and examines aspects of the design process of a game for learning. Lost & Found (2017a, 2017b) is a tabletop-to-mobile game series designed to teach medieval religious legal systems, beginning with Moses Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah (1180), a cornerstone work of Jewish legal rabbinic literature. Through design narratives, the article demonstrates the complex design decisions faced by the team as they balance the needs of player engagement with learning goals. In the process the designers confront challenges in developing winstates and in working with complex resource management. The article provides insight into the pathways the team found ...
Purism And The Object-Type: Tradition And Modernity, Art And Society, 2017 City University of New York (CUNY)
Purism And The Object-Type: Tradition And Modernity, Art And Society, Jamie Morra
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
This thesis examines the Purist object-type as a formal and social tool in interwar Paris. It’s establishment, definition, and use is analyzed through the work and writings of Amédée Ozenfant, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret and Fernand Léger, via painting as the primary practice, and its further conceptual applications in architecture and film.
The Beginning Student Of Design: Architectural Frames Of Reference, 2017 Iowa State University
The Beginning Student Of Design: Architectural Frames Of Reference, Gregory S. Palermo
There they are, every Tuesday and Thursday -- two hundred minds seeking perspective on the means by which to access architecture: to think about it, look at it and analyze it, engage in discussions about it, and experience it. Student interests and capabilities are varied because in addition to being required for pre-architecture students, this is a university general studies course -- a threshold into the adventure of architecture! This paper addresses the content and methods of introducing architectural frames of reference to the beginning student of design in the challenging large lecture learning environment. Canon and skepticism. Five frames of reference ...
Architecture Ethics Justice, 2017 Iowa State University
Architecture Ethics Justice, Gregory S. Palermo
The title of this talk includes no conjunctions and bears no punctuation in order to heighten the conception of the simultaneity, the unitariness of three conceptions that we often perceive as disparate realms. As I put together these remarks, I have begun to think in terms of shaping a more complete paper with this same title – entering into a territory (perhaps presumptively!) not unlike Heidegger’s “Building Dwelling Thinking” of his earlier period -- which is not a dissimilar associative lead. Today though is not the time for a tightly argued philosophical statement regarding the premises of such a conflation.
Materializing Absence: Traces Of Long's Farm, 2017 University of Colorado Boulder
Materializing Absence: Traces Of Long's Farm, Michael O. Foster
Art and Art History Graduate Contributions
No abstract provided.
Building Heaven On Earth: Bishop Maurice And The Novam Fabricam Of Burgos Cathedral, 2017 University of Exeter
Building Heaven On Earth: Bishop Maurice And The Novam Fabricam Of Burgos Cathedral, Teresa Witcombe
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies
The cathedral of Burgos, founded in 1221, was one of the first Gothic cathedrals to be constructed in the kingdom of Castile. Built by French masons and craftsmen, it stands as a monument to the introduction of the opus francigenum into Spain, and the convergence of French architectural models with Spanish ecclesiastical culture. As the thirteenth century progressed, this foreign style was adopted in a number of new cathedrals, including those of Toledo and León. Yet, although the architectural history of Burgos has been discussed in detail, far less is known about the cathedral’s founder and patron, Maurice, bishop ...
Translating Knowledge Into Design: Collaborations Between Studio And Cultural Inquiry, 2017 Iowa State University
Translating Knowledge Into Design: Collaborations Between Studio And Cultural Inquiry, Mikesch Muecke, Jamie L. Horwitz
"The role that bathing plays within a culture," Siegfried Gideon writes, "reveals the culture's attitude coward human relaxation. Ir is a measure of how far individual well-being is regarded as an indispensable part of community life."' ln many parts of the world today, and for many centuries, baths that rely on mineral springs, geysers, heated water, steam or dry hear were designed for the regeneration of local populations without a nod coward utopian dreams, or the exclusivity of private spas. Unlike the contemporary US, public thermal baths in Germany are central ro the economy of"curing towns" and paid ...
Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas: Contestations From Gambling To Water Rights, 2017 Iowa State University
Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas: Contestations From Gambling To Water Rights, Mikesch Muecke
Let me dwell for a moment on the fabulous aspects of the city and its environs. The word ‘fabulous’ derives from the Latin fabula which gives us the English ‘fable’, a short narrative that provides an edifying or cautionary point. Fables can be pedagogical instruments. When Denise Scott-Brown, Robert Venturi, the late Steven Izenour et al took a first—second—look in 1968, they insisted in their formal analysis of the Las Vegas strip to postpone judgment, i.e. they proposed to view the space through a dispassionate lense, assembling analytic maps while resisting the temptation to judge the Strip ...
P-06 Cuilcagh Mountain Regional Research Project, Ireland, 2017 Andrews University
P-06 Cuilcagh Mountain Regional Research Project, Ireland, Rhonda Root, Ariel Solis, Robin Johnson
Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship
During May and June of this past summer (2017) Professors Ariel Solis, Robin Johnson, and Rhonda Root began a faculty research project that started recording and investigating traditional Irish cottages (post-famine) along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This project is affiliated with the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark, which is within the Cuilcagh Mountain Region along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
While in Ireland our research focused on three sites: Moneygashel Cashel (Co Cavan), located in the Republic of Ireland, and Gortmaconnell and Legnabrocky (Co Fermanagh) in Northern Ireland ...
Forming Community Partnerships, 2017 Heritage Emergency National Task Force
Forming Community Partnerships, Lori Foley
In the event of a disaster, regardless of the type or scope, the first response is always local. For the institutions and organizations charged with safeguarding the nation’s cultural and historic resources – museums, historical societies, libraries, and municipal offices, to name just a few – building relationships with local first responders and emergency managers before disaster strikes is key to ensuring the safety of staff and collections. State emergency management agencies are also collaborating with their state cultural agencies to protect these valuable and vulnerable resources. The resulting emergency networks better position the local community and the state to be ...
Lessons Learned From Culture In Crisis; Or Protecting The Past To Save The Future, Laurie Rush
At the midpoint of the second decade of the 21st century, the world is experiencing deliberate destruction of cultural property at a scale not seen since the Second World War. Future protection and preservation of cultural heritage depends on learning from tragedy and applying these lessons as pro-actively as possible. First, we are discovering that no matter the threat, there are people who risk their lives to save artifacts and features of their culture, and the motives for this courage are retrospectively clear. For a community to survive a conflict or disaster as a corporate entity, elements of shared ...
Keynote Address - When Violent Nonstate Actors Target Cultural Heritage Sites, 2017 Dept. of Public Administration, University at Albany
Keynote Address - When Violent Nonstate Actors Target Cultural Heritage Sites, Victor Asal
Why would organizations attack or kill people at cultural heritage sites or destroy such sites? Using data from the Big Allied and Dangerous insurgent dataset that has data on 140 insurgent organizations from 1998-2012, and data from the Global Terrorism Database, this presentation examines the factors that make insurgent groups more likely to attack such sites or kill people at such sites. We look at the impact of organizational ideology, organizational structure and power as well as country level factors.
Mitigation, Response And Recovery, 2017 NYS Div. of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
Mitigation, Response And Recovery, Richard Lord
Abstract: Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas and Louisiana nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast and caused 53 deaths, destroyed or severely damaged 100,000 Long Island homes, and left an estimated $42 billion in damages across New York State.
This session will provide an overview of the disaster relief and assistance programs available under the Stafford Act, when they are triggered, and how private non-profit and cultural institutions can plan for natural hazards and take full advantage of available aid. There will also be discussion of the NYS Hazard Mitigation Plan, the Community Risk and Resiliency Act ...
Informing Responders Using Gis And Gps, 2017 Cultural Resources GIS Facility, National Park Service
Informing Responders Using Gis And Gps, Deidre Mccarthy
Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in August 2005 and created the single largest disaster for cultural resources that the United States has witnessed since the inception of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in 1966. Notably, the NHPA created the National Register of Historic Places, our nation’s catalog of important cultural resources. The NHPA also stipulates that any federal undertaking which may adversely affect National Register eligible resources be mitigated. For the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Katrina created the largest compliance project ever under Section 106 of the NHPA.
Although causing a great deal of damage, Katrina ...
Keynote Address: Climate Change: From Global To New York Scale, 2017 Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University at Albany
Keynote Address: Climate Change: From Global To New York Scale, Christopher D. Thorncroft
This talk is concerned with the science and impacts of climate change from global to New York scales. It will provide an assessment of how the climate has changed over the past Century based on a purely observational perspective. The scientific basis for anthroprogenic climate change will be explained and discussed including a description of the “greenhouse effect” and why it is important for life on this planet. We will briefly discuss global and local consequences of a warmer climate and what we need to be prepared for going forward in the coming decades.
Opening Keynote Address: Using Data To Understand Cultural Destruction, 2017 Penn Cultural Heritage Center, University of Pennsylvania Museum
Opening Keynote Address: Using Data To Understand Cultural Destruction, Brian I. Daniels
Brian I. Daniels, Ph.D, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, University of Pennsylvania Museum.
Why is cultural heritage targeted in conflict? Under what circumstances? By whom? Today, due in part to the recent notorious instances of cultural destruction in the Middle East and North Africa, there is perhaps more attention among the broader scientific community than ever before about the phenomenon of cultural loss. At the same time, there are many significant data and analytical gaps. Little social science literature about cultural destruction exists and many critical questions—and avenues of research—are, as of yet, unstudied. A primary reason for ...
Provenance Of Place And Past: Designing A Bathhouse For Charlottesville (Print), 2017 James Madison University
Provenance Of Place And Past: Designing A Bathhouse For Charlottesville (Print), Maya Chandler
James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)
Site, to an architect, should comprise not only the topographical and physical markers of the place, but also the cultural, historical, atmospheric, ritualistic, or intangible qualities of place. New projects ask us to examine what has preceded the proposed architecture and invite it into the work that we place on a site—not ignoring the past, mowing it down, or covering it up—but allowing it to point us in the direction of an architectural intervention. This project redesigns the historic Albemarle County Jail in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, into a bathhouse. The place-based bathhouse design acknowledges several key elements in ...
El Valle De Los Caídos: Spain’S Inability To Digest Its Historical Memory, 2017 Bard College
El Valle De Los Caídos: Spain’S Inability To Digest Its Historical Memory, Michael Heard Johnson
Michael C. Johnson
Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.
Integrity & Incentives: Seeking Equity In Historic Preservation Law, 2017 University of Washington Tacoma
Integrity & Incentives: Seeking Equity In Historic Preservation Law, Anneka Olson
Access*: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship
In this article, the author presents a case study of mobile home park residents seeking historic designation in the face of neighborhood demolition. The neighborhood’s ineligibility to become a historic site under current law can help demonstrate larger patterns of inequitable outcomes within historic preservation practice. In particular, the author argues that the application of preservation law—despite being formally neutral regarding issues of racial and socioeconomic equity—reinforces existing racial, economic, and spatial inequities. Drawing on the challenge of legal closure from critical legal studies (CLS), the author argues that law and historicity are mutually constituting, and that ...