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Nancy As A Center Of Art Nouveau Architecture, 1895-1914, Peter Clericuzio Dec 2011

Nancy As A Center Of Art Nouveau Architecture, 1895-1914, Peter Clericuzio

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The small city of Nancy, France, is arguably the center where Art Nouveau architecture had the most lasting impact. Nancy’s Art Nouveau was a divergent form of modernity that was defined by regionalism and a distinct sense of place, which its proponents championed as the key elements of an authentic architecture, allowing Nancy to challenge Paris as the dominant French artistic center in the two decades before World War I.

Most of Nancy’s architects were graduates of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and grounded in the language of classicism and its associated professional standards. Much of Nancy ...


Landmark Report (Vol. 29, No. 3), Kentucky Library Research Collections Dec 2011

Landmark Report (Vol. 29, No. 3), Kentucky Library Research Collections

Landmark Report

Newsletter published by the Landmark Association; this local group advocates the preservation, protection and maintenance of architectural, cultural and archaeological resources in Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentu


The Lasting Relationship Between Antonio Gaudí And Barcelona, Spain, Erica Cline Dec 2011

The Lasting Relationship Between Antonio Gaudí And Barcelona, Spain, Erica Cline

Senior Honors Theses

Barcelona's architecture changed with the influence of Gaudí and his willingness to stray from the expected and normal characteristics of this time period. Since Gaudí began the construction of his various works, there have been many controversial thoughts on the time period that his works represented. Other architectures and artists were reluctant to stray from the traditional characteristics from the art movements at this time. However, Gaudí was eager to use aspects from various art movements to create designs that he thought would be beneficial to the city and to himself.

His buildings are frequently referred to as being ...


Factors The Cause Growth And Development In The City Of Lincoln, Ne, Kaylene Tegtmeier Dec 2011

Factors The Cause Growth And Development In The City Of Lincoln, Ne, Kaylene Tegtmeier

Environmental Studies Undergraduate Student Theses

This qualitative study looks at what factors may contribute to the outward growth and development of the city of Lincoln, Nebraska. The two main factors the study discusses are the Lincoln Public School planners and their placement of schools in the city, and the “American dream” of the people, looking at where the people of Lincoln want to be living throughout the city and what some of their daily habits are. This study also discusses some of the main visions of the city of Lincoln’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan how the plan’s ambitions may affect the two factors looked ...


"Else-Where": Essays In Art, Architecture, And Cultural Production 2002-2011, Gavin W. Keeney Nov 2011

"Else-Where": Essays In Art, Architecture, And Cultural Production 2002-2011, Gavin W. Keeney

Gavin W Keeney

“Else-where” is a synoptic survey of the representational values given to art, architecture, and cultural production from 2002 through 2011. Written primarily as a critique of what is suppressed in architecture and what is disclosed in art, the essays are informed by the passage out of post-structuralism and its disciplinary analogues toward the real Real (denoted over the course of the studies as the “Real-Irreal” or “Else-where”).

The essays collected in “Else-where” cross various disciplines, inclusive of landscape architecture, architecture, and visual art, to develop a nuanced critique of an emergent formal regard in the arts that is also an ...


Greenlaw’S Suakin: The Limits Of Architectural Representation And The Continuing Lives Of Buildings In Coastal Sudan, Nancy Um Nov 2011

Greenlaw’S Suakin: The Limits Of Architectural Representation And The Continuing Lives Of Buildings In Coastal Sudan, Nancy Um

Art History Faculty Scholarship

Despite its ruined modern state, the coral-built architecture of the island city of Suakin on Sudan's Red Sea coast is well known to scholars of vernacular architecture. Its enduring reputation may be attributed to the copious documentation of its houses, mosques, and public buildings that appeared in the 1976 publication The Coral Buildings of Suakin by the artist Jean-Pierre Greenlaw. This paper considers the visual project of Greenlaw and its legacy, with a focus on the intertwined relationship between the processes of architectural documentation, the writing of architectural history, and the directives of preservation during the last years of ...


Biomimicry: Architecture That Imitates Nature’S Functions, Forms And Parts, Kostika Spaho Oct 2011

Biomimicry: Architecture That Imitates Nature’S Functions, Forms And Parts, Kostika Spaho

Architecture Theses

Architecture imitates nature’s functions, forms, and parts in order to solve the problems of sus­tainability, efficiency, strength, durability and more. Nature displays its solutions to these prob­lems through endless examples, which appear everywhere on this planet. Such designs rep­resent nature’s work, which has evolved over a “3.8 billion year period.” Nature’s creations are carefully articulated in order to fit in with their context, and to optimize their need for energy and material. It is likely that the answers to most of our design questions lie amid the surrounding organic fabric.


Architecture News: The Newsletter Of The Syracuse School Of Architecture, N.11 Fall 2011, Mark Robbins Oct 2011

Architecture News: The Newsletter Of The Syracuse School Of Architecture, N.11 Fall 2011, Mark Robbins

Newsletters from School of Architecture - ArchitectureNews

Architecture News: The Newsletter of the Syracuse University School of Architecture No. 11, Fall 2011.


Reusable Building Systems, Daniel Boyle Sep 2011

Reusable Building Systems, Daniel Boyle

Architecture Theses

This thesis discusses about designing building system which could be directly reused, without critically changing or remodeling them. Buildings designed by this system will last or will be easily replaced when they wear down or new technology outdates them.


Zero-Net Energy Building Science Research: Nebraska Housing Case Study, Timothy Hemsath Aug 2011

Zero-Net Energy Building Science Research: Nebraska Housing Case Study, Timothy Hemsath

Architecture Program: Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity

What makes a new home sustainable? There is no simple answer and no silver bullet to reducing energy consumption, choosing the right building material or perfectly designed floor plan. Every case is different and every home-owner has their own perspective. To answer the question I was motivated to assemble this mini-portfolio of homes to begin identifying current best practices.

This booklet contains five newly constructed Nebraska homes. Each example identifies what high performance green building design elements, technologies and systems builders, architects and home-owners are using. The following five homes are not all Nebraska has to offer as examples, but ...


Landmark Report (Vol. 29, No. 2), Kentucky Library Research Collections Aug 2011

Landmark Report (Vol. 29, No. 2), Kentucky Library Research Collections

Landmark Report

Newsletter published by the Landmark Association; this local group advocates the preservation, protection and maintenance of architectural, cultural and archaeological resources in Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky.


Inhabiting The Periphery: A Dialogue Between Individual And Site, Robert Oliver Kown Aug 2011

Inhabiting The Periphery: A Dialogue Between Individual And Site, Robert Oliver Kown

Masters Theses

What is a periphery? We can think about this word in more than one way. First off, peripheries are places that exist as spatial conditions in cities, They indicate edges and places that have been left behind. Spaces that have lost their meaning. But in this thesis I will use the word in another way as well. What does the periphery mean for us today? What are those parts of our lives that have been marginalized, and how can we begin to reclaim what has been lost? It is the aim of this thesis to address these issues of the ...


The Life And Death Of An American Block: A Dialogue With Entropy, Micah Daniel Antanaitis Aug 2011

The Life And Death Of An American Block: A Dialogue With Entropy, Micah Daniel Antanaitis

Masters Theses

My goal in this thesis is to frame, through design, an existing environment in a manner that fosters the witness and embrace of the reality and beauty of decay—which acts as a marker of the passage of time. My intent is to engage in a careful renewal of a neglected, and largely forgotten, urban landscape, which does not ignore its temporal context. My hope is to explore the full potential of the life cycle of buildings and discover the lesson of mortality in modern American ruins.

Things fall apart. This is a simple truth about the physical world that ...


Ingram, James Maurice, 1905-1976 (Sc 2458), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2011

Ingram, James Maurice, 1905-1976 (Sc 2458), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2458. Ink and pencil drawings and sketches of floor plans, historic building facades, ornaments, furniture and maps, made by James Maurice Ingram for a history of architecture class. Includes portrait photograph of Ingram, group photograph and clipping about his 1968 University of Notre Dame class reunion, and handwritten notes on the nature of art and architecture.


Improving The Implementation Of Adaptive Reuse Strategies For Historic Buildings, Sheila Conejos, Craig Langston, Jim Smith Jun 2011

Improving The Implementation Of Adaptive Reuse Strategies For Historic Buildings, Sheila Conejos, Craig Langston, Jim Smith

Craig Langston

Meeting the current needs of existing buildings and the designing of new buildings to ensure its sustainable adaptability in the future, supports global climate protection and emissions reduction. The sustainable preservation of any historic building requires the blending of sustainable design and historic preservation principles. Building adaptive reuse is a viable alternative to demolition and replacement as- it entails less energy and waste, and can offer social benefits by revitalizing familiar landmarks and giving them a new lease of life. This paper describes the development of a new design rating tool known as adaptSTAR, which offers holistic and unified design ...


Characterization Of Green Roofs And Their Potential Effects On The Union College Campus, Cybil Tribie Jun 2011

Characterization Of Green Roofs And Their Potential Effects On The Union College Campus, Cybil Tribie

Honors Theses

A green roof is the construction of protective layers and vegetation on the roof of a building. Green roofs are capable of providing ecological benefits to the environment as well as economic advantages for the client. Therefore, my thesis will explore the characterization features of green roofs by focusing on the layers they are made up of, the different types of green roofs, and the benefits they can provide. Although this technology is relatively new to the United States in comparison to places such as Germany, where green roofs have been extensively used for over 40 years, there is a ...


Fallingwater: Structure And Design, Avery Gray Jun 2011

Fallingwater: Structure And Design, Avery Gray

Honors Theses

Fallingwater is the country home designed in 1935 for the wealthy Pittsburgh merchant Edgar Kaufmann Sr. by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Since its completion in 1940 it has enthralled the American public and architectural enthusiasts; received countless awards and recognitions; and is generally held as one of the greatest pieces of architecture of the modern world. It is the most well known residential building in the world excluding those made for royalty. Whether this great fame is deserved or not is a matter of opinion but there are a number of features of this buildings design that cause it ...


The Spatial Practices Of Privilege, Abigail A. Van Slyck Jun 2011

The Spatial Practices Of Privilege, Abigail A. Van Slyck

Architectural Studies Faculty Publications

The Spatial Practices of Privilege focuses on the children's cottage that stands on the grounds of the Breakers, in Newport, Rhode Island. Designed by Peabody and Stearns in 1886, the cottage was the first of several changes Cornelius Vanderbilt made to the property after he purchased it in 1885. While the main house (designed by Richard Morris Hunt after the first Breakers burned in 1892) has long been interpreted as the architectural reflection of the Vanderbilts' class status, the cottage has been ignored. Bringing together the methodologies of cultural landscape studies, performance theory, and the history of childhood, Abigail ...


Interview With Ruby (Stephens) Ingram Regarding Architect James Maurice Ingram (Fa 560), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2011

Interview With Ruby (Stephens) Ingram Regarding Architect James Maurice Ingram (Fa 560), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Full-text transcription of an interview with Ruby Stephens Ingram about her husband and architect, James Maurice Ingram, conducted by Kevin Hunter on 8 October 1982 in Louisville, Kentucky. She discusses Mr. Ingram's work in Bowling Green, Kentucky and the rest of the state.


Hunter, Kevin (Fa 560), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2011

Hunter, Kevin (Fa 560), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text of interview (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 560. Interview with Ruby Stephens Ingram about her husband and architect, James Maurice Ingram, conducted by Kevin Hunter on 8 October 1982 in Louisville, Kentucky. She discusses Mr. Ingram's work in Bowling Green, Kentucky and the rest of the state.


Agri-Remnant, Audrey Burns May 2011

Agri-Remnant, Audrey Burns

Theses from the Architecture Program

Along the lonely stretch of Highway 69 just west of the York and Seward county line close to Gresham, Nebraska, lies a site which has become of keen interest in my search. Two decrepit barns, placed irregularly on the site, have fallen victim to neglect. Most likely the owner of the land has erected newer steel structures to hold his equipment and is letting time be the only factor in the process of deconstruction to these barns.

Constructed entirely of lumber and fasteners, and constructed by the handiwork of the landowner, these barns are some of the few remaining salvageable ...


Place [For] The Children, Heather Hudson May 2011

Place [For] The Children, Heather Hudson

Theses from the Architecture Program

Due to changing social and economic trends, enrollment in child care has become customary for the large majority of children under the age of five in the U.S. Although the importance of the early years has slowly begun to gain more recognition, early childhood development and education is still not viewed as the imperative societal issue that it demands. As the widespread environment for raising children in the U.S. has gradually moved from the informal atmosphere of the home to the formal settings of a child care center, the impact of the built environment on children’s development ...


Hydro[Lodge]Ic, Brittany Mcclure May 2011

Hydro[Lodge]Ic, Brittany Mcclure

Theses from the Architecture Program

Over 70% of the world’s surface is covered with water, making it seem uninhabit-able. Or is it? From very early accounts in history man has been able to survive living on water for extended periods of time. Historically this time was a result of traveling, not necessarily a desire to live on the water. Even today, structures built for the aquatic environment fit more into the realm of tourism and leisure or a type of science / maritime study space, than a permanent dwelling. Living under or on water is certainly not a new idea. There are many science fiction ...


Disaster Relief And Reuse, Beth R. Valenta May 2011

Disaster Relief And Reuse, Beth R. Valenta

Theses from the Architecture Program

the human state in the aftermath of a crisis is at its most vulnerable.

the goal of disaster relief is to evaluate the needs of a community and options available for creating shelters for displaced persons in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

after a disaster, more than at any other time, people are concerned about their safety and security. architecture has the ability to provide a level of comfort through dwellings, which provide shelter,

privacy and security. once safety and stability are established, a healing process can begin.

architecture has two basic solutions for disaster relief. the first is ...


Women's Specific Soccer Training Facility, Tockook Sabrina May 2011

Women's Specific Soccer Training Facility, Tockook Sabrina

Theses from the Architecture Program

My original intentions were to focus on healthy eating and designing a building that corresponds to the concept of cooking. Diving deeper into the concept I had come to discover the correspondence was not reaching the level that I desired. I knew that I enjoyed the concept of healthy nutrition, and exercise has been a constant theme in my life as well. This lead me to deal more stickily with nutrition and exercise.

Personally I have played soccer for 16 years of my life, and soccer was the first idea that came to my mind when thesis projects were first ...


Altruistic Infrastructure, Derik Eckhardt May 2011

Altruistic Infrastructure, Derik Eckhardt

Theses from the Architecture Program

The evolution and expansion of cities necessitates a concurrent proliferation of the modern tools of growth. These tools, or infrastructure, are currently programmed to perform one functional operation, when in reality their presence alone brings forth consequences in our urban fabric. That is, they mark, divide, and obstruct movements in the city while simultaneously creating peripheral spaces of marginality. Furthermore, in developing countries cities struggle to expand while providing adequate infrastructure. The provision of infrastructure has the opportunity to be an architectural contribution beyond the current model of idiosyncratic structures.

How do pieces of infrastructure adapt to provide more than ...


Harvester 1.0, Andrew Sorensen May 2011

Harvester 1.0, Andrew Sorensen

Theses from the Architecture Program

One critical topic has always remained constant throughout the life of this thesis: efficient and multi-functioned urban land use.

It began with the questioning of golf courses and how much land they consumed for typically only a single, recreational function. After realizing the more direct and architectural programmatic relationships, the project shifted to the incorporation of farming into the urban environment while also linking it to today’s growing digital infrastructure needs. This thesis is a means of exploration through process and not necessarily an end result. The questions and potential that this project raises about the architectural relationships is ...


Vertical Void, Trumble Maura May 2011

Vertical Void, Trumble Maura

Theses from the Architecture Program

As architects, we continue to add enclosed spaces to the market in every city on a nearly daily basis, yet millions of square feet of viable, designed space lie empty around the world. While the responsibility of the surplus of leasable square feet is most often assumed to be shouldered by the real estate market, as designers, we must as some point begin to ask ourselves if the blame for the continued ignorance of this issue of vacancy cannot be laid at our feet. Spatial needs change with the economy, technology, and social needs, but have they changed so much ...


Dead End Urban Corridors: Reconnecting Urban Space, Molly Macklin May 2011

Dead End Urban Corridors: Reconnecting Urban Space, Molly Macklin

Theses from the Architecture Program

This proposal seeks to look at urban renewal through the analysis of main street thoroughfares that weave through the urban fabric connecting neighborhoods and people as vital life-lines within cities. How does history, culture, economics, and existing infrastructure feed these corridors? And what happens when this artery is blocked by development?

Specifically, this thesis is focused on exploring a non-urban oriented, dead-end corridor typology that has been forced onto the urban main street resulting in an area that has become blighted, underutilized, and disconnected from the surrounding urban environment.

The main argument is aimed at critiquing overlaying typologies onto urban ...


Intermodal | Multimodal, Adam J. Andrews May 2011

Intermodal | Multimodal, Adam J. Andrews

Theses from the Architecture Program

The intent is to confront waste on both a global and local level using architecture to engage and educate the public. Global waste, in this case, is defined as intermodal containers and local waste is defined as municipally collected solid waste. I intend to show through my designs that architecture need not be the source of yet more energy use and material waste. Instead, design can be the vehicle through which we begin to lessen our impact on Planet Earth by reusing the materials already at hand to create architecture and energy.

A waste to energy approach [both architectural and ...