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Preserving Brutalism Through Color Theory.Pdf, Marissa Gudiel Apr 2018

Preserving Brutalism Through Color Theory.Pdf, Marissa Gudiel

Marissa Gudiel

Brutalism-coined by Reyner Banham-began as an ideology meant to introduce notions representing a new architectural era post second world war. The mid-twentieth century, was the booming era for concrete structures, which applied both modular and imposing elements. It was a movement meant to strip architectural details and represent programmatic functions in a stoic manner. Due to its imposing qualities, the public realm has not been able to become affectionate with such structures. Thus, resulting in the demolition of several of these monumental buildings.
This thesis project attempts to reintegrate existing brutalist buildings within the context of the Miami metropolitan area ...


Why Tad.Pdf, Caryn Brause, Chris Ford, Clare Olsen, Jeana D'Agostino Ripple, Marci S. Uihlein, Andrzej Zarzycki Apr 2017

Why Tad.Pdf, Caryn Brause, Chris Ford, Clare Olsen, Jeana D'Agostino Ripple, Marci S. Uihlein, Andrzej Zarzycki

Caryn Brause

No abstract provided.


Umass Amherst Green Building Guidelines 2013, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ted Mendoza, Ezra Small, Patricia O'Flaherty, Nariman Mostafavi, Mohamed Farzinmoghadam, Somayeh Tabatabaee Pozveh Oct 2015

Umass Amherst Green Building Guidelines 2013, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ted Mendoza, Ezra Small, Patricia O'Flaherty, Nariman Mostafavi, Mohamed Farzinmoghadam, Somayeh Tabatabaee Pozveh

Ludmilla D Pavlova

Facilities & Campus Services, Sustainable UMass and Campus Planning support sustainability and energy conservation initiatives by providing in-house resources to campus staff as well as designers and contractors working with the University. The UMass Amherst Green Building Guidelines provide a framework for approaching new construction and major renovation projects at UMass Amherst that are undergoing LEED certification by focusing the conversation on green building aspects that are most important to the campus. They are intended to be the beginning of a dynamic conversation between designers, environmental consultants and constructors, university stakeholders, and users of new high performance buildings.


Love Is A Two Way Street, William W. Riggs, John Gilderbloom May 2015

Love Is A Two Way Street, William W. Riggs, John Gilderbloom

William W. Riggs

A half a century ago, we were in love with our streets. They were also living things. They were the open-air living room of our society, the conduct for neighborhood play and discussion, the glue of our social fabric. One of the key urban theorists of the 20th century, Jane Jacobs wrote in Fortune Magazine that the street “…works harder than any other part of downtown. It is the nervous system; it communicates the flavor, the feel, the sights. It is the major point of transaction and communication. Users of downtown know very well that downtown needs not fewer streets ...


Building A Shared Vision For The City Of Toledo: An Urban Design Charrette, Andreas Luescher, Scot Macpherson, Sujata Shetty Aug 2014

Building A Shared Vision For The City Of Toledo: An Urban Design Charrette, Andreas Luescher, Scot Macpherson, Sujata Shetty

Andreas Luescher

This urban design charrette will address the challenge of organizing architectural and planning contributions to support Toledo, a city facing long-term economic and population decline.


Mcda And Assessing Sustainability, Craig Langston Jun 2014

Mcda And Assessing Sustainability, Craig Langston

Craig Langston

Extract: Multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) is a contemporary alternative social cost-benefit analysis as a means of evaluating sustainable development. It avoids the problem of converting social and environmental performance into monetary terms simply so it can be combined with tangible costs and benefits and included in a discounted cash flow.


Designing For Future Adaptive Reuse, Craig Langston Jun 2014

Designing For Future Adaptive Reuse, Craig Langston

Craig Langston

Extract: Existing buildings that are either obsolete or rapidly approaching disuse and potential demolition are a 'mine' of raw materials for new projects, a concept described by Chusid (1993) as 'urban ore'.


Mount Tom Self-Transformation Retreat: Designing Experiential Architecture To Provoke Stimulatory, Expressive And Sensory Self-Exploration, Kyle B. Young May 2014

Mount Tom Self-Transformation Retreat: Designing Experiential Architecture To Provoke Stimulatory, Expressive And Sensory Self-Exploration, Kyle B. Young

Kyle B Young

The environment evolved five human senses; through these receptors the majority of us experience life. Or do we? The a vast majority of our daily landscape resides enclosed, shut off from the exterior; separating people from the elements, organizing and distributing the multitude of functions that affect how we live and feel. The mental state of society is poor, the “daily dis-ease” of we wrestle with; stress, emotions, fatigue, exhaustion, disconnection suck the life out of the moments we live to barely even see. These interactions and experiences we encounter in, on, under and around the architectural forms we travel ...


Identifiying Adaptive Reuse Potential, Craig Langston Mar 2014

Identifiying Adaptive Reuse Potential, Craig Langston

Craig Langston

How to adapt existing building stock is a problem being addressed by local and state governments worldwide. In most developed countries we now spend more on building adaptation than on new construction and there is an urgent need for greater knowledge and awareness of what happens to commercial buildings over time.

Sustainable Building Adaptation: innovations in decision-making is a significant contribution to understanding best practice in sustainable adaptations to existing commercial buildings by offering new knowledge-based theoretical and practical insights. Models used are grounded in results of case studies conducted within three collaborative construction project team settings in Australia and ...


The General Model Of Creative Strategy In Architectural Design, Farhad Shariatrad, Hamid Nadimi Dec 2013

The General Model Of Creative Strategy In Architectural Design, Farhad Shariatrad, Hamid Nadimi

Farhad Shariatrad

Studying behaviour and thoughts of expert designers is regarded as one of the most important areas in design research, and applying the results of it could have effective implication for design education. In one of these researches the creative approaches applied by three professional designers...


The Interdisciplinary Design Studio: Identifyingcollaboration, Thomas Fowler Iv, Kevin Dong, James Doerfler Jun 2013

The Interdisciplinary Design Studio: Identifyingcollaboration, Thomas Fowler Iv, Kevin Dong, James Doerfler

Thomas Fowler IV, DPACSA, FAIA

Intuitively designers know that teamwork is necessary to produce a cohesive project. Collaborative team work, or team work across disciplines, is a fundamental basis for firms such as Arups and Buro Happold among others and these firms are known for producing innovative work as a result of their collaborative efforts. Studies have shown that collaborative efforts can produce new and original ideas not possible in a uni-disciplinary setting1. The potential to develop intriguing design solutions while requiring students to work in multi-disciplinary teams is one of the primary goals for an ongoing design studio course at the California Polytechnic ...


Synergistic Green Networks To Transform Lonsdale Suburbia, Archana Sharma May 2012

Synergistic Green Networks To Transform Lonsdale Suburbia, Archana Sharma

Archana Sharma

No abstract provided.


A Sustainable Design For The American Commercial Strip Mall, L. Carl Fiocchi, Jr. Mar 2012

A Sustainable Design For The American Commercial Strip Mall, L. Carl Fiocchi, Jr.

L. Carl Fiocchi

The purpose of this project is to present an alternative in form, materials, and energy performance to the existing building type that has been the staple used in construction of American Commercial Strip Malls since the latter part of the nineteenth century. The project progresses through two phases. The initial phase is the designing of an energy efficient structure that is the basic unit in a system of modularity. This structure permits joining itself together with similar units to form an assortment of assemblies with different possible geometries that are in turn able to respond to various site geometries and ...


Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives, Mark Dekay Jan 2011

Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives, Mark Dekay

Mark DeKay

This book offers practical and theoretical tools for more effective sustainable design solutions and for communicating sustainable design ideas to today's diverse stakeholders.It uses integral theory to make sense of the many competing ideas in this area and offers a powerful conceptual framework for sustainable designers through the four main perspectives of: behaviours; systems; experiences; cultures.It also uses human developmental theory to reframe sustainable design across four levels of complexity present in society: the Traditional, Modern, Postmodern, and Integral waves. Profuse with illustrations and examples, the book offers many conceptual tools including:twelve principles of integral sustainable ...


Ghost Houses And Trojan Horses, Ted Shelton, Tricia Stuth Aug 2010

Ghost Houses And Trojan Horses, Ted Shelton, Tricia Stuth

Ted Shelton, FAIA

The Ghost Houses project was not supposed to be possible—five units of housing and a studio in three structures on a one-quarter acre infill lot with an historic zoning overlay. Yet, by using the history of the site as a wedge, we were able to overcome ossified regulations to create a progressive project consistent with our interest in dense, walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods and architecture that is simultaneously responsive to both its locus and global environmental concerns.

Through an improvised series of requests, meetings, and public hearings, the Ghost Houses became a project that explored the nature of zoning codes ...


Creating 21st Century Libraries, Elise Valoe, Tod Stevens, Lynell De Wind Jun 2010

Creating 21st Century Libraries, Elise Valoe, Tod Stevens, Lynell De Wind

Lynell J. De Wind

Steelcase Corporation, SHW Group and GVSU presented "Creating 21st Century Libraries" at Neocon in Chciago, IL. Steelcase’s most recent research on education libraries was presented. Participants found out about the key business drivers impacting how libraries are designed and what activities must be supported in the 21st century. They learned to develop and use a human-centered design method to develop solutions and aid the shift from information-centered libraries to social centered ones Presenters: Elise Valoe, senior human-centered design researcher for Steelcase Inc., Grand Rapids, MI; Tod Stevens, AIA, LEED AP, principal designer for SHW Group, Berkeley, MI; Lynell De ...


Environmental Design And Emerging Technologies: Today And The Near Future, Joseph S. Clark, Lindsay Tan Mar 2010

Environmental Design And Emerging Technologies: Today And The Near Future, Joseph S. Clark, Lindsay Tan

Joseph S Clark

Technological advances over the past 10 years have caused some significant changes to the design of the built environment. These developments, and others like them, promise to change more than just how we design; they will very likely change what we design as well. The authors will present the connection between these developments in a way that projects, realistically, how technology will affect, and are employed by, the design professions in the next five to ten years. Further, the authors will address the promises and pitfalls of embracing virtual environments as the domain of environmental design.


Sensory Gardens: Assessing Their Design And Use, Hazreena Hussein Dec 2009

Sensory Gardens: Assessing Their Design And Use, Hazreena Hussein

Hazreena Hussein

This article investigates the design and use of sensory gardens by evaluating their zones and how they are utilized. Preliminary site studies were undertaken in 14 sensory gardens around the UK, followed by more detailed data collection at two case-study sites. The aim was to discover features that enable user behaviours and use of spaces in sensory gardens. The data collection included interview, observation and behaviour mapping, which is used in conjunction with affordance theory. The findings from the data analysis also draw on Moore and Cosco’s multi-method approach.


Sensory Garden In Special Schools: The Issues, Design And Use, Hazreena Hussein Dec 2008

Sensory Garden In Special Schools: The Issues, Design And Use, Hazreena Hussein

Hazreena Hussein

This study investigates the design and use of sensory gardens in two special schools by evaluating their zones and how they are utilised, especially by children with special needs, and the staff who care for them. Preliminary site studies were undertaken in fourteen sensory gardens around the UK, followed by more detailed data collection at two case-study sites. The aim was to find out the features and issues that are common in sensory gardens. The data collection included interviews, behavioural observation, which was used in conjunction with affordance theory. Drawing on Moore and Cosco’s approach (2007), the findings from ...


Greening The White House: Executive Mansion As Symbol Of Sustainability, Ted Shelton Apr 2007

Greening The White House: Executive Mansion As Symbol Of Sustainability, Ted Shelton

Ted Shelton, FAIA

Over the last thirty years, presidents from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush have introduced an array of environmentally progressive technologies and strategies to the White House (and have, at least once, eliminated them). These modifications were made for reasons both ethical and political—motivations that shifted over time and responded to changes in American societal attitudes toward green building. These changing postures reveal how the White House is used by both to reflect public policy and to provide an example of steps that could be taken to increase the sustainability of the average home or office.

DOI: 10.1111 ...


Frugality And Robustness: Negotiating Economy And Ecology In Architecture, Ted Shelton Dec 2006

Frugality And Robustness: Negotiating Economy And Ecology In Architecture, Ted Shelton

Ted Shelton, FAIA

This paper proposes an operational framework for developing an environmentally progressive mode of design practice. This framework, based on the concepts of frugality and robustness, seeks to balance a project's first cost with the anticipated energy and material flows over its lifetime. Focusing on a conceptual rather than a computational basis for understanding issues related to green design, the framework is intended to provide an approachable “first step” for practitioners interested in developing an ethic of sustainability in their work.

Frugality is here understood as the conservation of resources by limiting or eliminating their use and robustness as the ...


Transforming Inner-City School Grounds - Lessons From Learning Landscapes, Bambi L. Yost, Lois A. Brink Jan 2004

Transforming Inner-City School Grounds - Lessons From Learning Landscapes, Bambi L. Yost, Lois A. Brink

Bambi L Yost

There ois not an abstract available for this paper but you can find it online at: http://0-www.jstor.org.library.simmons.edu/discover/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.14.1.0209?uid=3739640&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21103755920441


Inner-Urban Sustainability: A Case Study Of The South Brisbane Peninsula, Daniel O'Hare Nov 2003

Inner-Urban Sustainability: A Case Study Of The South Brisbane Peninsula, Daniel O'Hare

Daniel O'Hare

The combination of elements and conditions in inner-urban areas may be argued to constitute established patterns of urban sustainability. This paper develops the argument through a case study of the South Brisbane peninsula, one of Queensland’s oldest and densest inner-urban areas. For the purposes of the paper, urban sustainability is defined in the context of urban design and development. This definition highlights the interrelationship between urban form and structure, and the social and economic life of the city. The paper argues that South Brisbane demonstrates significant characteristics of ‘triple bottom line’ environmental, social and economic sustainability in a subtropical ...


Aromatic Medicinal Plants: Guidance For The Visually Impaired, Hazreena Hussein, Sreetheran Maruthaveeran Dec 2000

Aromatic Medicinal Plants: Guidance For The Visually Impaired, Hazreena Hussein, Sreetheran Maruthaveeran

Hazreena Hussein

Green spaces such as public parks and intimate gardens have been associated for more than a century with pleasures, providing a green oasis in the city. Making green spaces accessible to as many people as possible is now mainstream thinking in design and management. Efforts are now often channeled more into providing green spaces, which are accessible to everyone who wishes to use them. The basic idea of green spaces must be accessible, user friendly, safe, offer both comfort and maximum enjoyment. This research is dedicated specially for the visually impaired people. The purpose of this paper is to investigate ...