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  • A perceptual device: Locus Moment 

    Hartmann, Gunnar (2001)
    As one travels about the Houston landscape, one is often bewildered by the rampant growth of spaces and their casual uses. Houston's growth over 100 years has produced a suburban metropolis that searches for its identity ...
  • Agencies of reassurance 

    Carney, Jason Michael (2004)
    With the onset of nomadic threats and non-state terror networks in the twenty-first century, ideas of centrality and monumentality in American metropolitan architecture must be re-examined. The attacks of September 11th ...
  • Big, bigger, vacant 

    Jander, Jan Marlon (2004)
    This thesis searches to understand the impact of the big box through a reading of vacant ones. "No trespassing" and "no parking" signs surrounding parking lots of abandoned stores begin to tell the story of the big box. ...
  • Capturing the city/spatializing the captured: An animated documentary of Hong Kong 

    Cheung, Yim-Fun Lucia (1999)
    The incredible density and the ever-moving round-the clock public transport constitute the vibrant character of Hong Kong. In this totally consumptive city where the turnover rate is unbelievably fast, people have no time ...
  • Communities of Place: Making Regions in the Victorian Novel 

    Miner, Heather (2013-09-16)
    Mid-way through George Eliot’s Middlemarch, the heroine of the novel develops a plan to move from her country estate in England’s Midlands to the northern industrial county of Yorkshire, where she intends to found a model ...
  • Constructing French Alsace: A state, region, and nation in Europe, 1918--1925 

    Story, William Shane (2001)
    The French government portrayed its 1918 annexation of Alsace as a liberation of the region from German tyranny and the fulfillment of France's national destiny. In subsequent purges, French officials deported Germans from ...
  • DE-VOID: Tracing shadows in the American desert 

    Schanbacher, Michael (2007)
    In 1945 President Truman carved out 860,000 acres of the Nevada desert to create the Nevada Test Site, our continental nuclear proving ground. Since that time the DOE performed a total of 928 nuclear tests. Littered across ...
  • Engaging the freeway as urban space: Finding legibility and order in the high speed landscape 

    Gamard, Paul Hampton (1993)
    The vast and speed-swept space of the urban freeway challenges the capacity of the city to serve as a vessel for collective and individual identity. Humanist space, which once gave definition and meaning to the place of ...
  • Flood estimation in a highly urbanized watershed using advanced radar (NEXRAD) 

    Gladwell, Dawn C. (1998)
    Advanced radar (NEXRAD) was used for collection of rainfall data over Brays Bayou in Houston, TX for the storms in October 1994 and January 1998. The radar rainfall data was calibrated to the rain gauge system within the ...
  • Houston inside, slowly 

    Moreau, Lee (2000)
    When Houston looks at itself, it is usually through a windshield. As Reyner Banham realized in Los Angeles, one must learn to drive in order to experience the city at the rate and scale in which it is continuously designed. ...
  • Hyper-Geographic Office: How the clouds activate public space 

    Shepherdson, Brian Daniel (2009)
    The new workplace is not bound by geography, it is geography. In any place, there are overlapping geographic fields of varying intensity---design for the new office should consist of the agitation and deformation of these ...
  • Immanent sites: Imminent architecture 

    Rosen, Micah Samuel (1993)
    The site is a generative force in architectural design. Information known about a site (the immanent) affects the (imminent) design of architectural artifact and space upon or within the site. This thesis departs from ...
  • Incorporaiding city: Drawing the Belgrade protest, 1996/1997 

    Miljacki, Ana Stevan (1999)
    There are two distinctly different ages in Eastern Europe; their distinctions manifest simultaneously in attitudes toward the body, toward communication, toward taking action. My thesis is a beginning of a genealogy of the ...
  • Making waste public 

    Gambetta, Curt (2009)
    This thesis questions the boundaries that define waste as a public or private dilemma, investigating these boundaries as productive sites for the imagination of social life. Learning from methods of processing, conveyance ...
  • Many many many many parking spaces 

    Albers, Andrew Shannon (1999)
    "Houston is the first major city without streets"$\sp1$ It is a city of parking space, and mostly surface parking at that. Economic incentives and automobility dictate the ground rules by which the contemporary city is ...
  • On the social reception of material form and space, or, the SUV in the melee 

    Fitzsimons, Juan Kent (2000)
    This thesis explores social representations in architecture that have been objectified by various discourses on space and human activity. Using the sport-utility vehicle (SUV) as a multifaceted object in which these ...
  • Phenomenological process in mapping the city: Projective and representational alternatives 

    Chen, Peter C. (1995)
    In the process of delineating an ideological territory for lived experience and rational structure, the very nature of experience sometimes eludes our sensibilities. Event and memory are constantly being redefined, ...
  • Renewable housing-VN: Bamboo potentials 

    Tang, Florence (2009)
    Life at water's edge is idyllic when nature is calm. But how can shelter, a basic human need, adapt and respond in situations of natural disaster and post-disaster? The state of how we live with water---with various phases ...
  • Strip culture: Emergent identities in the suburban landscape 

    Ma, Quyen To (2009)
    The history of the ethnic enclave as urban phenomena exhibits innovative use of existing space and infrastructure. Adaptability becomes second nature for survival. In the suburban neighborhood of Alief, a large ethnic ...
  • The continuous enclave: Strategies in bypass urbanism 

    Ramos, Viktor (2009)
    This thesis takes a formal approach to understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by studying mechanisms of control within the West Bank. It is only through the overlapping of two separate political geographies that ...
  • The edge of city 

    Li, Hu (1998)
    In architecture, a theoretical concept can be either applied to a project or derived from it. In my case, I choose to use the video-construction as the concept, which will be applied to an architectural proposition. Such ...
  • The fluid lattice 

    Cheng, Jill Nai-Chien (2001)
    Without well-defined public spaces, coherent city planning, the cities in the East appear more chaotic. However, in the middle of this dense fabric, people have transformed the void spaces, such as streets and sidewalks, ...
  • The road less traveled: Proposed additions to the Natchez Trace Parkway 

    Craig, William Carl (1998)
    One of the most visionary landscape projects ever realized, the Natchez Trace Parkway, a 449-mile linear unit of the National Park Service, roughly follows and memorializes the old Natchez Trace, an historic Indian trail ...
  • The wage gradient and the interaction between employment and residential decentralization in urban areas 

    Ghosh, Debashis (1995)
    Mathematical models of urban spatial structure in cities with decentralized employment involve the interaction between a minimum of three markets: land, labor and capital. I study the interaction between the land and the ...
  • Words of enticement: The effort to attract immigrants to Texas, 1865-1914 

    Rozek, Barbara Jane (1995)
    Texans, native and adopted, have continually broadcast the advantages of moving to their state. Over the years they believed an investment of time and energy meant they could influence this flow of migration. A prodigious ...