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Urban reality; informing the project: An Environmental Center in the Houston Ship Channel
In the introduction to his research on "The Contemporary City" Rem Koolhaas observes, "the unavoidable fragmentation of the existing city, has led to a displacement of the centre of gravity of urban dynamics from the city ...
Strip City' is both an actual site and a set of visual circumstances found in the modern, automobile dependent city. Physically, strip cities occur along the highways, where audience and advertising merge into a complex ...
Monumentality and the struggle for collective expression in the twentieth century (Virginia)
Since institutions have existed they have yearned to express themselves. Throughout history collective bodies have sought for architecture to help define their mission and participate in the life of their institutions. ...
protoHouse: Searching for new form
The end of the twentieth century is marked with the debut of the information age and the beginning of a global society. The dynamic properties of urban landscapes throughout the world are escalating to new levels in direct ...
A dynamic figure ground
The question this thesis explores is what could the relationship be between subject, the participant, and object, architectural form, other than fixed. This question arises from a consideration of the relative value of the ...
High and low: Contemporary architecture and popular culture (Elvis Presley, Tennessee)
In America, the debate between high modern art and certain aspects of popular culture (most often referred to as kitsch) has been raging since the 1960's. Now, in the 80's and 90's, the dialogue has been extended to include ...
Capturing the city/spatializing the captured: An animated documentary of Hong Kong
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 ...
Materializing the invisible: A return to form-making
In an era of information technology and dematerialization, our sense for materiality is significantly jeopardized. It is particularly disturbing when placed within the context of architecture--a mode of form-making typically ...