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Infinite projections for atopic landscapes
Atopia: without landscape, place. Methods are explored for both recording and activating atopia: by introducing the subject, rather than the object; and through projections, both literal and figurative, in order to create ...
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 ...
Architectural discourse and practice at the end of the twenthieth century (Gilles Delueze)
A flaw in the use of difference in the semiotic basis of deconstruction is exposed. The finer grained, flexible notion of difference described by Gilles Delueze is inserted in its place. Freed from illustrating difference ...
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 ...
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 ...
The site for this thesis is the peripheral zone of Dublin, Ireland. The project is driven by a hidden energy and the always present dream of escaping. It became an attempt to understand a city that presently remains invisible.
In place of an indigenous culture, Houston has gathered an industry devoted to deploying generic, understandable, manmade environments in places they otherwise might not seem to belong. This project is a website that ...
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 ...