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Void Off Center
This thesis exploits the potentials of the off centered void . While geometric rigidity confines the conventional void , eccentric alignments in Void Off Center escape those defining boundaries. These eccentricities extend the influence of the void to open up new possibilities for both program and circulation. Void Off Center uses a system of axial ...
This thesis formally defines a diagrammatically transparent judicial system as a method of exploiting architecture's urban agency. Government and judicial institutions are typically architecturalized as either a semantic reading or a monolithic object. This thesis produces an architectural double agency merging the idea of a public object and public ...
Compound Field The Objectization of Vectors
This thesis explores the intermediate situation between vector field and object field. With careful study of precedents, both vector field and object field are found to have their certain limits in complex urban environment, an alternative field concept, compound field, is proposed. Compound field is constituted by compound hybridization between ...
Adaptive reuse of aircraft carriers
The modernization of the U.S. Naval fleet along with recent cuts in defense spending, have led to a number of vessels being decommissioned. This, coupled with the need for additional detention facilities, has led to the proposal contained herein, where decommissioned seafaring vessels, specifically aircraft carriers, instead of being broken up, are ...
Machinengeist: The spirit of the machine in architecture (1994). (Volumes I and II)
As technology becomes more prevalent in our society, it becomes more concealed. There is danger when we no longer have the awareness to question the presence of these instruments in our lives or our cities. We are becoming cyborgs, human-like creatures plugged into a technological superorganism. The line between human and machine is becoming blurred ...
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 attempts to link the history of Houston to recent major transformations in the American landscape: the seeming homogenization of urban, ...
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 set of visual cues and physical built responses. By combining word and image in multiple formats, Strip City can be liberated into ...
Die Schleuse zur Darstellenden kunst
This thesis focuses on the spectator's role in the performing arts and questions methods of deploying the foyer as an element of contemporary theaters. Current definition of the term foyer describes a statically defined architectural space, stiff prelude to the performance spaces itself. This practice of the foyer fails to recognize the importance ...
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.
On the school of architecture
The purpose of this project is to question the concept of formal in architecture by exploring the notion of programmatic. From the classical treatises to the Modern Movement, the fundamental tenet of architectural ideology has been expressed in architectural forms which exemplify a unitary vision of firmness, commodity, and delight. Today, the function ...