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Authority and autonomy: Basic concepts in the plan of development for the Autonomous University of Guadalajara
THESIS: Authority and Autonomy: Basic concepts in the Plan of Development for the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. ARGUMENT: By tradition there is a powerful authoritative structure in the Latin American University. This authority has been appropriated and abused by the State. There have been developments in Mexico, and especially at the ...
Tropical Domestic proposes a catalog of interchangeable architectural parts that when assembled together produce a number of unit-types. Tropical climates oscillate between intense periods of high temperatures, humidity, and rain which oftentimes coincide with varying terrains and vegetation patterns. Tropical Domestic puts forth the notion that a ...
Typological transformation of Houston's Coliseum and Sam Houston Park
Buildings as cultural tools, or their creators, continue to struggle to communicate with a media-induced, decentralized society. Buildings as either representational anachronisms or self-referential processes fail to remedy the situation by alienating or insulting the viewer. An alternative is sought which would avoid the absolute reductive qualities ...
The road less traveled: Proposed additions to the Natchez Trace Parkway
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 and then colonial settlement and trading route running from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN. Intimately coupled with the varying ...
An Inquiry through the ontological state of furniture
This thesis explores what it means to address a space of lingering through a former industrial site and its surrounding neighborhood in Houston’s Greater Fifth Ward. Addressing the discomforting or unwanted lingerers as well as the innocuous and overlooked lingerers – ranging from the toxic industrial waste that persists in the groundwater to the ...
Paradise Waiting: Shaping Experiences of Wait via Piraeus Port of Athens
Design of a multimodal transportation hub that engages with the phenomenon of waiting
Room(s) for Care
Room(s) for Care explores an alternative housing model with a focus on two seemingly disparate Norwegian populations. Seniors (pensioners) and young individuals who came to Norway as unaccompanied minor refugees often face similar challenges of loneliness and isolation due to physical and cultural/social factors respectively. The project departs from ...