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Enframements: Valuating decay in the city
Unrecognized by most Houstonians, the city is riddled with empty spaces. Abandoned sites are overlooked by denizens of a city that constantly erases its own past, reinventing itself completely anew. Ties to the past are ...
A library for the Texas Environmental Center on the campus of Rice University
Architecture plays an important role in giving form to the philosophical paradigms, social institutions and physical circumstances that define a culture in a given place and time. This thesis proposes to give form to a new ...
Revealing the intangible
The development of information technology forever alters peoples' conception of space and place. Consisting of vast, interactive computer networks and extensive satellite communications, this technology allows our minds ...
Dwelling as a cultural phenomenon
Two new courtyard housing models for single families are proposed on a site in the heart of Beijing to accommodate the increase of population density and the change of life style in the city in the recent decades while ...
Hard Core Urbanism: Urban planning at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin after the German reunification
Hard Core Urbanism is the tendency to produce corporate enclaves within the fluid city. The garrison mentality denies the complex and interwoven processes exemplified by the history of Potsdamer Platz. Breaking the ...