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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 ...
Conjuncture in urban design and architecture
A critical issue of contemporary urban design is that of the transformation of ringroad and highway development on the periphery of urban centers into elements of urban connection. There is a search for a generative syntax ...
Empty and sacred architecture : a small parochial school for Houston, Texas
A public landscape for Galveston, Texas
A lack of non-commodified public space in Galveston was revealed through a series of analysis. The current state of a town that is undergoing a transformation from an agro-industrial economy to a tourist based economy is ...
Beyond Doomsday: Designing a post-natural preserve
Over the course of the last few centuries human use and settlement has restricted many natural ecosystems to isolated clusters. Our Third nature---the biota and natural environments that accompany modern human uses---has ...
The American Catholic Church in the contemporary urban realm (Vatican II)
The role of the Catholic Church as an institution in the city is one which has not been successfully exploited in this country. The transformation of the church after the Second Vatican Council relied on a direct relationship ...
Havana (after)life: Touring the entropics
While Havana's status as the 'Pearl of the Caribbean' dissipated in 1959, Cuba and its capital survived the subsequent 30 years as a relatively prosperous Caribbean nation under communist control. Soviet communism's ...
Seeing open space: An examination of a spatial antibody
The spatial detritus lying at the dissolving urban edges of the American West are the ultimate free spaces. These stretches of temporarily forgotten lands are where people go to do things disallowed in civil space---let ...