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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 ...
A sense of place architecture in the fiction of Toni Morrison
This thesis begins with a graphic exploration and analysis of Toni Morrison s fiction. It attempts to concretize the imagined spaces of the stories as well as map the unusual and idiosyncratic details of the architecture. ...
Many many many many parking spaces
"Houston is the first major city without streets"$\sp1$ It is a city of parking space, and mostly surface parking at that. Economic incentives and automobility dictate the ground rules by which the contemporary city is ...
As society evolves so should its housing. Today's family is diversified, mobile and subject to change, while the typical detached single family suburban house remains the same. Bound by economic constraints, mortgage/ ...
The architecture of Galveston's golden age: Cast iron facades in the Strand District
In the nineteenth century, Galveston was a highly successful port city; it capitalized on the production and shipping of Texas cotton. The commercial buildings erected during the heyday of its prosperity, many of which ...
An analysis of the between space in the experimental city (Texas)
Houston is the rebellious younger sibling of the traditional city, a product of the tug-of-war between the amorphous historic past and the open field of future possibilities; this dichotomy contributes to the form of the ...
The mask and the masque (Indians)
The dance is a physical embodiment of ritual. The mask is a physical vehicle for the dance, indexing the event in its absence. The structures of dance, exemplified by the mask, are a powerful means of ordering an architectural ...
The interlocutor and the metropolis
Architecture can be defined as the manifold of space, movements, and events. This project, located in the City, utilizes movement as the primary ordering device for the production of space and the encounter of events. ...
A critical analysis of the tectonic concepts in the thought and work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
This study is a critical reevaluation of the conceptual basis of Mies van der Rohe's use of tectonics. It concludes that Mies's tectonic concepts developed in four phases, and that each phase emphasized specific aspects ...