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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
In the fragmented, polymorphous world we presently inhabit, is synthesis applicable or even relevant? The conflict, tension, and struggle inherent in the attempts at reconciliation between architectural theory and architectural ...
This is a story of two spatial designers: The Mathematician and the Architect. In the four dimensional space of a Mathematician, most physical realities must be ignored in order for the space to remain pure. The visual, ...
Extreme architecture: building in the contemporary city
The contemporary city has evolved into an agglomeration of shopping malls, convenience stores, corporate offices, and single family houses that are linked by an intensive highway infrastructure and, as Andrew Kruse referred ...
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 ...