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The Gossamer Cloak
In order to abet the integration of the disparate cultural groups of an international preparatory school into a cohesive student body, an architect must initially discover some language common to all of the students. The ...
Redefining urbanity in a city of discrete centers (Houston)
This thesis examines the viability of developing a localized area of high-intensity pedestrian activity for Houston--an exceptionally non-pedestrian, automobile-oriented city. I formulate one model of development in response ...
Towards the memory theater: The re-presentation of the city in literature and architecture
This thesis examines ways in which the re-presentation of the city in literature can serve as a model for the re-presentation of the city in architecture. The vehicle for this investigation is the memory theater, a theater ...
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 ...