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Environmental complement to Rice and its School of Architecture
Since the first Architecture schools were established in the U.S. over a century ago there have been instances when the country has questioned its own methods, values and identity. The perceptions of a university and, in ...
Environmentally sensitive architecture: A process of integration
This thesis is in search of formal solutions to an environmentally sensitive architecture. Two facets of this pursuit exist: the technical endeavor and the philosophical and cultural endeavor. I believe the means already ...
Analogies between nature and architecture (Texas)
Nature is a wealthy source for referral during the creative process of architecture. It has thus been employed throughout history in different ways by different architects, each time providing new foundations for further ...
Patterns in the landscape
Architecture is a reconciliation between ourselves and the land. Our attitudes toward Nature have traditionally been either deification or desecration, finding the rawest of materials to do as one will--leading form to ...
Ecological architecture: Redefining the American organic tradition
A true ecological architecture acts comprehensively, on all scales, from urban form to building materials. While suburbia is the urban form most destructive to the natural environment as well as to diverse human culture, ...
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 ...