• Adaptive Reuse: A Proper Way for Chinese Architectural Preservation

      Lin, Xiaojun; Green, Ellery; Green, Ellery; Matter, Fred S.; Yoklic, Martin (The University of Arizona., 1995)
      For many developing countries, a major problem is the challenge of preserving cultural integrity in the face of modernization. On the one hand, these countries have a common goal to develop their national economy and improve standards of living for their people. On the other hand, they need to protect the integrity of the indigenous culture during the process of development which itself often brings in external influences and new lifestyles. Modernization and development require technologies, resources and materials which come from trade and an open economical policy strongly influenced by western culture. Modern western civilization strongly influences the societies, economics and social relations in many developing countries, and can cause major changes in the way of life. As a developing country, China is facing that great challenge today: Is it possible to pursue modernization and at the same time maintain the integrity of culture? This challenge confronts not only scholars and policy makers, but developers, architects and the residents of the communities themselves.
    • Analysis of Energy Conservation within the Tucson Unified School District

      Kirby, G. Siobhan (The University of Arizona., 2002)
    • Architectural drawings: surrogates for proposed environments

      Hopper, Albert Nelson (The University of Arizona., 1978)

      MCCARTHY, MARK JAMES (The University of Arizona., 1994)
    • The architecture of assisted living for the elderly: Achieving the meanings of home

      Marsden, John Patrick, 1966- (The University of Arizona., 1993)
      This thesis explores the sociocultural meanings of home in congregate housing facilities offering assisted living services for the elderly in the United States. A review of the meanings of home in the single-family house is initially conducted to define categories of meaning with respect to the socio-historical and cultural forces which have shaped them. Previous studies are also analyzed concerning the meaning of home in elderly housing. Twenty structured interviews are then conducted with the elderly occupying apartments in three different housing facilities with varying socioeconomic composition. The purpose is to explore whether or not the same categories of meaning defined with respect to the single-family house one generally identifies with are replicated in the congregate housing facilities. Although the study is exploratory in nature without specific intentions of drawing definitive conclusions, emergent themes suggest that in congregate housing for the aged: security becomes less of an issue; function dominates social, expressive aspects; and self-preservation through objects tends to be more important than self-expression.
    • Arizona's Vernacular Dwellings

      Strittmatter, Janet Hubbard (The University of Arizona., 1998)
    • An Arts & Crafts Experiment in Sustainable Architecture: Exploring Parallels for Inspiration and Experimentation

      Kauffman, Tim (The University of Arizona., 2001)
      Assuming that there are parallels between Arts and Crafts architecture and sustainable architecture, these parallels should inspire experimentation when creating regional forms of sustainable architecture. An analysis of these parallels presents the design approaches of each type of architecture in the first two sections of this study. Arts and Crafts architecture is taken as the point of origin, and a discussion of sustainable architecture follows. The study includes a summary of the historical context which helped form both sets of ideals in architecture, as well as the important characters who practiced & shaped these ideals. Within the major categories of design approaches presented as parallels, architectural examples and historical background information highlight how these design approaches are embodied within the buildings and designs from each period.The third section studies these parallels in a regional context -the Southwestern U.S., and, in particular, Tucson, Arizona. It describes the context and a brief history of the region and the city itself. Its goal is to present a clearer understanding of the physical, cultural, and architectural forces that should shape any regional approach to sustainable arts and crafts architecture in Tucson.The final section presents the design of a residential house in Tucson as a series of 2- demensional, 8x11 illustrated pages. The process as represented herein can be thought of as the embodied energy of a search for information and inspiration. Ideally, this process of inquiry, design and construction will help to solve some of the environmental problems which face the residents of Tucson, the Southwestern U.S., the country and even the world today and into the future.It is hoped that the establishment of these parallels will highlight an historical precedent for the development of regional, sustainable, and beautiful, small scale residential architecture in the future. It is hoped that the final outcome of this research will contribute to improving the well -being of its occupants and of its site. Ideally, the design process, as documented, will also reflect the artistic ideals and beauty which both the Arts and Crafts movement and the belief in sustainable devlopment share and search for with respect to architecture.

      Takhar, Jaspreet (The University of Arizona., 1986)

      Mackey, Bill (The University of Arizona., 1994)

      CHAHIN, OSCAR (The University of Arizona., 1991)
    • A Bioclimatic Study on Housing Patterns in Bahrain

      Al-Hashimi, Khalid A. (The University of Arizona., 1996)
    • Building Reuse: Beyond Preservation, Towards Policy

      Lovato, Michael J. (The University of Arizona., 2008)
      To be truly sustainable, a society must maximize the use and reuse of its existing resources. Yet the economics of the construction industry are designed to encourage the construction of new buildings as quickly and as cheaply as possible, and the demolition of existing buildings just as quickly. In order to achieve the levels of sustainability deemed essential by many of our nation’s leaders, the vast resource that our existing building stock represents can no longer be ignored, regardless of lack of historic signifi cance, perceived aesthetics, or energy effi ciency. Th is thesis summarizes and assesses the eff ectiveness of existing policies established in the interest of preservation, sustainability, and economic development that provide a strong framework for building reuse. Th is thesis outlines a feasible building reuse policy, conceived as largely independent from, but with the potential for, far-reaching benefi ts for preservation, sustainability, and economic interests.