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Title: A new regional architecture
Authors: Wyman, John E.
subject: Architecture.
Description: “In the 1700’s new settlements blossomed all along the migratory trails with dwellings built according to climate, skills, available materials and most importantly, house building skills acquired from the original culture region. In the 1950’s, the Neocolonial, vernacular style gained attention through plans published in home magazines and were copied in all parts of the country.”1 Not only have contemporary suburban developments destroyed a sense of place within regions, communities and homes, they have also greatly increased in cost. Designing for climate has been replaced by an increased dependence on climate control systems, which results in increased utility bills. Cul-de-sacs have replaced green spaces and the garage has detracted from the social importance of the porch and front door and created an isolated space for residents without a sense of belonging.A new regional architecture is an exploration of community development and residence design. It will attempt to define a small community which is more responsive to its residents by using characteristics found in many small Midwestern towns. It will also focus on a prototype residence which uses materials and our temperate climate to reduce the construction and life-cycle costs of contemporary dwellings. The design decisions are based on a combination of modern building methods with forms and concepts of vernacular architecture. Although many forms of vernacular architecture exist in the Midwest, I focused on the I-house. I was intrigued by its simplicity. The square room with a fireplace is the building block for which the rest of the structure is based. The usonian house, by Frank Lloyd Wright, is another design I explored. This concept placed an emphasis on affordability. Like the I-house, the Usonian house took advantage of the climate and used a simple additive block form for the plan.The intent of this thesis is not to recreate the past. It is however, an attempt to learn from the past and create the sense of place which is missing in today’s world.1 Lester Walker American Shelter, The Overlook Press, 1981.
College of Architecture and Planning
Thesis (B. Arch.)
URI: http://dlib.scu.ac.ir/handle/Hannan/709710
http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182073
More Information: LD2489.Z52 1996 .E54
http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1259461
Appears in Collections:Ball State Theses and Dissertations

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Title: A new regional architecture
Authors: Wyman, John E.
subject: Architecture.
Description: “In the 1700’s new settlements blossomed all along the migratory trails with dwellings built according to climate, skills, available materials and most importantly, house building skills acquired from the original culture region. In the 1950’s, the Neocolonial, vernacular style gained attention through plans published in home magazines and were copied in all parts of the country.”1 Not only have contemporary suburban developments destroyed a sense of place within regions, communities and homes, they have also greatly increased in cost. Designing for climate has been replaced by an increased dependence on climate control systems, which results in increased utility bills. Cul-de-sacs have replaced green spaces and the garage has detracted from the social importance of the porch and front door and created an isolated space for residents without a sense of belonging.A new regional architecture is an exploration of community development and residence design. It will attempt to define a small community which is more responsive to its residents by using characteristics found in many small Midwestern towns. It will also focus on a prototype residence which uses materials and our temperate climate to reduce the construction and life-cycle costs of contemporary dwellings. The design decisions are based on a combination of modern building methods with forms and concepts of vernacular architecture. Although many forms of vernacular architecture exist in the Midwest, I focused on the I-house. I was intrigued by its simplicity. The square room with a fireplace is the building block for which the rest of the structure is based. The usonian house, by Frank Lloyd Wright, is another design I explored. This concept placed an emphasis on affordability. Like the I-house, the Usonian house took advantage of the climate and used a simple additive block form for the plan.The intent of this thesis is not to recreate the past. It is however, an attempt to learn from the past and create the sense of place which is missing in today’s world.1 Lester Walker American Shelter, The Overlook Press, 1981.
College of Architecture and Planning
Thesis (B. Arch.)
URI: http://dlib.scu.ac.ir/handle/Hannan/709710
http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182073
More Information: LD2489.Z52 1996 .E54
http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1259461
Appears in Collections:Ball State Theses and Dissertations

Files in This Item:
Click on the URI links for accessing contents.
Title: A new regional architecture
Authors: Wyman, John E.
subject: Architecture.
Description: “In the 1700’s new settlements blossomed all along the migratory trails with dwellings built according to climate, skills, available materials and most importantly, house building skills acquired from the original culture region. In the 1950’s, the Neocolonial, vernacular style gained attention through plans published in home magazines and were copied in all parts of the country.”1 Not only have contemporary suburban developments destroyed a sense of place within regions, communities and homes, they have also greatly increased in cost. Designing for climate has been replaced by an increased dependence on climate control systems, which results in increased utility bills. Cul-de-sacs have replaced green spaces and the garage has detracted from the social importance of the porch and front door and created an isolated space for residents without a sense of belonging.A new regional architecture is an exploration of community development and residence design. It will attempt to define a small community which is more responsive to its residents by using characteristics found in many small Midwestern towns. It will also focus on a prototype residence which uses materials and our temperate climate to reduce the construction and life-cycle costs of contemporary dwellings. The design decisions are based on a combination of modern building methods with forms and concepts of vernacular architecture. Although many forms of vernacular architecture exist in the Midwest, I focused on the I-house. I was intrigued by its simplicity. The square room with a fireplace is the building block for which the rest of the structure is based. The usonian house, by Frank Lloyd Wright, is another design I explored. This concept placed an emphasis on affordability. Like the I-house, the Usonian house took advantage of the climate and used a simple additive block form for the plan.The intent of this thesis is not to recreate the past. It is however, an attempt to learn from the past and create the sense of place which is missing in today’s world.1 Lester Walker American Shelter, The Overlook Press, 1981.
College of Architecture and Planning
Thesis (B. Arch.)
URI: http://dlib.scu.ac.ir/handle/Hannan/709710
http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182073
More Information: LD2489.Z52 1996 .E54
http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1259461
Appears in Collections:Ball State Theses and Dissertations

Files in This Item:
Click on the URI links for accessing contents.