This study will examine the emergence of a fragile, schizoid male subjectivity in American Gothic literature whose presence in domestic, or quasi-domestic, settings results in that setting becoming sentient, mutating, moving, expanding and contracting to torment the character until death or expulsion is forced upon him. At the core of my research will be Stephen King's The Shining, Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves and Steve Rasnic Tem's Deadfall Hotel. I will be referencing the works of Derrida, R.D. Laing, Foucault, Badiou and Bachelard to identify the reasons for the development of this narrative trope from the 1970s and its proliferation post-2000 and explore the contemporary anxieties of the American male it represents.
Sustainable Mobile Architecture for Natural Disasters with Reference to the Experience of the Bam Earthquake
This research with identification of immediate architectural needs which is based on daily basis of Bam post-earthquake scenario and the gaps in emergency sheltering, develops those gaps through designing different ranges of sustainable self-construction emergency shelters.
The Making of Manchester's Technical Colleges (1954-64)
This project is an investigation into the making of Manchester’s Technical Colleges (1954-64). How these colleges came to exist, and their importance within the canon of Britain’s post-war architecture has been little explored and is, consequently, poorly understood.
The Flow of Life: Photographing architecture as populated spaces
My research concerns the representation of the built environment. In conventional architectural photography the form of buildings is shown without reference to the function of the spaces within and between them; which was the primary purpose for their construction.
Landscapes of Identity: Visual Mapping System – Place Identity – Ethnically Diverse City
This research argues that deterministic decisions to fundamentally evolve the planning and design process to accommodate the diversity and temporality of urban occupation based solely on conventional inventory and analysis are severely lacking in representing social and emotional aspects of place and geography (Toms 2010).
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