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  • Barreda, Angela E. (Angela Elisabeth) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
    The city provides work as well as housing to a great number of individuals, couples and families who are dependent on the urban environment for employment or education. Unfortunately urban living in today's cities has ...
  • Eigen, Edward (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    This dissertation introduces a group of mutable institutions of research which emerged along the coast of France in the nineteenth century. The setting of these stations gave rise to a manner of occupation, both in the ...
  • Moore, Nikki (Nikki Michelle) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Introduction: Between the work and friendships of Jacques Martin, Michel Foucault and Louis Althusser there are moments, images and texts which tempt us to say, ah... 'that's he,' and furthermore, 'that is his work.' Yet, ...
  • Celani, Maria Gabriela Caffarena (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis aims at changing students' attitude towards the use ofcomputer-aided design (CAD) in architecture. It starts from the premise that CAD is used mostly for analysis and representation, and not as a real design ...
  • Meguro, Wendy (Wendy Kei) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Our growing understanding of technology and environment has expanded the complexities of producing large naturally ventilated buildings. While it may be argued that designing for natural ventilation is a straightforward, ...
  • Weber, Peter Dominic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
    An architectural Detail is a small piece of the whole, yet it has the power to characterize and define the entire building. Details tell us what a building is; they are fundamental to the life and personality of a space. ...
  • Van Praagh, Alexander C. (Alexander Constantine) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
    Waterfront cities have historically evolved through conditions generated by reciprocity between water and landscape. Just as water gives form to the natural landscape, it provokes form in the built environment. Today the ...
  • Bull, Steven Keith (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
    Threshold: The thesis explores descriptions of threshold. Threshold is not an ordinary space. It relates to the here and the there and the understanding of distance. It is the phenomena of distance, no matter how close ...
  • Moon, Hoon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
    The thesis began with the understanding of urban, cultural, and social conditions of Seoul. The choice of the existing bridge as the point of departure has meaning in two layers. layer one: the need for more space in the ...
  • Seitz, John M. (John Martin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
    This thesis demonstrates the necessity of looking at cities as a component part of "nature." It seeks a common denominator for sustainable design in three simplified principles and outlines a method for evaluating the built ...
  • Kerr, Colin T (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    The thesis project is sited on an existing BP oil refinery site in Whiting, Indiana, just across the state border from Chicago. The project aims to operate within the context of the ongoing debate between the private ...
  • Banerjea, Sreoshy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In India, rivers hold profound meaning formed by sacred rituals, and traditions. Today, urban waterfront degradation has led to a focus on the greater good implemented through modern objectives of development, leading to ...
  • Quadri, Mahjabeen, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Pakistan's greatest resource is its children, but only a small percentage of them make it through primary school. Pakistan needs to improve its literacy rate if it hopes to transition from a developing to a developed ...
  • Salvador, Leonard Leo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955)
  • Caine, Ian (Ian Scott Roberts) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    On May 9, 1950, a fledgling businessman named Sam Walton bought a main street storefront in Bentonville, Arkansas and opened a discount variety store called Walton's 5 & 10. Business was good. By 2011, Walton's 5 & 10 had ...
  • Benson, Robert Anthony (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
    Can the individual be implicated in the mega-scale environment by mediating the barriers and marginal zones of the urban landscape? This investigation engages the megalopolis and its full grotesqueness in terms of scale ...
  • Yang, Lin, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Climate Change is one defining issue of our time. With the increasingly sophisticated uses of energy, we have to face the problem as energy shortage and global warming. Since almost one-fourth of US energy is consumed by ...
  • Hirschman, Sarah (Sarah Margaret) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    More than 300 million biospecimens - blood samples, saliva swabs, excised tumors - are housed in different collections all over the country right now. Meanwhile, biometric data is constantly being compiled by sophisticated ...
  • O'Connell, Matthew J. (Mathew Jere) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
    This thesis explores a holistic design process through which architectural elements can engage the dynamic forces of natural phenomena and integrate the spatial and temporal experience of building form with its physical ...
  • Zolotovsky, Katia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This work presents experimentation with design and fabrication methods, using biological systems either indirectly (as a source of inspiration and information for design) or directly (as a material production for fabrication). ...
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