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  • 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). ...
  • McCormick, Elizabeth L. (Elizabeth Lister) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Removed from bioclimatic design and vernacular styles, modern buildings have become merely icons, symbolic of humankind's victory over nature - evident in the rapid escalation of global greenhouse gas emissions and fossil ...
  • Goldberg, Gale Beth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979)
  • Vairani, Franco, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Problems associated with the massive adoption of automobiles have become the center of a world-wide debate. While new technologies will eventually discover a sustainable solution to the environmental concerns (pollution, ...
  • Clement, Arthur John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973)
  • Jhatam, Mohammed Saeed (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
    This thesis is primarily based on three statements, the first a reality, the second a statement of policy and the third a declaration of intent. THE REALITY: In order to keep pace with the growth in population over the ...
  • Blee, Michael J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1959)
  • Malnarick, Aaron (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the Kansas City Jazz Museum, and the Experience Music Project in Seattle, illustrate the steady interest in memorializing music and its innovative creators. But these memorials, ...
  • Rodríguez, Gustavo A. (Gustavo Adolfo Rodríguez Martin), 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    The Image based space of vision has substituted functional space as a stage of contemporary life, the relationships between physical spaces are constantly being redefined by the change from function to image, forcing us ...
  • Huang, Emily Rai-Pi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
    Dance and architecture are two disciplines of creativity that share a special relationship. Both disciplines define and use space as the main medium for creative interpretation. Dance is movement of the human body through ...
  • Nilina, Nadya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    The key premise of the Russian revolutionary movement was the overthrow of the old government and establishment of the new political order under the one party leadership of the Bolsheviks. The political platform of the new ...
  • Katz, Sarah R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis traces the formation of the international market for Japanese bonsai during the late 19th and early 20th centuries against the emergence of the United States and Japan as industrial, imperial nations and argues ...
  • Rosenstock, H. F. Tzviyah (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
    The design of this library is based upon two architectural concepts: the concept of defensive architecture, which is the architectural response to perceived threat, and the concept of the building as metaphysical model of ...
  • Bagchee, Nandini, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    This thesis examines the conventions of two-dimensional articulation in architecture and its relationship to book illumination in early fourteenth century Iran. By examining the illuminations in a series of imperial Qurans ...
  • Boom 
    Dobson, Kelly E. (Kelly Elizabeth), 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    This thesis is about my relationship to technology through the medium of my body. By implication it is about how our culture and society view and interact with technology's various manifestations. I use my voice as the ...
  • Philippou, Melina, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    International concern over displacement has increased dramatically after the mass influx of refugees to Europe during 2015. According to UNHCR data, one in every 122 humans is now either a refugee, internally displaced, ...
  • Wei, Albert S. (Albert Shuan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    The urban fabric of communities along San Diego/Tijuana's la Línea or border wall are characterized by high degrees of spatial fragmentation: -- a condition typical of border interface areas in politically partitioned or ...
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