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  • Lee, Juney, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Skyscraper is a by-product of 19th century American industrialism. spirit, and disaster. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was a catastrophe that necessitated dense and rapid reconstruction, both of which the high-rise provided. ...
  • Gephart, Emily Willard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The paintings of U. S. artist Arthur B. Davies (1863-1928) spoke to his viewers in terms of the emergent discipline of psychology, creating visualizations of dreaming. This dissertation examines his work and its reception ...
  • Feng, Feifei, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The thesis examines the social-political issues resulting from the immense expansion of mundane housing developments in China under a totalitarian state. Initially influenced by the Soviet Union in the 1950s, the four to ...
  • Bos > AIR 
    Lee, Kevin Young (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The advent of air travel has produced a building typology completely new to the 20th century. The outdated planning of regions for airports render most existing airports as isolated, autonomous instances in the urban ...
  • Ong, Richard (Richard Liou-Yuan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    How many of us actually know what we are eating? Our relationship with food is one of consumption. We see food, we eat food. Our current food life cycle model delivers meals directly to our plates with little or no oversight. ...
  • Silvester, Karina Lia Penedo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Apartheid cut and divided South African society on the basis of race and ethnicity, segmenting the nation spatially, politically, and economically. Subsequently, this thesis project questions how contemporary architecture ...
  • Dieudonne, Rudy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    For many decades, various non-governmental agencies, and political entities have been working to resolve issues relating to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene within developing countries around the world. One area within the ...
  • WorkHotel 
    Dixon, Alexander M. (Alexander Mackenzie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The office has for decades been touted as a model of flexibility, the super-generic shell facilitating the ultra-customized fit out. However, as technology fuels a de-territorialization of the workplace and employees are ...
  • Huang, Li, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis investigates the nature of burial place as a daily public space to mourn people's loss and celebrate their life in the ordinary cities. It seeks a new architectural typology of cemetery to rebuild a relationship ...
  • Lee, Chia Chieh (Chia Chieh Jessica) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    There is a total of more than 9700 convenient stores in Taiwan. In Taipei, the capital of the country, there is 1 convenient store in every 400 meters, which is equivalent to one convenient store in every 5 minutes. This ...
  • Lee, Jaeyual (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Protestants today seem to approach public worship with one or the other of two quite different attitudes. Many Protestants understand worship as primarily a matter of feelings; others see worship as basically work done in ...
  • Maher, John, III (John Edward) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Permanence is intended as a provocation to question the current relationship of time and architecture. Architecture has always had a relationship with time, but historically this relationship has been troubled. In 2013 we ...
  • Rahimi, Kamyar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The Green Line or hydro corridors of Toronto are sprawling lengths of continuous, mostly vacant land used for the primary purpose of transmitting electricity. They are unusual terrain, physically sparse but culturally ...
  • Rossman, Breanna Faye (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis investigates how decentralization of development occurs through merging small-scale technology hubs into the rural West African fabric by integrating with the secondary school system. This model redefines the ...
  • Altman, Kyle (Kyle Lane) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Hypoxia: a phenomenon that occurs in aquatic environments as dissolved oxygen is reduced in concentration to a point where it becomes detrimental to organisms living in the system. Since the mid 20th century, oceanographers ...
  • Choi, Joshua (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis presents a system that uses games. It allows people to participate in the process of designing an architectural space. The site for the design project of this experimental methodology is a courtyard on MIT ...
  • Covarrubias, Daniela (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Textiles have always played a critical role in the spaces we inhabit. Although textiles are often in opposition to what we consider to be architecture. Architecture is permanent, grounded, fixed; textiles are temporary, ...
  • Barker, Kyle (Kyle Lawrence) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Since 1950 the average US home has grown from 1100 square feet to over 2600 square feet. During this same period the average family size shrunk by a person, meaning that per capita residential square footage has more than ...
  • Farley, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis proposes to redesign the industrial pharmaceutical laboratory typology by rethinking the composition of the laboratory module; the smallest functional sub-unit of the laboratory type. The design for this thesis ...
  • Amaya, Jorge Moe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Operating somewhere between the earnest public servant and the activist architect: the subversive project configures specifications as informatively objective. Architecture and technology bound to a physical wall where ...
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