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  • Ma, Wenji, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    When standing among urban villages, residential towers and warehouses in an urbanizing city in the Pearl River delta (PRD), it is hard to imagine that just forty years ago this area was filled with streams, ponds and rice ...
  • Akbarzadeh, Masoud, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The increasing need for water due to incessant growth of population of the world makes it imperative to build water reservoirs in different location of the world. Water reservoirs most of the time are used as a mean to ...
  • Greist Schmidt, Mishayla T. (Mishayla Thais) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In The Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment, Reyner Banham discusses the architect's obsession with creating self-contained environments that are defined by the enclosure that definitively separates the inside ...
  • Clifford, Dale Timothy, 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
    This thesis is a study of the kinetics and morphology of the hyperbolic lattice. Experiments began with simple models of sticks and string and progressed to the development of a surgical retractor made from biocompatible ...
  • Lok, WaiKai Leslie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In Hangzhou, building height restriction is employed to preserve views and historical values, this renders a comparatively low density in the city center. Unable to accommodate the pressure of rapid urbanization, much of ...
  • Tsui, Jeffrey (Jeffrey Ling Siu), 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    The initial concept of the thesis beg ins with an interest in understanding the materials, manufacturing and aesthetics of modern product design and its relation ship with architecture and space . The approach to the problem ...
  • Shaw, Kelly E. (Kelly Evelyn) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    HYPERsensarium proposes a tangible interface of atmospheres for public experience through an archive of historical and projected weathers. While architecture's purpose has long been to act as the technical boundary between ...
  • Cira, Gabriel (Gabriel Blue) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Hypodensity/Hyperdensity is a reaction to the paradoxical modern urban condition of emptiness: the 'ring of drek,' left like a smear around Boston by post-industrial deflation. This area is close to both the crowded city ...
  • Friedman, Nathan C. (Nathan Carlson) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Two hundred fifty-nine obelisk monuments mark the United States-Mexico boundary line west of the Rio Grande. Constructed in three distinct phases (1848-1857, 189 1- 1896, and 1964-1968) the monuments were the product of ...
  • Abu-Hantash, Tawfiq F (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
    This essay is an application of Ibn Khaldun's theories of culture and civilization to a study of the physical formation of medieval Cairo . The study is based on the premise that the city is an historical process governed ...
  • Atuanya, Udemezue Obidigwe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1956)
  • Wilcox, Michael E. (Michael Eaves), 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    To propose a new conceptualization of "home", it is necessary to explore the mechanisms that have created this revered icon. Since the industrial revolution, the commercial packaging of the home has continually reinforced ...
  • Chen, Xun, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Lo, Melissa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis takes as its subject a remarkable anatomical atlas produced between 1831 and 1854: the Traite complet de l'anatomie de l'homme. Authored jointly by anatomist Jean-Marc Bourgery and artist Nicolas Henri Jacob, ...
  • Tsing, Jeanne C. (Jeanne Chien) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
    This thesis explores the relationship between the spectacle and the spectator. The vehicle for this investigation is a theater, in Los Angeles, for an all-women Japanese revue company. The building articulates the roles ...
  • Pincever, Natalio Carlos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • Aguierre Smith, Thomas G (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Wang, Yao, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    The rapid development of digital technology has led to the widespread of virtual or CAD based design environments. However, these tools lack a means of combing physical and digital representations in order to support the ...
  • Sung, Lillian T. (Lillian Thailian) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
    In the advent of the intelligent age, the focal point of communal activity becomes the civic forum of information exchange. The interface of art, information and communication to the civic arena anticipates a public place ...
  • Swett, Karen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
    To think about Los Angeles is like sitting in front of the television and switching the channels while keeping track of an the shows. It is a complex place: it has many divergent styles and images trying to make up a whole. ...
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