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  • Davis, Craig, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
    On-site construction costs are very significant to project costs, as a result, the present trend is to fabricate larger components to simplify erection. This approach is however limited by the capacity of the transportation ...
  • Wenceslao, Pablo Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Sites and programs are in constant flux and are affected by environmental, social, and economic forces they encounter. This thesis explores the ways kinetic architecture mediates between the site and programs in flux. ...
  • Jeffery, Helen B. (Helen Barbara) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
    If all architectural form could be simplistically grouped into only two categories, these might be "object" and "partial enclosure," where objects are in dialogue with the space around them while partial enclosures articulate ...
  • Yeh, Bryant P., 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
    The existence and survival of an organism in any given environment is the ability to adapt and change to that environment. Living entities are far more adaptable to a changing environment than anything produced by human ...
  • Jarmul, Seymour (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1948)
  • Mennel, Kimberly I. (Kimberly Irene) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis aims to bring the handicraft of knitting into the realm of architecture as a low-tech means of fabrication in a world of high-tech design. This thesis attempts to break knitting down into its most essential ...
  • Singla, Chandan Dev (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Knowledge-based industries tend to cluster. The nature of activities illustrate the importance of networks and virtual and proximity aspects of clustering. Review of existing literature brings out the advantages of clustering ...
  • Knerr, Donald Edward (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
    This thesis is an effort to begin to understand some of the problems and possibilities of architectural production in an age of advanced information technologies. The driving concern behind this work is the increasing ...
  • Song, Kanda (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This Thesis is comprised of two interrelated parts: the first part attempts to incorporate Design and Methodology into the framework of Knowledge Organization, tries to refine/ redefine the workflow, and establishes a ...
  • Keel, Paul E. (Paul Erich) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) outlined. 2. Demonstration that computer systems can use the discovered relations among data items to help users search for relevant information, prioritize the data exchange between collaborating users, and visualize ...
  • Xu, Xiaoran, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In the urban labyrinth of Fes el-Bali, artisans toil away passionately in their courtyard houses that, with the increasing density of the medina over the past century, have come to dominate the surrounding architectural ...
  • Vitols, Austris Janis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965)
  • 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 ...
  • Garvey, Gregory Patrick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
    Composition, in time and space is discussed as a general problem in graphics, music, film/video, landscape architecture and architecture. This discussion serves to introduce the primary sources which motivate the design ...
  • Zarina-Haner, Astra (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955)
  • Hong, Yeon Wha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The global city is the privileged site of "repositioning ... citizenship in practice," where traditional notions of identity and citizenship are being radically reconstructed. This thesis examines contemporary Los Angeles ...
  • Asdourian, Avedis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
    The objective of this study is to provide a general understanding for guiding urban development in secondary cities in Lebanon. An existing site in the Byblos Metropolitan Area is utilized as a reference to this study. The ...
  • Michailidis, Melanie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation investigates the sudden proliferation of mausolea in Iran and Central Asia in the tenth and eleventh centuries and how their patrons, who were secular rulers of Iranian descent, drew on the pre-Islamic ...
  • Allora, Jennifer, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    How does land differentiate itself from other land by the way that it is marked? What implicit power relations are evidenced in these land marking processes? Whose interests are served in the designation of certain places ...
  • Henrich, Denise K. (Denise Kay) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
    This thesis is an exploration of the collective, that of farm form. The form of a collective organization is of a multiplicity of relationships, rich in information and understandable. It is an interactive coming together ...
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