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  • O'Koren, Jason F (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Urban Infrastructure: bridges, expressways, and on and off ramps often create barriers and uninhabitable spaces within the urban context. This phenomenon is evident in northern Manhattan where the Trans-Manhattan Expressway ...
  • Weathers, Thomas A. (Thomas Anthony) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Current and future generations of architects must learn to operate effectively in an era of unprecedented resource constraints if they want to achieve their design intentions. This thesis addresses the architect's role in ...
  • Haggins-Dunn, Sharon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
    The initial exploration of environmental art involved a study of light and color, which led to an examination of environmental performance and scenic projection techniques. Eventually, the thesis research resulted in the ...
  • Brown, Eric Stewart (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
  • Ruttenberg, Alan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • Krantz, Eric P. (Eric Paul) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Boehm, William Hollister (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
    This thesis presents an exploration on the theme of order and chaos, as a formal and social phenomenon, particularly as it relates to housing. The work stems from an attraction to the messy vitality we find in certain ...
  • Duarte, José Pinto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
    This thesis introduces elements of a methodology to achieve order and diversity in the systematic design of street facades within a modular system for housing. In its context both order and diversity refer to the spatial ...
  • Bhalla, Arunjot Singh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
    This study proposes a method for the design of a contemporary urban park on the eastern edge of the Old City in Cairo. Precedents in park design are briefly explored with a focus on the relation of the park to the city. ...
  • Renner, Casey A. (Casey Adam) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    An analysis of the figure-ground relationships of central Minneapolis, Calgary, or Montreal must inevitably include the emergence of and pervasiveness of interior pedestrian walkways - no longer can the street/building ...
  • Hyder, Zulfiquar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
    Looking at the city of Dhaka, anyone in the first instance may feel he is perceiving a chaotic construct. But amazingly this city lives and sustains millions of people living in it. Chaos may be perceived in the very form ...
  • Kim, Young-Ju, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The need for "flexibility" of architecture has been increasing as recent social demands are rapidly changing. However, many buildings designed in the name of flexibility are blocky, boring, and actually quite inflexible ...
  • Mazumdar, Sanjoy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
  • Spinello, Michael, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) of streams and adjacent junk spaces and serves to link areas of the city that are currently accessible only by automobile. The second involves the engagement of this new infrastructure through the addition of dense, ...
  • Türker, Deniz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis offers an account of the professional life and aesthetic pursuits of a remarkable figure of the nineteenth century: Khalil Bey, an Ottoman diplomat and art collector whose career took him from one cosmopolitan ...
  • Messina, John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977)
  • Moon, Iris (Iris Jee) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This dissertation explores the collaborative work in interior decoration undertaken by the French architects Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (1762- 1853), in order to argue that their shared ...
  • Johnson, Paul-Alan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979)
  • Trimble, Matthew Alexander (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    There is no such thing as an unadorned building. While the the role and relevance of ornament in architecture has been criticized for centuries, its position has been, for the most part, supported as essential to architecture. ...
  • Callahan, Anne (Anne Alexandra) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    "Introduction," pgs. 15-20, see Leo Steinberg, "Other Criteria," in Other Criteria: Confrontations with Twentieth-Century Art (London: Oxford University Press, 1972), 55-91 and Nelson Goodman, "When Is Art?" in The Arts ...
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