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  • Chung, Esther J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    The phenomenon of Los Angeles, an aggressive thriving metropolis sprawling across the Mojave Desert to the Pacific Coast, is inseparable from its complex history of purchasing, transporting and consuming what is arguably ...
  • Oza, Nilay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    Pandal's are large tent like structures that are recreations of popular buildings, usually temples, built in wood and cloth over a bamboo super-structure. Traditionally they are built for Durga Puja, a festival in the month ...
  • Hsu, Stephanie (Stephine I.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Harbors throughout the Hawaiian Islands serve as the dating a growing commercial cruise ship industry, foreign activity. They are also increasingly sites of controversy structures restrict local access and use of harbor ...
  • Chen, David Tzu-Wei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Kassner, Moritz Philipp; Patera, William Rhoades (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis explores the nature of a human experience in space through a primary inquiry into vision. This inquiry begins by questioning the existing methods and instruments employed to capture and represent a human ...
  • Stuebing, Susan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
    The quality of our built environment is difficult to describe and to regulate; using light as an example, this thesis develops a descriptive framework using elementary, dynamic and connective forms. The combination of these ...
  • Gibbons, Susan Fenella (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976)
  • Larson, Christopher Cole (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
    This thesis is a study of change and constancy -- planning for incremental growth in a manner that will give emphasis to the whole and not the increments. The Nantahala Outdoor Center is a center for white water activities ...
  • Feldman, U (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Sassaman, Julianna D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    What is queer architecture? What are the spatial implications of this identity, community, and history? And how can queerness in architecture generate new modes of living? Queer spaces are often marginal spaces: overlooked, ...
  • Erten, Erdem, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
    Horatio Greenough (1805-1852), the Bostonian sculptor, is an important intellectual of the antebellum United States. The sculptor is renowned for his two colossal pieces that were placed on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, ...
  • Gitlin, Jane M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
    During the week of January 27th to February 2nd, 1986 a design symposium was held in the Department of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This symposium, entitled "An Architecture of Substance" was ...
  • St. Clair, Charles A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
    Social and economic pressures are causing architectural designers to resume their responsibility to consider the effects that design decisions will have on the thermal performance of buildings. Recent studies have shown ...
  • Sayed, Hazem I (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
    This dissertation is a reassessment of Mamluk architecture and urbanism in Cairo, based on a detailed study of one of the more important elements in its urban fabric, the rab' or apartment building. This building type is ...
  • Brenner, Bernard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1958)
  • Moreno, John David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
    The validity of predictive models for the thermal conductivity of foam insulation is established based on the fundamental geometry of the closed-cell foam. The extinction coefficient is experimentally and theoretically ...
  • Dubin, Peter Arthur (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
    This thesis studies the restructuring of a vacant parochial school in East Boston, Massachusetts, to 17 residential units of varying sizes. It formulates a process for dismantling the authoritarian imagery of the existing ...
  • Marraccini, Marco (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis focuses on the systematic possibilities for the intricate architectural reuse and reconfiguration of the radial tire and the PET plastic bottle. Both waste products demonstrate significant structural and ...
  • Kantor, Kenneth L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
  • Mroszczyk, Lisa J. (Lisa Jean) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This thesis looks at the role of Spanish architect Rafael Guastavino in the design and construction of the Boston Public Library through an examination of correspondence, construction documents and meeting minutes from the ...
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