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  • Moses, David (David Patrick) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This project is a time capsule of the oil economy, created by entombing everyday objects made from and powered by petroleum into a landscape that spatially recreates the processes of drilling and fracking a contemporary ...
  • Allais, Lucia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This dissertation examines a period around World War II when the prospect of widespread destruction provoked a profound re-evaluation of Europe's landmarks, their material value, and their ethical significance. Between ...
  • Steinfeld, Kyle Ross, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Systems of architectural representation, and their implied balance of agency, are a potential site of tectonic, spatial, and programmatic reinvention. By altering only the roles of those involved in the design/construction ...
  • Lee, Sophia J. (Sophia Juhee), 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    The Laptop experience has changed the way people work and interact with learning space. The integration of technology in learning environments affects the usage of space and produces new learning patterns. However, new ...
  • Waldron, Jarlath W. (Jarlath Ward) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
    This thesis considers the making of a documentary videotape addressing the issue of Irish immigration - a phenomenon dating back hundreds of years and recounted in song, poetry and literature, but not a focus of serious ...
  • Pedret, Annie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
    This thesis addresses the published writing, lectures and interviews of Louis I. Kahn between 1931 and 1974. It attempts to map the elaboration and unfolding of meaning that occur in four of his major concepts: Form and ...
  • Gochenour, Sharon J. (Sharon Jane) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis investigates the factors that have caused changes in church sanctuary design in Harrison County, Iowa in the last century, focusing on daylight and thermal qualities. Most of the churches in the county today ...
  • Barco, Julia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
  • Silberberg, Katrin Mary (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
    This project presents an exploration of the lives of three women in the field of architecture today. Through interview, discussion, and the use of electronic, digital media a history of each individual's history unfolds. ...
  • Eskandari, Maryam, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    There is an ever-present demand for Mosques in American cities to accommodate the more than 8 percent of the American population that are Muslims; the majority of which are American-born Muslims or American converts. ...
  • Lewis, Marion L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1896)
  • Gardner, Richard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955)
  • Lewis, Philip Strickland (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
    The thesis studies the changing direction of Detroit's central downtown shopping street, Woodward Avenue. During the last two decades, Woodward Avenue has lost most of its retail market to suburban shopping centers. The ...
  • Fischler, Raphael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Lin, Jennifer Jen-Huey (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
    There is an increasing number of people who have chosen for one reason or another to work at home. The current trend toward working at home due to the advances of technology (computers, fax machines) and changing family ...
  • 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 ...
  • Palasthira, Malina, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
    The death of distance does not equal the death of cities and of urban life. Cities are transforming their roles and functions in reaction to a major technological shift --from post-industrial to informational. And contrary ...
  • Tsuneishi, Norihiko (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Murano Togo (1891-1984) was a Japanese architect who based his practice in the city of Osaka. Throughout his long career, Murano won numerous awards, most notably the Order of Culture in 1967 presented by the Royal family. ...
  • Cho, Minjung, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Communication is an integral part of today's workplace, linking people, objects, and information. Now that knowledge exchange is considered a significant work activity, new technologies have been developed to support ...
  • Hurt, Tom H. (Tom Hamilton) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
    This thesis is the design of an office building which uses the air-rights to an existing church/performance hall. In the design, I try to acknowledge and express underlying economic relationships -- in particular, the ...
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