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  • Yang, Rena, M. Arch Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Humans have been sheltering themselves from the harsh elements of their surroundings to maintain comfort since the discovery of the hearth. With the rise of the Industrial Revolution came innovations that made mitigating ...
  • Banerji, Shiben (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation revises the history of internationalism through a study of the American architects Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin, who practiced in the United States, Australia, and India between 1895 and 1949. ...
  • Stevermer, Tyler Jon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    For users to become posthuman the architectural environment must become a training apparatus, a type of propaedeutic, where our built developments simultaneously develop us. This project fashions waste, ingestion, lounging, ...
  • Wastvedt, Trygve (Trygve Howard) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    There is a long tradition of architecture creating atmospheric, awe-inspiring experiences by shaping and making visible natural light. Another similarly long-established approach to daylighting optimizes lighting conditions ...
  • Miranowski, David (David Kelly) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Brooklyn's urban fabric is a redundant array of perimeter residential blocks, built out over the last 200 years as a layered accretion. Within each block is a core that is spatially unified yet distinct from the public ...
  • White, Robert O., M. Arch Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis takes aim at several agendas within architectural discourse. On one hand it is a demonstration of the architectural understanding of mask. The mask, as both an object of formal and figural qualities as well as ...
  • Lee, Suk, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis propose a flexible public space for both the MIT community and the city of Boston in response to the unknown future of the university campus, questioned by the rapid growth of online learning. Despite the various ...
  • Schmitz, Laura R. (Laura Renée) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis sets out to connect two isolated neighborhoods within the post-industrial city of Buffalo, NY. The design strategy capitalizes on existing opportunities in Silo City, a neighborhood of abandoned grain elevators ...
  • Taketani, Maya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Today we live in a new geological era, the Anthropocene, where human intervention has taken over the entire globe. This accelerating manipulation of the landscape means that the divide between the bucolic and the manmade ...
  • Ting, Evelyn (Evelyn Huei Chung) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Given the renewed status of the object in contemporary architectural discourse, this thesis explores the object's potential to participate in urban-scale field conditions despite its singularity and perceived autonomy from ...
  • Zhang, Jie, M. Arch Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Seeing Architecture as a political art, this thesis concerns itself with boundaries: those of regimes, of culture, of law, and of social strata. In a silent crisis where sustained inscription of physical and social boundaries ...
  • Crain, Tyler D. (Tyler Dean) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Fundamentally, this project pursues the concept of construction from destructive forces. It presents architectural opportunity at the physical scale of the mega-city and the time scale of the geological, advocating for a ...
  • Patel, Sayjel Vijay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    3D Sampling is introduced as a new spatial craft that can be applied to architectural design, akin to how sampling is applied in the field of electronic music. Through the development of 3-DJ, a prototype design software, ...
  • Wei, Shiyu, M. Arch Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The town halt as a type of architecture has become so prevalent that the term has been used to describe the activities that go on inside - namely, social gatherings of the public for purposes of discussion, question, and ...
  • Kwak, Jasmine M. (Jasmine Min) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    A house once symbolized the American dream-frequently clustered in tight rows and cul-de-sacs, the single-family dwelling not only represented financial success but stability and hope for the future. However, as recent ...
  • Lee, Beomki (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Challenging an archetypal relationship between collective memory and a multitude of traditional memorials, "[ME]morial" presents a new concept in memorial architecture based on the reinterpretation of Freud's and Bergson's ...
  • Martin, Chris (Christopher Landrum) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Architectural tools are built around visualizing our environment, however it is sound that paints the most accurate picture of our experiences. A glass wall feels more constricting than a opaque sheet, because when sound ...
  • Pho, Susanna Wansan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    California City is a superlative shrinking suburb. Situated deep in the Mojave Desert, the conditions that typically spur suburban shrinkage are exaggerated here. As such, the city provides a singular opportunity to comment ...
  • Costanza, David (David Nicholas) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The inherent possibilities of composites present an exciting frontier in architecture that has remained largely untapped. In light of the current computational capacities and new digital tools in manufacturing, composites ...
  • Kauffman, Jordan Scott (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation examines a period in the late twentieth century when architectural drawings provoked a profound re-evaluation of architecture. It does so through novel research of the individuals, galleries, institutions, ...
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