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  • Hamanaka, Leslie K. (Leslie Kinu) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
    Do the house forms and residential neighborhoods commonly found in the U.S. accommodate the present needs and lifestyles of the people who live in them? The single-family detached house and multi-family units like the ...
  • Desmond, Marissa Grace (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Today, we no longer realize public perception of home ownership in the United States is primarily shaped by government sponsored programs. In the 1940's, however, it was these programs that created a change in the options ...
  • Kwack, Elizabeth S. (Elizabeth Sey-Kyung) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    dance : movement :: city : life. As dance is characterized by movement, the city is characterized by life. As dance is dependent on movement, the city is dependent on life. [edit] dance : city :: movement : life Dance : ...
  • Bolaños, Michael Raul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
    Architecture as infill; or the method by which the patterns of context are synthesized in the process of intervention, stands as the base of this thesis. The work uses and defines the marketplace as a building type generated ...
  • Knott, Laura (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Li, Si, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Context plays important roles in architecture design, any feelings we implement, or any existing conditions that we try to address in a design process intents emerge. Understanding the relationships between elements in a ...
  • Daubmann, Karl (Karl Matthew), 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
    The condition of information overload has become a common problem facing contemporary designers. This has resulted in a critical need for the development of "intelligent decision support" systems. One such system would ...
  • Katcoff, Lindsay Ann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976)
  • Da Ponte, Ana Sofia Lopes (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Daydreaming Devices is a project on aspects of daydream and the design of convertible furniture within the context of art. This thesis addresses the concepts and the design of two daydreaming devices developed during my ...
  • Rice, Edward Oren (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    New methods for quantifying daylight are increasingly accessible to designers and planners. While these methods have enabled new building facades to better balance the admission of daylight with the maintenance of thermal ...
  • Rockcastle, Siobhan Francois (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Natural light is a dynamic and ephemeral tool for expressing the quality of architectural space. As a compliment to more traditional avenues of daylighting research that assess performance in terms of quantitative illuminance ...
  • Swamidasan, Chittaranjan David Leonard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
    This thesis is basically concerned with improving the environment in which office workers go about their business. In the first chapter - The office environment - the extent of the problem and the necessity for improving ...
  • Saratsis, Emmanouil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Population growth and related space constraints have led to a planning paradigm that promotes living and working in high-density urban areas. Increasing urban density, however, leads to a conflict between space-use efficiency ...
  • Amisial, Cheryl Anita (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974)
  • Altman, Kyle (Kyle Lane) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Hypoxia: a phenomenon that occurs in aquatic environments as dissolved oxygen is reduced in concentration to a point where it becomes detrimental to organisms living in the system. Since the mid 20th century, oceanographers ...
  • Asfour, Khaled S. (Khaled Sayed) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
    The thesis attempts to study the urban structure of a traditional quarter in Cairo through a sociological point of view. In order to pursue this study it is necessary to understand the relationship between the built form ...
  • Lau, Sing Yeung (Sing Yeung Sunnie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    THROUGHOUT HUMAN CIVILIZATIONS; THERE WERE MOMENTS OF COLLECTIVE ATTEMPTS TO REBUILD A UTOPIAN FUTURE TRIGGERED BY POLITICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND/ OR ECONOMIC CRISES. CRISIS SEEMS TO BE A UNIQUE MOMENT TO INITIATE/ ...
  • Sanchez, Frances A. (Frances Aracelis), 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    In recent years, the display of culture has been engulfed by consumption. Hereby lies the danger of designing a building [center] for cultural identity. There is a tendency to use building to emphasize the event and festival, ...
  • Suri, Sagarika (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Perceived as symbols of national development or degeneration, megacities continue to dominate discourse and action related to urbanization, particularly in developing countries like India. Simultaneously, a large portion ...
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