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  • Slattery, Maureen L. (Maureen Louise) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
    The city is to be considered a site of power. Privileged, gendered, uneven, the city exercises authority and control over its inhabitants. What masks as public, in truth, is private. Its space and structures are fixed by ...
  • Widder, James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
    This thesis is concerned with the introduction of quality daylight to buildings by means of translucency in the horizontal planes or floors within the building. Since people began to build, the concept of translucency in ...
  • Castro, Fernando D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
    This thesis explores the processes of building evolution and the methods in which old buildings are recycled for continued use. Reuse is the process in which a building's life is extended through a preservation or alteration ...
  • Parker, Leonard S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1950)
  • Tchelistcheff, Andre Victor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
    This thesis is divided into three distinct yet related parts. The first consists of observations and reflections on some of New York City's many war memorials, ranging from one commemorating the Revolutionary War to one ...
  • Kousoulas, George (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
    This thesis is an exploration of the city form of Washington. D.C. through four independent essays. Each essay examines a different aspect of the city: its monumentality as determined by its relationship with the nation ...
  • Dieudonne, Rudy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    For many decades, various non-governmental agencies, and political entities have been working to resolve issues relating to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene within developing countries around the world. One area within the ...
  • Nguyen, Elizabeth M. (Elizabeth Margaret) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Landfills are consolidating into fewer, taller, and more massive singular objects in the exurban landscape.This thesis looks at one instance in Virginia, the first regional landfill in the state to accept trash from New ...
  • Elliott, Edward Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Nagura, Hideji (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
    This thesis consists of four parts. Part one is a written dialogue in which I respond to the words and the thoughts of the photographer, Diane Arbus. Through responding to Arbus' thoughts, I had hoped to make clear my own ...
  • Wirth, Timo Matti (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis investigates possible conversions of an increasingly unviable type of irrigated agricultural landscape, seen under the influences of three simultaneous processes: urban growth, change of cropping practice and ...
  • Baker, Sara Kontoff (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
  • Sangthong, Pholkrit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The devastating struck of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in late summer of 2005 was deadly and immense. The storm destroyed over 170 drinking water facilities and 47 wastewater treatments around the city, and resulted ...
  • Hungle, Laurene Anne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
    In nature, water appears as a drop, a trickle, a spring, a stream, a waterfall, a pool, a lake, a river or the sea. These myriad forms offer exciting visual and physical contrast within the natural landscape and evoke ...
  • Alamuddin, Hana S. (Hana Slieman) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
    This thesis examines waterfront developments in the Middle East . It concentrates on the Golden Horn project in Istanbul as it raises a number of issues that are central to any such development in that region. In order for ...
  • Giuliano, Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978)
  • Atwood, Alex (Wayne Alex) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Due to budget issues, the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal has been left exposed to the arid desert environment since its construction in the 1970s. As a result, 5% of the amount of water diverted from the Colorado River ...
  • Wong, Angela Siu-Kan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
    Leisure. n. : Freedom from time-consuming duties, responsibilities, or activities. Regeneration. n. : 1. The act or process of regenerating or the state of being regenerated. 2. Spiritual or moral revival or rebirth. This ...
  • Belanger, Philip Owens (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
  • Mansfield, Timothy Denton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
    This thesis focuses on the design of a public theatre for the entire city of Boston, a "city stage." The intention is to explore through design the boundaries of an architectural setting for large scale performance art; ...
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