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dc.contributor.advisorAndrew Scott.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJin, You, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialn-us-maen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-01T18:23:17Z
dc.date.available2016-07-01T18:23:17Z
dc.date.copyright2016en_US
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/103429
dc.descriptionThesis: M. Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, 2016.en_US
dc.descriptionThis electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 94-95).en_US
dc.description.abstractAll around the world, old harbor areas stood empty once the city maritime functions began to wane in the early twentieth-century. Due to the excellent views, the location on the water, and the proximity to the city center, these areas have been rapidly redeveloped to facilitate urban expansion in the last three decades. The overlap of industrial decline and new revitalization has prompted new issues. Living in the city and urban demographics are changing. On the macro-level, because of the emptiness of the newly developed site, the density is not comparable and is difficult to evaluate in its integrated context. On the micro-level, an urban apartment is highly efficient means to provide living containers for urban dwellers; however, it sacrifices high living quality to enjoy sunlight, fresh air, the view, and private garden to every housing unit. A single family house symbolizes a success of personal life; however, it compromises urban public space and usually is exclusive to social activities in a shared economic era. This thesis project addresses the issue of livability as part of the harbor revitalization in a transitional site of a rapid redevelopment district, empty industrial zones, and suburban residential areas. I aim to create a three-dimensional, micro-urban living system in which residential, commercial, recreational, educational functions are merged together.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby You Jin.en_US
dc.format.extent96 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.titleSouth Boston ex-urban : a new living paradigm for harbor revitalizationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM. Arch.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc952332157en_US


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