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dc.contributor.advisorEric Dluhosch.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChimits-Cazaux, Catherineen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-21T15:40:07Z
dc.date.available2012-08-21T15:40:07Z
dc.date.copyright1984en_US
dc.date.issued1984en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/72238
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1984.en_US
dc.descriptionMICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCHen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 106-109).en_US
dc.description.abstractIndustrial processes have addressed with various degrees of success the question of housing production. If assembly-line methods have proven their efficiency in the production and distribution of low-cost housing, they have been less successful in achieving product diversification, and now suffer from a negative image resulting from this weakness. On the other hand, open and closed systems, based on component kits of parts allowing various assemblies, show a greater potential for variety generation; but their implementation has to face resistances arising from the production systems themselves and from their implications in terms of product conception. Considering variety as an essential value in the richness of our environment, and regarding individual differences as a variety generator, the purpose of this work is to understand the match between people and industrial systems involved in housing production and to explore the capacity of industrial processes in satisfying individual requirements.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Catherine Chimits-Cazaux.en_US
dc.format.extent109 leavesen_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.titleVariety and industrial production : the case of housingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
dc.identifier.oclc11709507en_US


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