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Granular urbanism : adaptive strategies for obsolete downtown neighborhoods
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
Tackling the problem of obsolescence in North American cities, this thesis interrogates the question of how we should plan for the regeneration of aging office buildings. I argue that current whole-building, coarse-grained ...
Introverted architecture and the human dimension : the conflict of placemaking in the disconnected urban fabric of Doha, Qatar
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
Doha, the capital city of Qatar, has become a metropolis of disconnected inward-facing mega-projects with no regard to the remaining fabric of the city. This can be owed to the relatively short urbanization period that the ...