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    • O! Canada? : a pavilion for the 2010 World Exposition in Shanghai 

      Kempster, Coryn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      While ninety percent of new buildings in Canada are built with light wood framing, the conventions of this construction method are seldom challenged, the economic systems behind their materials scarcely exposed, and the ...
    • The object as a vessel for vitality : a design methodology 

      Schwarz, Allan David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
      "To Build, form blocks, like a ladder into the sky, into the Earth,to bind the elements, Water and Fire". Like Wittgenstein's this is an attempt to define a personal methodology, which when documented and left behind might ...
    • Observations and design of public place and paths in a New England town 

      Compton, Ann, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
      This is a plan - a hypothesis in which some ideas are developed for the building of a path and parks. Through the use of imagery texture, and materials a sense of the possible is evoked. This is also an exploration of ...
    • Observing the observers : a new experimental paradigm for the study of seeing and drawing 

      Ozgirin, Ege (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      One way to study how people design is to understand how others observe them designing. I take a step towards this understanding by examining how people segment visual design events temporally, in other words, how they ...
    • Obstacles and opportunities in the establishment ofa secondary market for real estate limited partnerships 

      Bergson, Robert Harris (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
    • Occasions for design 

      Ennis, Rosalia Elisa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976)
    • The odyssey of intuition : a non-reductive interpretation of technology through a case study of bridges 

      Boylan, Barbara Jeanne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
      Between the idea and the reality lies the realm of the "creative act." The theme of this thesis deals with the realm in between abstraction and conception, knowing and doing, art and science, theory and practice. By using ...
    • Of airports and architecture : exercises in public form 

      Fouad, Daniel James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Airports as an architectural and urban typology typically lack physical and spatial integration with their urban context. Contrary to the city, airports have evolved into semi-autonomous spaces and products of political ...
    • Off peak cooling using an ice storage system 

      Quinlan, Edward Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
      The electric utilities in the United States have entered a period of slow growth due to a combination of increased capital costs and a staggering rise in the costs for fuel. In addition to this, the rise in peak power ...
    • Off the page : object-oriented representations 

      Kilkelly, Michael James, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
      The intention of this thesis is to investigate methods in which deficiencies in construction documents can be addressed through the application of digital technology. These deficiencies take two forms. The first form relates ...
    • Off-peak cooling using phase change material 

      Benton, Charles Crisp (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979)
      The electric utilities in the United States are faced with continued rapid growth in electrical demand. The traditional response to growth in demand has been the expansion of generating capacity. However, economic, ...
    • The office : an analysis of the evolution of a workplace 

      Gatter, Linda Stewart (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
      Much of the historical discussion concerning the office building has operated at the level of image . In this reading architects, faced with specific program requirements and technical possibilities, adopt a language for ...
    • Office development linkage in San Francisco : exacting the social costs of growth 

      Starkie, Edward H. (Edward Howard) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
    • Office leases & landlord investment in energy efficiency 

      Meyer, Brian S. (Brian Stewart) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      What is the relationship between the structure of leases in the Boston office rental market and how much landlords invest in energy efficient building systems for their existing buildings? I am drawn to this question because ...
    • Old canal new water architecture : rethinking water heritage tourism in rural environment 

      Qian, Jie, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      In the context of growing cultural tourism, water heritage becomes a unique topic for its inherently multi-scale cultural, social and environmental aspects; and its potential to become a "living heritage" by incorporating ...
    • Old markets, new ideas : revitalization for Aminabad, Lucknow 

      Prakash-Dutta, Mamta, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
      Several cities in Asia are facing the same dilemma faced by Europe in the early twentieth century and the United States in the fifties. This dilemma is how to improve the 'blighted ' old city that got left behind with its ...
    • On building inroads : an inhabitable bridge on the Charles 

      Solnick, David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
    • On formal principles for form-making : notes and sketches on making associative built-form 

      Lin, Chuenfung (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
      Form-making is the purposeful arrangement of forms for a specific objective. This includes selecting forms and establishing spatial relations among these forms. Since form making is not a random act, ~here are rules that ...
    • On making sense : some recent investigations in time, metaphor, and ecology 

      Badger, Gina Elizabeth Eleanor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      A two-part text in which the author ultimately proposes the metaphorical artistic methodology of making sense, and articulates its role in radical ecological projects. The author discusses the body of work produced for her ...
    • On method and madness 

      Nepomechie, Marilys R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
      Through the design of an architecture school for Harvard University on the site presently occupied by Gund Hall, this thesis seeks to address the issue of defining architecture as an expressive endeavor--as a way of naming ...