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    • Racial integration and city planning 

      Brenner, Bernard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1958)
    • Radiative transfer and thermal performance levels in foam insulation boardstocks 

      Moreno, John David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
      The validity of predictive models for the thermal conductivity of foam insulation is established based on the fundamental geometry of the closed-cell foam. The extinction coefficient is experimentally and theoretically ...
    • Radical restructuring : the conversion of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 

      Dubin, Peter Arthur (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
      This thesis studies the restructuring of a vacant parochial school in East Boston, Massachusetts, to 17 residential units of varying sizes. It formulates a process for dismantling the authoritarian imagery of the existing ...
    • Radical reuse : from the superfluous to the exquisite 

      Marraccini, Marco (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      This thesis focuses on the systematic possibilities for the intricate architectural reuse and reconfiguration of the radial tire and the PET plastic bottle. Both waste products demonstrate significant structural and ...
    • Radio frequency performance 

      Kantor, Kenneth L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
    • Randomness as a generative principle in art and architecture 

      Verbeeck, Kenny (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      As designers have become more eloquent in the exploitation of the powerful yet generic calculating capabilities of the computer, contemporary architectural practice seems to have set its mind on creating a logic machine ...
    • Rapid prototyping in early stages of architectural design 

      Simondetti, Alvise (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
      This thesis shows how architects can use Rapid Prototyping and what the advantages and disadvantages are in different manipulations of the tool. Chapter two attempts to chart a road map of the rapid prototyping media. The ...
    • Rare earth : geomantic formulae for the production of works of art 

      Chan-Bernard, Mei-ling (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
      This thesis describes the development of my study of the influence of chinese geomancy on my art. The emphasis is on art forms created for the transportation of my mind to the audience within encompassing space and sculpted ...
    • A rationale for urban design 

      Gustafson, William Robert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967)
    • Rationalism and the organic analogy in fin-de-siècle Paris : Auguste Perret and the building at 25b rue Franklin 

      Bressani, Martin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
      The thesis studies the apartment block at 25b rue Franklin in Paris designed in 1903 by the architect Auguste Perret. It documents the building's history and discusses its design in the context of late-nineteenth-century ...
    • Rationalization of bathroom service sub-systems in high-rise public housing 

      Wang, Chi-wei, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
      Because of the increasing demand for a large quantity of public housing in Taiwan, construction productivity has become an important issue. Among those building elements, the bathroom has been accused as presenting one of ...
    • A rationalized building system for low-income housing as a response to the issues of flexibility and participation 

      Spinazzola, Aida (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
      This thesis will focus on the design of a building system intending to approach the problem of low-income housing provision in developing countries.Two concepts will be proposed as a base for the development of the building ...
    • Rationalized structural systems for diverse applications 

      Panayides, Floris (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
      Industrialized building emerged as a consequence of the need for the economical and rapid provision of healthy and safe living environments. In both Europe and developing countries, concrete panel systems were gradually ...
    • Rationalizing urban land utilization : guidelines for housing developments in greater Khartoum, Sudan 

      Hamid, Gamal Mahmoud (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
      The housing crisis in Greater Khartoum manifests itself in a very high demand for housing and a deficient supply mechanism. This unsatisfied demand is reflected in high rents and land prices, high occupancy rates, and ...
    • A re-connection : modeling built works after natural systems 

      Griffith, Laurie Anne, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
      The constructed world is full of built works that consume energy and emit unusable waste. This is fostered by the act of 'masking' the true situation and the lack of embedded feedback, associated with the destructive ...
    • Re-creating the context : the design of a community theater 

      Crosley, Mark Lauden (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
      Herein lies the design of an imaginary building in a very real neighborhood. The building is, among other things, a theater, café, childcare facility and guest house. The neighborhood is a 100 year old urban residential ...
    • Re-curating the city : accessories for a new tourism of New York 

      Nolan, Virginia, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      This thesis poses a challenge to normal modes of experiencing and representing the spaces of tourism: that is to say, it proposes new ways of touring space. Although this project was initially conceived as a critique of ...
    • Re-embedding the global soul 

      Wang, Joy (Joy Yuk-Hwa), 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
      This thesis proposes to "re-embed" the "global nomad" into the context of an increasingly globalized world at the room scale. I define re-embedding as the "plugging in" of social relationships to local contexts and their ...
    • Re-energized : a new model for suburban housing through infrastructural remediation 

      Eager, Joshua (Joshua Robert Paul) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Isolated houses within secluded subdivisions have been dominating the American landscape for decades. Commonly criticized as energy and resource wasteful, financially vulnerable, and socially unresponsive, few have provided ...
    • Re-envisioning the Indian city : informality and temporality Sabrina Kleinenhammans. 

      Kleinenhammans, Sabrina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      Although informality constitutes an omnipresent and growing phenomenon in the cities of developing countries, planners pay limited attention to this sector. Moreover, current development schemes project Western-planning ...