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    • Qualitatitive description : light in the urban environment 

      Stuebing, Susan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
      The quality of our built environment is difficult to describe and to regulate; using light as an example, this thesis develops a descriptive framework using elementary, dynamic and connective forms. The combination of these ...
    • The qualitative effects of land use management : a case study of change in Yarmouth. 

      Gibbons, Susan Fenella (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976)
    • The quality of change : growth of a whitewater resort in North Carolina 

      Larson, Christopher Cole (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
      This thesis is a study of change and constancy -- planning for incremental growth in a manner that will give emphasis to the whole and not the increments. The Nantahala Outdoor Center is a center for white water activities ...
    • Queering community : collective housing in Los Angeles 

      Sassaman, Julianna D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      What is queer architecture? What are the spatial implications of this identity, community, and history? And how can queerness in architecture generate new modes of living? Queer spaces are often marginal spaces: overlooked, ...
    • A question of substance 

      Gitlin, Jane M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
      During the week of January 27th to February 2nd, 1986 a design symposium was held in the Department of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This symposium, entitled "An Architecture of Substance" was ...
    • Questioning Horatio Greenough's thought on architecture 

      Erten, Erdem, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
      Horatio Greenough (1805-1852), the Bostonian sculptor, is an important intellectual of the antebellum United States. The sculptor is renowned for his two colossal pieces that were placed on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, ...
    • QUIKPAS : a microcomputer based passive solar analytical design tool 

      St. Clair, Charles A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
      Social and economic pressures are causing architectural designers to resume their responsibility to consider the effects that design decisions will have on the thermal performance of buildings. Recent studies have shown ...
    • 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 ...