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    • A kinematic interpretation of the construction process 

      Davis, Craig, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
      On-site construction costs are very significant to project costs, as a result, the present trend is to fabricate larger components to simplify erection. This approach is however limited by the capacity of the transportation ...
    • Kinetic index : an exploration of site and program in flux 

      Wenceslao, Pablo Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Sites and programs are in constant flux and are affected by environmental, social, and economic forces they encounter. This thesis explores the ways kinetic architecture mediates between the site and programs in flux. ...
    • The kinetic paradox of objects : a working theory for designing architectural fabric 

      Jeffery, Helen B. (Helen Barbara) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
      If all architectural form could be simplistically grouped into only two categories, these might be "object" and "partial enclosure," where objects are in dialogue with the space around them while partial enclosures articulate ...
    • Kinetic wall : an exploration into dynamic structure 

      Yeh, Bryant P., 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
      The existence and survival of an organism in any given environment is the ability to adapt and change to that environment. Living entities are far more adaptable to a changing environment than anything produced by human ...
    • Kipple kaboodle : reincarnating California city 

      Pho, Susanna Wansan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      California City is a superlative shrinking suburb. Situated deep in the Mojave Desert, the conditions that typically spur suburban shrinkage are exaggerated here. As such, the city provides a singular opportunity to comment ...
    • Knitting behavior : a material-centric design process 

      McKnelly, Carrie Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      This thesis explores computation as a communicative device between the physical and the digital, establishing a conversation between a material assembly and a digital model as a tool to inform the logic of the assembly's ...
    • Knowledge in form : design projections for a museum for learning and environment 

      Knerr, Donald Edward (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
      This thesis is an effort to begin to understand some of the problems and possibilities of architectural production in an age of advanced information technologies. The driving concern behind this work is the increasing ...
    • Knowledge organization : Beichuan Middle School architecture design 

      Song, Kanda (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      This Thesis is comprised of two interrelated parts: the first part attempts to incorporate Design and Methodology into the framework of Knowledge Organization, tries to refine/ redefine the workflow, and establishes a ...
    • Knowledge-based cluster development in India : opportunities and challenges 

      Singla, Chandan Dev (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Knowledge-based industries tend to cluster. The nature of activities illustrate the importance of networks and virtual and proximity aspects of clustering. Review of existing literature brings out the advantages of clustering ...
    • L.A. Micro-Publics : expanding the seams of the transportation system 

      Hong, Yeon Wha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      The global city is the privileged site of "repositioning ... citizenship in practice," where traditional notions of identity and citizenship are being radically reconstructed. This thesis examines contemporary Los Angeles ...
    • "La Revelation m'est venue de l'Orient" Henri Matisse 

      Corm, Tamara H. (Tamara Hiram), 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
      This Master's thesis will analyze Matisse's complex relation to the Orient. In 1947, Hemi Matisse was a recognized avant garde painter, after having deeply reflected on his painting he declared: "The Revelation came to me ...
    • A laboratory building for research and development. 

      Vitols, Austris Janis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965)
    • Laborlandschaft : redesigning the industrial laboratory module 

      Farley, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      This thesis proposes to redesign the industrial pharmaceutical laboratory typology by rethinking the composition of the laboratory module; the smallest functional sub-unit of the laboratory type. The design for this thesis ...
    • Labyrinthos 

      Garvey, Gregory Patrick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
      Composition, in time and space is discussed as a general problem in graphics, music, film/video, landscape architecture and architecture. This discussion serves to introduce the primary sources which motivate the design ...
    • A ladies apparel shop on Boylston Street, Boston 

      Zarina-Haner, Astra (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955)
    • Land development approaches in the context of land scarcity : case study, Byblos, Lebanon 

      Asdourian, Avedis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
      The objective of this study is to provide a general understanding for guiding urban development in secondary cities in Lebanon. An existing site in the Byblos Metropolitan Area is utilized as a reference to this study. The ...
    • The land use structure of five american cities 

      Marcou, Georges Th. (Georges Themistocles) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955)
    • Landmark : towards and alternative testing range, Vieques, Puerto Rico 

      Allora, Jennifer, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      How does land differentiate itself from other land by the way that it is marked? What implicit power relations are evidenced in these land marking processes? Whose interests are served in the designation of certain places ...
    • Landscape and form : observation and transformation of farm form 

      Henrich, Denise K. (Denise Kay) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
      This thesis is an exploration of the collective, that of farm form. The form of a collective organization is of a multiplicity of relationships, rich in information and understandable. It is an interactive coming together ...
    • Landscape and memory : transformation of an urban river's edge 

      McHugh, Eileen T. (Eileen Teresa), 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
      I grew up in Philadelphia. The waterfront and its urban character motivated my original focus combined with architectural interests in dealing with public spaces. The search began for a site which was a locus of intensity ...