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    • Learning from teaching : a case study of a fourth year studio on urban design. 

      Wallace, Edward Blume (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978)
    • Learning from the Vineyard : building environments expressive of place. 

      Howard, Cynthia Orrell (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977)
    • Learning to collaborate : lessons from the design studio 

      Crudden, Jane M. (Jane Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
      This thesis examines the dynamics of collaboration within the architectural design studio by focusing on the basic elements of group interaction (Commitment, Conflict, Communication, the Collaborative Process and the Role ...
    • Learning to collaborate : robots building together 

      Hajash, Kathleen Sofia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Since robots were first invented, robotic assembly has been an important area of research in both academic institutions and industry settings. The standard industry approach to robotic assembly lines utilizes fixed robotic ...
    • Learning topology : engaging the development of spatial cognition though adpositional play 

      Cordero Maisonet, Sixto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      This thesis establishes a qualitative analysis of current playground design and challenges the minimal role that playgrounds play in education, spatial cognition, and the development of a child's understanding of space. ...
    • Lessons for Chinese mega-mall development : a case study of the South China Mall 

      Ai, Lu, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      China is embracing mega-mall development: Seven out of the ten largest shopping malls in the world will have been located in China by the year 2010. All the completed mega-malls are now suffering from high vacancy rates ...
    • Lessons from the underground : the pedagogic possibility of urban infrastructure 

      Kramer, Zachariah, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      There is no end of superlatives regarding Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel project [CA/T] , also known as "The Big Dig". Each day, as the budget grows and the construction progresses, another benchmark is passed. It has been ...
    • Lessons in sustainable design : case study of a school in Chicago 

      Hootman, Heather (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
      This thesis develops an approach to environmentally sustainable design through the hypothetical redesign of the South Loop School in Chicago. Sustainable architecture seeks to reinforce ecological relationships to the ...
    • Let's meet at the Civic Center! 

      Wei, Shiyu, M. Arch Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      The town halt as a type of architecture has become so prevalent that the term has been used to describe the activities that go on inside - namely, social gatherings of the public for purposes of discussion, question, and ...
    • Levels of dependence : a drug rehabilitation facility for mothers and their children 

      Frankel, Ronald Evan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
      Contemporary society is faced with an increasing problem of substance abuse and addiction. The public consequences of this private problem are experienced in the increasing costs in the healthcare, penal and welfare systems ...
    • A lexicon for Camera Obscura 

      Rosinsky, Robert David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
      The camera obscura has allowed artists, scientists, and philosophers to view the world as a flat image. Two - dimensional renditions of visual reality seem to be more manageable and easier to grasp than reality itself. A ...
    • Liberate the body of architecture 

      Chung, Myung Duk (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Architecture is not a machine. It is part of the body; it contains life. This project is to invent a new system of architecture which grants people the freedom of space, structure, and material. Inspired by the Statue of ...
    • A library for the town of Milford : an addition to and redefinition of three buildings in an urban context 

      Dundes, Kate (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
      Throughout the course of my architectural education, I have become increasingly committed to the idea of reinforcing the existing fabric of our towns and cities, and intrigued with the need to sometimes redefine the existing ...
    • Library of wonder : the story of me, books, and libraries 

      Liu, Chang, M. Arch Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      In 2008, we tore all our books from the past three years into pieces. It was a celebration of graduating from high school and longing for a new life. Yes, we hated books. We were forced to stay in the classroom 10 hours ...
    • Life behind ruins : constructing documenta 

      Villeré, Mariel A. (Mariel Anaïse Kathryn) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      A transnational index of contemporary art, documenta in its current form is known in the art world for its scale, site-specificity and rotating Artistic Directors, each with their own theme and agenda. On a unique schedule, ...
    • Life cycle of a common weed : reciprocity, anxiety and the aesthetics of noncatharsis 

      Berrigan, Caitlin (Caitlin Elizabeth) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      This document is a condensation of research into an artistic practice of transation and dialogue. Through the staging of an artwork, I offer encounters with fractured biopolitics and forms of social engagement. Written in ...
    • Life in the woods : production and consumption of the urban forest 

      Volicer, Nadine (Nadine M.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      The use of wood is fraught with paradox. Wood as a building material is embraced for its naturalness, while the cutting of trees is indicted as a destruction of nature. Wood is lauded for its structural properties and ...
    • Life under the desert sun : dust storms, steam baths and outhouses for the unencumbered desert dweller 

      Gálvez, Elizabeth, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Yesterday's desert is today your new home, is tomorrow's strip mall. The West remains the American 'way out' a chance to reinvent oneself, 'to make it'. Yet, the desert landscape is fraught with the politics of displacement, ...
    • Light and culture--a market place in the Old City of San Juan, Puerto Rico 

      Cabré, Alberto J. (Alberto Javier) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
      Issues: Regional architecture vs. globalization.
    • Light and form : perception in the built environment 

      Carlberg, Dennis Brian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
      The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how light and form affect the experience of place--that is, influence human response--and to understand some principles of manipulating light and form to achieve these responses. ...