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    • Atmospheric interventions 

      Yang, Rena, M. Arch Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Humans have been sheltering themselves from the harsh elements of their surroundings to maintain comfort since the discovery of the hearth. With the rise of the Industrial Revolution came innovations that made mitigating ...
    • Atmospheric prototypes : rethinking spirituality in the American mosque 

      Qureshi, Ali (Ali Khalid) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      The thesis addresses architecture's role in defining spirituality in an American Islamic context. The problem stems from *retrofit' mosques, or mosques which are adapted from previous structures not built as mosques. The ...
    • Atrium House solar revitalization 

      Malamuceanu, Dan Roland (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
      The idea behind the Atrium House Solar Revitalization project, may be briefly presented as: energy conserving, low rise, high density, related- to- the-sky residences. The proposed system consists of a reticulate grid - ...
    • Attitudes towards the urban past 

      Lakhia, Kayed I. (Kayed Ishak) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
      The city and its artifacts are among the most prominent witnesses to the material and spiritual condition of a culture. Far from remaining static, they are continually changing to adapt to the changing nature of individual ...
    • Attribute process methodology : feasibility assessment of Digital Fabrication Production Systems for planar part assemblies using network analysis and System Dynamics 

      Papanikolaou, Dimitrios, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      A Digital Fabrication Production System (DFPS) is a concept describing a set of processes, tools, and resources that will be able to custom produce an artifact according to a design, fast, cheap, and easy, independently ...
    • Audio time compansion for studio and performance synchronization 

      LoCascio, Marc Bayard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
    • The audio-graphical interface to a personal integrated telecommunications system 

      Arons, Barry Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
      The telephone is proposed as an environment for exploring conversational computer systems. A personal communications system is developed which supports multi-modal access to multi-media mail. It is a testbed for developing ...
    • Audio-visual frameworks for design process representation 

      Soares, Gonçalo Ducla, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      The design process is based on a recursive and iterative feedback between a designer's ideas and their physical representation. In most practices, this feedback takes place upon one single medium, which endows the designer ...
    • Augmentation as art intervention : the new means of art intervention through mixed reality 

      Ye, Runzhou,S.M.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      This thesis explores an emerging art form--mixed reality art the new opportunities, changes, and challenges it brings to art intervention. Currently mixed reality art is in its early stage of development, and there is ...
    • Augmented materials : towards reconnecting bits of mind and atoms of hand 

      Tahouni, Yasaman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Multi-sensory interaction with material is the source of embodied design knowledge in the process of creative design. Through bodily engagement with material in the process of making, the integration of thinking and doing ...
    • The authoring of optical videodiscs with digital data 

      Yelick, Steven (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
      The optical videodisc is a publishing medium that permanently stores large amounts of visual and aural data. The technology needed to support videodiscs is understood and available. Digital augmentation of the optical ...
    • "Auto"-mobile Beijing : a bicycle network for a renewed "bicycle kingdom" 

      Liau, August (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      This thesis intends to be a catalyst for a renewed bicycle culture in Beijing, the capital of the former "Bicycle Kingdom". Beijing, only 15 years ago had more bicycles than any other city in the world, has in recent years ...
    • Autobiographical constructions 

      Codella, Peter M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
      This thesis is an organization of my thoughts on autobiography as it concerns my own life and my work as an artist. It incorporates the study I have made of traditional elements of autobiography. It includes a discussion ...
    • Automated construction technologies : analyses and future development strategies 

      Hoang, Han (Han Mai) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Substandard productivity and the lack of skilled workers in the construction industry have led major corporations all over the world aiming to produce various types of automated construction technologies. During the process, ...
    • Automated motion planning for robotic assembly of discrete architectural structures 

      Huang, Yijiang, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Architectural robotics has proven a promising technique for assembling non-standard configurations of building components at the scale of the built environment, complementing the earlier revolution in generative digital ...
    • Automatic calibration of an urban microclimate model under uncertainty 

      Mao, Jiachen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Simulation models play an important role in the design, analysis, and optimization of modern energy and environmental systems at building or urban scale. However, due to the extreme complexity of built environments and the ...
    • Automating the design of packaging families using PackIT, the packager's inferencing tool 

      Amari, Thomas R. (Thomas Ronald) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
    • The automaton theater 

      Xagoraris, Zafirios (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
      Hero of Alexandria was a Greek geometrician, engineer, and inventor who lived in Alexandria probably during the first century A.D. He wrote in Greek a number of theoretical treatises revealing a thorough knowledge of ...
    • The automobile as a factor in the design of residential areas 

      Owen, Ivan Dale (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955)
    • Automorphs 

      Nelson, David E., M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
      The purpose of this thesis is the delineation and investigation of a general pattern or mechanism which I have termed 'automorphic,' a word derived from the Latin roots, 'autos' meaning self, and 'morphe' referring to form. ...