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    • Besting the tract home : a software-based bricolage approach to affordable custom housing 

      Plewe, Thomas Clayton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Tract housing has earned its position as the overwhelmingly dominant paradigm of home building and ownership in America because it's such an efficient and therefore cost-effective system. Custom-designed housing has provable ...
    • Between birds and humans : the design of the encounter 

      Bellotti, Giovanni, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Through objects like cages, places like zoos and institutions like preserves and natural parks, humans have represented and produced ideas of nature, informing the relation between our specie and others. These institutionalised ...
    • Between campus and city : the transformation of MIT's campus 

      Tian, Xin, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      The urban campus will not be an isolated enclave in the future. The quality and vitality of the campus will affect and be influenced by the character of the surrounding neighborhoods. Therefore, it is significant to enhance ...
    • Between external and internal space : an urban transition 

      Cappelletti Daniele (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      The aim of this dissertation is to explore the evolution of both architecture and urban space, in terms of mutual relationship between solids and voids, with particular attention to two transitional moments of ancient and ...
    • Between house and city 

      Kallus, Rachel Admati (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
      In an attempt to understand the relationships between a residential building type and the city, this thesis explores the quality of the urban context resulting from the assemblage of these buildings. The investigation takes ...
    • Between nature and artifice : The Landscape Architecture Research Office (1966-1979) 

      McMahon, Catherine F. (Catherine Fae) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      Cambridge in the 1960s was a locus of experimentation and research in new computing technologies -from the production of transportation models for New England to the design of war games simulating the vagaries of the terrain ...
    • Between public and private : an approach to urban living 

      Barreda, Angela E. (Angela Elisabeth) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
      The city provides work as well as housing to a great number of individuals, couples and families who are dependent on the urban environment for employment or education. Unfortunately urban living in today's cities has ...
    • Between work : Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser and Jacques Martin 

      Moore, Nikki (Nikki Michelle) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Introduction: Between the work and friendships of Jacques Martin, Michel Foucault and Louis Althusser there are moments, images and texts which tempt us to say, ah... 'that's he,' and furthermore, 'that is his work.' Yet, ...
    • Beyond blue and red arrows : optimizing natural ventilation in large buildings 

      Meguro, Wendy (Wendy Kei) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Our growing understanding of technology and environment has expanded the complexities of producing large naturally ventilated buildings. While it may be argued that designing for natural ventilation is a straightforward, ...
    • Beyond bolts : architectural details, construction, meaning 

      Weber, Peter Dominic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
      An architectural Detail is a small piece of the whole, yet it has the power to characterize and define the entire building. Details tell us what a building is; they are fundamental to the life and personality of a space. ...
    • Beyond boundaries : building public access to an urban waterfront 

      Van Praagh, Alexander C. (Alexander Constantine) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
      Waterfront cities have historically evolved through conditions generated by reciprocity between water and landscape. Just as water gives form to the natural landscape, it provokes form in the built environment. Today the ...
    • Beyond Kennicott : perceptions of threshold, conceptions of distance 

      Bull, Steven Keith (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
      Threshold: The thesis explores descriptions of threshold. Threshold is not an ordinary space. It relates to the here and the there and the understanding of distance. It is the phenomena of distance, no matter how close ...
    • Beyond opposites : an urban initiative in Seoul 

      Moon, Hoon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
      The thesis began with the understanding of urban, cultural, and social conditions of Seoul. The choice of the existing bridge as the point of departure has meaning in two layers. layer one: the need for more space in the ...
    • Beyond pastoralism : through community gardens to a model of sustainable design and a metaphor of integration 

      Seitz, John M. (John Martin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
      This thesis demonstrates the necessity of looking at cities as a component part of "nature." It seeks a common denominator for sustainable design in three simplified principles and outlines a method for evaluating the built ...
    • Beyond program : designing future industries for the public realm 

      Kerr, Colin T (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      The thesis project is sited on an existing BP oil refinery site in Whiting, Indiana, just across the state border from Chicago. The project aims to operate within the context of the ongoing debate between the private ...
    • Beyond Shock City : towards a new cultural model of riverfront development 

      Banerjea, Sreoshy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      In India, rivers hold profound meaning formed by sacred rituals, and traditions. Today, urban waterfront degradation has led to a focus on the greater good implemented through modern objectives of development, leading to ...
    • Beyond the kitchen : strategies for overcoming L.A.'s 194X-196X sitcom-suburban domesticity 

      Siampakoulis, Angelos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Beyond the Kitchen aims to propose an alternative view of thinking suburbia by suggesting the cultural and spatial consideration of its domesticity. Therefore, the thesis initiates by hypothesizing upon suburbia's contemporary ...
    • Beyond the traditional : a new paradigm for Pakistani schools 

      Quadri, Mahjabeen, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      Pakistan's greatest resource is its children, but only a small percentage of them make it through primary school. Pakistan needs to improve its literacy rate if it hopes to transition from a developing to a developed ...
    • The Big Box Bill of Rights 

      Caine, Ian (Ian Scott Roberts) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      On May 9, 1950, a fledgling businessman named Sam Walton bought a main street storefront in Bentonville, Arkansas and opened a discount variety store called Walton's 5 & 10. Business was good. By 2011, Walton's 5 & 10 had ...
    • Bill -n- (kris'tl) at OSB, Chicago 

      Benson, Robert Anthony (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
      Can the individual be implicated in the mega-scale environment by mediating the barriers and marginal zones of the urban landscape? This investigation engages the megalopolis and its full grotesqueness in terms of scale ...