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    • Waterworks : an artist's inquiry into the development of spaces that promote creative interaction 

      Levi, Uriel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
      "To Function In His Fullest Scope, Man Must Restore The Unity Of His Experiences So That He Can Register Sensory, Emotional And Intellectual Dimensions Of The Present In An Indivisible Whole." [Kepes] The objective of this ...
    • The way we live now : a new apartment house for Broadway 

      Mumford, Eric Paul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
      This thesis is essentially a design for a large apartment building in New York City containing substantial public facilities, which, it is hoped, might function as a kind of neighborhood center. The design process was ...
    • Wayward as the Minnehaha with her moods of shade and sunshine 

      Morgan, Susan, 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      In a world which is increasingly occularcentric, architecture has the opportunity to reinvigorate experience with designs based on the perceptual systems of the human body. In comparison with the sense organs of other ...
    • Weathermart 

      Okamoto, Yushiro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Weathermart reinvents the supermarket by questioning the generic big-box typology, where produce is placed in the same way, in an hermetically sealed environment. Supermarkets now consume excess energy by heating and cooling ...
    • Weaving together the threads of transportation infrastructure : an intermodal transportation station for the proposed MBTA urban ring, Sullivan Square Station, Boston 

      Hekel, Frank John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
      Transportation infrastructure in all its manifestations represents a huge capital investment expended during the evolution of a city and is perhaps the most visible character defining weave of any urban fabric. This weave, ...
    • Web-based collaborative design environment 

      Ning, Hai, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
      This thesis explores the collaborative design process facing the challenge of the new era of information technology. Architecture design is often a tremendous collaboration process participated by multi-professions. ...
    • A Web-based user-oriented tool for universal kitchen design 

      Ma, Xiaoyi, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      Economic constraints to the professional design practice limit customized solutions to the very wealthy, and thus most of the kitchens in current development housing projects are still generic. With aging baby boomers and ...
    • The weight of pictorial space 

      Crane, Terrence (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
      This thesis examines the current theories and research of picture perception in relation to the development of a photographic aesthetic. It attempts to show that certain properties of the photographic image determine the ...
    • Westway 

      Strickland, Roy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
      This thesis develops the master plan, urban design guidelines, and housing models for two of the residential sections of Westway, New York City -- a 178 acre landfill project proposed for Manhattan' s Hudson River shore. ...
    • What are the business and regulatory factors for a successful Philippine REIT market? 

      Wenceslao, Delfin C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      In an attempt to determine what business and regulatory factors are required for the successful establishment of a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) structure in the Philippines, we analyzed the macro and microeconomic ...
    • What happens between the taq and the Old City of Srinagar in Kashmir? 

      Dafedar, Sharmeen Sayed(Sharmeen Sayed Jallel Ahmed) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      This thesis explores the importance of the traditional building crafts as integral and inextricable parts of traditional architecture, known as the 'taq', in the Old City of Srinagar and delves into the question, 'How does ...
    • When home is work : grounding the virtual worker in an actual world 

      Nussbaum Kress, Stephanie N. (Stephanie Nicole), 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      In our increasingly wired society, the numbers of people who work from their homes is rapidly growing. However, few have the luxury of living in a space designed for office work and as such suffer from a number of problems, ...
    • When metaphors speak : a design for a theater in Boston 

      Baker, Stephen D. (Stephen D'Aubert) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
      This thesis pursues an examination of ideas in architecture and of ways that form may express both a conceptual metaphor for a building type and heighten the experience of that type for its participants. The vehicle for ...
    • When the cows come home : post post-industrial urban agriculture 

      Cheng, Marissa A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Over the past few decades, the industrialization of food has become increasingly influenced by the consolidation of its controlling corporations. This consolidation has isolated meat processing facilities from small farmers, ...
    • When the Invisible Punishing Machine is everywhere ... : the mechanism of social control (mass incarceration, institutionalized racism, slavery and repression) in the USA shapes the individual as well as the social space 

      Negrete Alfaro, Mabel Alejandra (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Framed by the following poetic statement: "When the Invisible Punishing Machine is everywhere, creeping into my body, life and spaces, it is like living in a colossal architectural nightmare", this thesis serves first as ...
    • Where building meets sky : the dialogue between horizontal and vertical 

      Snow, Sandra Leigh Olson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
      The roof is man's basic shelter against the elements. The form of the roof itself affects the image of a building. The problem of shelter has been approached in different ways by different cultures. A wide range of forces ...
    • While (true) : computation and time : dynamics of stillness 

      Rais-Rohani, Afsheen, 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      As the use of digital technologies and computation becomes prominent in Architectural design, there arises a need to transpose the creative process into that new medium intact. The goal of this thesis is to investigate the ...
    • White-collar workplace : interior form and definition in office building design. 

      Slezak, Michael Florian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978)
    • Who is buying urban condominiums? : a tale of four cities 

      DeLaney, Robert M. (Robert Michael); Pizzuti, Linda K (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      This thesis is an analysis of the current trend in urban condominium and loft sales in the United States. It focuses specifically on the question of whom, demographically speaking, is buying the incredible influx of new ...
    • Who is financing development and how? : a survey of the 100 largest projects in the U.S. 

      Hohenthal, Heather L. (Heather Lynn), 1967- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
      In response to huge losses incurred from real estate investments, private capital withdrew from the market in the early 1990's, creating severe illiquidity. Wall Street, recognizing this lack of capital presented a potential ...