Northern Boulevard office district : urban design analysis and projections
Author(s)Rask, Walter S
Urban design analysis and projections
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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This thesis takes as its premise the proposition that the pattern of street rights-of-way (and, by implication, utility alignments), blocks and parcelization are together the strongest and most persistent determinants of urban form. Certain design objectives are postulated--among them, clearly defined street space--and three street patterns are tested with a program combining two building types (office and parking structure). One alternative is elaborated with illustrative diagrams. The hypothesis is that the street pattern will be sufficient to achieve the postulated design objectives. The thesis concludes that additional controls are required.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1985.MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH.Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-170).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology