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dc.contributor.advisorN. John Habraken.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSaslaw, Ellenen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-01T14:49:27Z
dc.date.available2013-03-01T14:49:27Z
dc.date.copyright1987en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/77323
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1987.en_US
dc.descriptionMICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 48-49).en_US
dc.description.abstractWhat an architect does, designing, is a design act and not the making of an object, a design. A design act is an intentional act about built use. We give reasons for intentional acts and are responsible for knowing that the reasons we give for design acts are as relevant and correct as we can know them in terms of their built use. The reasons we give for design acts distinguish them from other acts, such as drawing, which is the making of objects. One of the reasons we may give for our design acts is that they are following a rule. For a design act to be following a rule, there must be a fit between the rule and what we do in practice. For a design act to be about construction, a form act, there must be a fit between the form act and what gets done in the field.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Ellen Saslaw.en_US
dc.format.extent[1], ix, 50 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.titleDesign actsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Arch.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc16358663en_US


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