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    • U.S. Bamboo house of the future : standardizing ecological living 

      Wong, Lucy Lai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      This thesis focuses on ecological living through the use of bamboo. It explores how the material can be used for methods of prefabricated housing design within the United States. It also uses a "ht of parts" and describes ...
    • U.S. opportunistic investment in European real estate 

      Murray, Beniam, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
      This thesis will look at the investment activities of US real estate opportunity funds after the collapse of the late 1980's and early 1990's and how their strategies have evolved over the last decade. It will investigate ...
    • UDesign : toward a user-centered architecture 

      Corem, Yaniv (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      As more companies encourage users to participate in the design of personalized products through online configuration tools, a new kind of user-centered business model emerges. One of the outcomes of this transformation, ...
    • UEME : the underground electronic music experience 

      Ciraulo, Christopher Samuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      The global electronic music scene has remained underground for its entire lifespan, momentarily materializing during an event, a place defined by the music performed and the people who desire the experience. As festivals ...
    • UN2 : reconfiguring the world city 

      Graham, James D., M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      The establishment of the United Nations' "permanent headquarters" in New York City was hailed as an epochal triumph: the era of post-war internationality- in terms of global politics and architectural modernism--was to be ...
    • "Unauthorised colonies" and the City of Delhi 

      Mukherjee, Snehanshu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
      This research was undertaken, to understand the phenomenon of "unauthorised colonies" in relation to the city of Delhi, to which they belong. "Unauthorised Colonies" is the label given by the Delhi Development Authority ...
    • Uncertainties of reason : pragmatist plurality in basic design education 

      Özkâr, Mine, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      (cont.) interest in variance and uncertainty. Reasoning plays into creativity in much more flexible ways than those usually attributed in technology. This dissertation argues to encourage creativity in the formative years ...
    • unCommon ground 

      Miranowski, David (David Kelly) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Brooklyn's urban fabric is a redundant array of perimeter residential blocks, built out over the last 200 years as a layered accretion. Within each block is a core that is spatially unified yet distinct from the public ...
    • Under the roof : an investigation of the interaction of rational building structure with enclosed space 

      Freeman, John Ripley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
      As an architect works, his or her design grows and shifts, contracts and metamorphoses through many different shapes and configurations. Each shape and length of span imposes an order on the structure of a building; The ...
    • Under(lining) Leh : the order of consciousness 

      Bagai, Radhika (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
      "Because it is beautiful, there must be a formal order." - Leonardo Da Vinci. The thesis is an investigation into the idea that nothing built evolves naturally, that there is an explicit or implicit structure and an order ...
    • Understanding and transforming what's there : a look at the formal rule structure of the residential facade zone in Victorian San Francisco 

      Hille, R. Thomas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
      This study is an exploration of the relationship between understanding and transforming an architectural context. The question asked is; What formal lessons can be learned from an existing context? The discussion is limited ...
    • Understanding behavior with ubiquitous computing for architectural design 

      Cheung, Kenneth Chun-Wai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      Understanding the relationship between workplace environment and behavior is an important concern for designers. We report on a pilot study where ubiquitous computing was used to examine workplace activity quality in a ...
    • The understanding of the urban pattern of the financial district with the introduction of new technological improvements in the process of conducting business 

      Sawhney, Nomita (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      This thesis poses a question for the future of financial districts. Attempting to understand the future evolution of financial districts. It begins by tracing the history of financial speculation and its expressions in ...
    • Understanding spatial structure : identification, transformation, evaluation 

      Reifenstein, Edward C. (Edward Conrad) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
      This thesis outlines a process of observation and transformation using formalized concepts about space, territory, and position as well as transfonnational rules implicit in these concepts. A set of references is analyzed ...
    • Understanding the changes and constants of the courtyard house neighborhoods in Beijing 

      Casault, André (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
      The courtyard houses in Beijing, named siheyuan, have undergone many changes during the last three decades. The siheyuan is a type of house that had slowly developed over more than two thousand years. At the beginning of ...
    • Understanding the interaction between financing and design : case studies in urban mixed-use development 

      Burke, Lisa Ludlow (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
    • Understanding the value of boutique hotels 

      Wheeler, Daniel F. (Daniel Fairchild) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      In recent decades, boutique hotels have witnessed a dramatic increase in popularity in the United States. The purpose of this paper is to provide the reader with an understanding of boutique hotel value and conditions that ...
    • Understanding the Zongo : processes of socio-spatial marginalization in Ghana 

      Williamson, Emily Anne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      The spatial processes of marginalization and ghettoization have been described, labeled, and theorized extensively in the United States and Europe, yet there has been little research dedicated to these processes in the ...
    • Understanding urban housing transformations : a case study of Bhogal, India 

      Benjamin, Solomon J., 1960- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
      This thesis attempts to describe dwelling transformations in the case of Bhogal, New Delhi. It is hoped to clarify the links between socio-economic forces and their resultant impact on physical form, through its transformation. ...
    • The underworld : sub-urban sensorium 

      Hiller, Anastasia Diane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      The underground has been typically viewed as a utilitarian space of expansion. Modernism has required an infrastructural underground, seen as a space of necessity. Historically, the underground has been a place of ceremony ...