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Architecture - Bachelor's degree

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  1. A neighborhood branch for the New England Museum of Natural History

    Adams, Katherine B. (Katherine Brinkley)
    by Katherine B. Adams.

  2. A six story apartment house

    Polivnick, Norton
    by Norton Polivnick.

  3. The building of honor for an important scientific university

    Schmidt, Frederic Becker
    by Frederic Becker Schmidt.

  4. A library for a large university like Harvard

    Ford, George B. (George Burdett), 1879-1930
    by George B. Ford.

  5. Designing in virtual reality : tools with the human field of vision

    Chang, Joie Z. (Joie Zhi Fan)
    Virtual reality, or VR, will be the next common medium for digital visualization. The purpose of this thesis is to explore how designers will use and discover new design methods with the representation in virtual reality. How do computational design tools such as CAD and VR, which are digital representations of the physical, affect our designs of physical space? In this thesis, I explore the benefits and shortcomings of VR as a design medium. My first hypothesis claims that VR will excel in representing site context, depth, and scale, in comparison to CAD. The second hypothesis says that VR will...

  6. Designing in virtual reality : tools with the human field of vision

    Chang, Joie Z. (Joie Zhi Fan)
    Virtual reality, or VR, will be the next common medium for digital visualization. The purpose of this thesis is to explore how designers will use and discover new design methods with the representation in virtual reality. How do computational design tools such as CAD and VR, which are digital representations of the physical, affect our designs of physical space? In this thesis, I explore the benefits and shortcomings of VR as a design medium. My first hypothesis claims that VR will excel in representing site context, depth, and scale, in comparison to CAD. The second hypothesis says that VR will...

  7. A brewery and beer garden

    Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990
    by Gordon Bunshaft.

  8. A taxonomy of participatory design projects in architecture

    Bogoev, Lia
    Since its advent in the 1960s, participatory design has been an interesting and innovative technique to use in architectural projects. The nature of participatory design projects is varied and diverse. Much of the existing documentation does not provide a generalized framework under which to analyze how participatory design techniques are applied. As a result, it is difficult to understand the benefits or drawbacks to using participatory design. It can also be difficult to evaluate in which context a participatory design technique is appropriate, and how to integrate it within a project. This thesis summarizes eight case studies that use a...

  9. Dwelling : a figural exploration of domesticity

    Perone, Francesca (Francesca E.)
    This thesis seeks to re-establish the necessity for specialized, figured spaces. Through the lens of the domestic sphere, the rooms become chambers of reflection, contemplation, and intimacy. The architecture is inspired by spatial hierarchies of carving, that is to say, labyrinthine undergrounds that are highly articulated through figure, and represent a sacred procession, a ritual, a journey. Historically, this introduces the spatial organizations of the Danteum, and of Peter Eisenman's house studies. The architecture is always reflective of an enfilade of discrete elements, highly idiosyncratic and articulated to show what lies within. The architecture is localized and intimate. The spatial...

  10. A student-faculty house for the Putney School, Putney, Vermont

    Rogers, John B. (John Bateman)
    John B. Rogers.

  11. One size does not fit all : innovation in emergency housing with a focus on Nepal 2015

    Voros, Jamie L
    Abstract Every year millions of people are displaced due to natural disasters and very primitive transitional shelters, or 't-shelters', exist to provide semi-permanent housing. Many t-shelter designs do not cater to all the needs of their inhabitants and are only functional in the short term, often leaving many people relying on t-shelters for housing in an unsafe and unsanitary environment. This thesis addresses the problem of people needing housing and of unsafe transitional housing by presenting a new design process and ultimately a t-shelter design specifically for the victims of the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal in the Kathmandu area. The...

  12. To discover Hashima Island

    Lee, Dohyun, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    From 1916 to 1945, Japanese governments recruited Korean laborers from South Korea for coal mining. The laborers ranged from thirteen to nineteen years old-most of them were still middle school or high school students. Hoping to earn money as the government promised, but unaware of the hostility and danger to which they would be exposed, 600 young Korean laborers were sent to an island called Hashima Island. Hashima Island has been desolate since 1974 after its coal resources were depleted. Although the island is no longer in use, the current condition of the architecture of Hashima Island speaks the truth...

  13. Urban building energy modeling and retrofit design as a means to inform effective public policy : Boston case study

    Irani, Ali, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Residential buildings use upwards of 20% of the total energy consumed annually in the United States. This, coupled with the desire to reduce overall utility costs and improve occupant comfort on the part of residents, places cities, as the main catalyst for local energy policy, at the forefront of the drive for a more sustainable built environment. This thesis seeks to explore the potential savings associated with energy retrofits in selected neighborhoods in the city of Boston, by developing a comprehensive urban energy model and implementing two retrofit strategies. As part of the methodology, this thesis will combine GIS data...

  14. Urban building energy modeling and retrofit design as a means to inform effective public policy : Boston case study

    Irani, Ali, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Residential buildings use upwards of 20% of the total energy consumed annually in the United States. This, coupled with the desire to reduce overall utility costs and improve occupant comfort on the part of residents, places cities, as the main catalyst for local energy policy, at the forefront of the drive for a more sustainable built environment. This thesis seeks to explore the potential savings associated with energy retrofits in selected neighborhoods in the city of Boston, by developing a comprehensive urban energy model and implementing two retrofit strategies. As part of the methodology, this thesis will combine GIS data...

  15. Improving mental wellbeing on college campuses through participatory art installation

    Han, Sonya Lei
    In recent years, the mental wellbeing of the students and faculty here at MIT has generated a lot of discussion, both on campus and in the press. In response to this, a large number of student-lead and institute-lead mental health initiatives have been launched, promoting conversation and acceptance, and providing a wide range of social and medical resources. However, can we further supplement our community's mental wellbeing through altering our physical surroundings? This thesis draws on precedent research and case studies in the fields of psychology, biology, and art, and combines it with site-specific observational studies of student life on...

  16. Illuminating education : composition and use of lighting in public K-12 classrooms

    Ballina, Mariana
    Despite ample research on light's effect on the human body (and particularly its effect on student and teacher health and performance), understanding of light's role in operational energy consumption, and advancement made in architectural design to address these impacts, little is known about actual use patterns and occupant exposure to light in classroom settings. Through the measurement of lighting conditions and an examination of occupant behavior under both electric and natural lighting systems in K- 12 schools of Southern California, this research aims to bridge gaps between knowledge of light's impact on the human body and results of human exposure...

  17. Public realm usage patterns : lessons from Shenzhen's disappearing urban villages

    Hu, Phillip (Philip H.)
    Shenzhen's villages in the city or urban villages are forms of informal settlement that emerged in the midst of rapid Chinese urbanization. For a period of time, both the city and villages mutually benefited from the arrangement where rural-designated urban villages used their unrestricted developmental rights to create an alternative affordable housing option for low cost workers. Recently, as land prices have increased, city leaders and developers have begun redeveloping urban villages as a new source of land supply. Even when the original village cooperative, now corporation, is well compensated, migrant workers must continuously move further away from the city...

  18. Experiments with 3D printing technologies in masonry construction

    Blakeway, Adam M
    Modern masonry construction finds itself in a cyclical pattern of "more of the same," insisting on standardized, basic designs consisting of little more than uniform stones laid in regular courses, which do little to add to the variability of the modem world. While these forms attain a surety in structural stability, they offer little in the form of variable aesthetics. 3D-printing, consistently hailed as one of the most promising developments of the 21 " century, allowing individuals from every walk of life to create and produce in real time, has, contrarily, failed to grasp our greater aspirations in the field...

  19. Explanatory of a design for a rail road station in a small town, showing the treatment of a trussed roof, the strength of the floors, stability of an arch, etc.

    Furber, Pierce P
    by Pierce P. Furber.

  20. Design for mental health : integrating daylight and nature into campus spaces

    Ray, Tiandra (Tiandra Marie)
    The spectrum of mental and emotional health is broad, as are the causes and the variables within one's environment, relationships, and day to day activities. However, one's physical environment can significantly affect how they sleep, work, and interact with others- especially on college campuses where many do all of those things in the same spaces. In order to find applicable and specific effects of architecture on mental health, this thesis will focus on depression and anxiety. The goal is to find out if there are relatively low-cost, non-infrastructural changes that can be made to study and lounge spaces to minimize...

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