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  1. Multiscale Thermal Design for Buildings

    Park, Daekwon
    This dissertation investigates the principles, processes, and strategies to develop multiscale material systems for buildings that interact with heat in novel ways. The overall theoretical framework consists of (1) utilizing the multiscale configuration of biological material systems as the principle for the design of building element; (2) using the shape and size of heat flow as the key parameter for the design and optimization of the building elements; and (3) applying the principles of materials and material processes for selecting and configuring the material systems. This framework is examined in Part I through literature review and case studies; and implemented...
    (application/pdf) - 08-abr-2017

  2. Measure of Abstraction: Embodied Fabrication and the Materiality of Intimacy

    Bitton, Joelle
    This thesis presents a theoretical and practical research conducted for the last 4 years on interactive fabrication. Interactive fabrication is an emerging field and takes as a starting point with the numerical control of digital fabrication machines, modulated with parameters of interactivity. 

I approach digital fabrication as an ambiguous technology in the ways it articulates the digital with the material, the shapeless with the finite, the abstract with the concrete. As the realm of digital fabrication expands into mainstream culture and maverick machines rise again, there is an opportunity to tamper with expectations of precision and proficiency. Interactivity is the modus operandi...
    (application/pdf) - 23-mar-2017

  3. Shifting Scales of Urban Transformation: The emergence of the Marmara Urban Region between 1990 and 2015

    Altinkaya Genel, Ozlem
    Provincial borders and metropolitan theories are insufficient to explain the scale and dynamics of İstanbul’s contemporary urban development. The mega projects of the Justice and Development Party (JDP) such as the İzmit Bay Bridge, the Northern Projects, the Marmaray Project and the İstanbul-Ankara High Speed Train point to a scalar shift. Triggered by mega projects, these emerging spatio-temporal relations transcend İstanbul’s administrative borders. In the light of these developments, this study will use the term “region” to explain the emerging scale in and around İstanbul; and therefore will propose a new terminology and method to represent this new scale. The...
    (application/pdf) - 12-abr-2017

  4. Spatial Distribution of Urban Territories at a Regional Scale: Modeling the Changjiang Delta’s Urban Network

    Guan, ChengHe
    The formation of ‘Urban Networks’ has become a wide-spread phenomenon around the world. In the study of metropolitan regions, there are competing or diverging views about management and control of environmental and land-use factors. Especially in China, these matters, regulatory aspects, infrastructure applications, and resource allocations, are important due to population concentrations and the overlapping of urban areas with other land resources. On the other hand, the increasing sophistication of models operating on iterative computational power and widely-available spatial information and techniques make it possible to investigate the spatial distribution of urban territories at a regional scale. This thesis applies a...
    (application/pdf) - 27-ene-2017

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