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    • Camp Molasses 

      Van Dreason, Eric (2021-05-20)
      The traditional idea of the “camp” dates to the mid-late 19th century, where the idyll of nature was cast as a reprieve from a changing society where urban spaces were quickly transmuted by the fits and starts of industrial ...
    • Care Agency: A 10-year choreography of architectural repair 

      EREZ, ELIF (2021-01-20)
      “El mundo que queremos es uno donde quepan muchos mundos.” / “The world we want is one where many worlds fit.” -Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional “What the world will become already exists in fragments and ...
    • Care Agency: a 10-year choreography of architectural repair 

      Deng, Cynthia (2021-01-20)
      “El mundo que queremos es uno donde quepan muchos mundos.” / “The world we want is one where many worlds fit.” -Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional “What the world will become already exists in fragments and ...
    • Charging America: car access & incentive in a decarbonized future 

      Griffeth, Carlee Renee (2021-05-19)
      Throughout the 20th century, the US invested heavily in a national highway network and sprawling communities that prioritize cars over people. Today, as we rush to find solutions to tackle the climate crisis, electric ...
    • Cheap Wonder, TYP. 

      Schubach, Julia (2021-01-20)
      The materials available on institutional building projects with limited budgets today are not the concrete of Le Corbusier, the bricks of Louis Kahn, the terracotta of Louis Sullivan, or the steel of Mies, instead they are ...
    • Citing the Native Genius 

      Cook, Taylor (2021-01-20)
      For over 120 years Americanization has tried to demean and erase Hawaiian language, culture, and architecture. In contemporary discourse, the vernacular architecture of Hawai'i is mostly referred to as ancient and vague. ...
    • City | Forest: Reordering Plant-Human Relationships Towards Healthy Cities 

      Villa, Gracie (2021-05-18)
      Based in the belief that the quality of the urban landscape directly reflects the quality of its soil, I propose to utilize processes of beneficial disturbance to reorder the vegetative and soil regimes in the city’s public ...
    • Commoning the Seed: Ritual and Preservation as Practice for the Modern Monastery 

      Han, Rebecca (2021-01-20)
      Characterized by strict organizations of time, rules, and divisions of space, the monastery has provided the ideal set of conditions for early religious practice. While monastic practice has been categorized as increasingly ...
    • Composing Soundscapes for Social Integration: Psychogeography of Bhutanese refugee elders in Worcester, Massachusetts 

      Yamashita, Ayaka (2021-05-18)
      Sound can transcend the boundaries of time and space. This thesis leverages the potential of sound to capture a sense of place and reinterpret space by transplanting it to new environments. Working with the Bhutanese ...
    • Controlling Wind Pressure Around Buildings: Using Automated Multi-Angle Ventilation Louvers for Higher Natural Ventilation Potential 

      Lim, Sunghwan (2021-05-18)
      Natural ventilation (NV) is an effective means of reducing building energy consumption and enhancing indoor air quality (IAQ) by conveying outdoor air into space. Recently, rising concern of climate change and the COVID-19 ...
    • Counterpoints to Cultural Colonialism 

      Alfred, Sheldon Miguel (2022-04-01)
      Counterpoints to Cultural Colonialism Formal notions of religion, education, and health were weapons against indigenous populations. The church, school, and hospital, as mechanisms of institutional control, place architecture ...
    • Country Parks from Hong Kong to Shanghai: Hierarchical Landscape as Economic Engines 

      Zhu, Jiazheng (2022-06-08)
      The past decade has seen a rise in the number of country parks in Mainland China, which are described as an “import” of those in Hong Kong. However, based on their different topographies (mountains vs. fields), the country ...
    • CRIPPING ARCHITECTURE 

      Yang, Shaina (2021-05-27)
      A study in critical heterogeneity. Cripping Architecture argues that what we think of as “universal design” - a least-common-denominator model - does not and cannot produce fully equitable architecture on its own. ...
    • Croche-Matic – building a robot for crocheting 3D spherical form 

      Perry, Gabriella (2022-06-08)
      Crochet is a textile craft that has existed since it evolved out of the practice of nuns-laces during the Great Irish Famine. Unlike other textile crafts such as knitting it has almost entirely avoided mechanization and ...
    • Crossing Paths: Strategies for the Gowanus Basin 

      Giraudet, Nadege (2021-06-02)
      Over the past few centuries, the Gowanus has transformed from natural to pastoral to industrial to post-industrial. Its history is tied to the development of Brooklyn. Once a tidal inlet with orchards and mills, it ...
    • Cultivating the Renewal of Armenia's Housing Supply 

      Toghramadjian, Hagop (2022-05-18)
      The Republic of Armenia’s inadequate and deteriorating housing stock is among the nation’s most pressing challenges. With resources limited, how can policymakers and private developers help overcome this crisis, expanding ...
    • DataHub: Data Centers for Cities and People 

      Grohsgal, Ian (2021-01-21)
      This thesis looks at how to design data centers for the urban context in a way that benefits cities and the people who live in them. COVID-19 has only reinforced the sentiment that our physical realm will require more and ...
    • De Materia Perspectiva 

      Grande, Alejandro Fernandez (2021-05-24)
      “I inscribe a quadrangle ... which is considered to be an open window through which I see,” the artist and architect Leon Battista Alberti wrote in his 1425 treatise on perspective. This description surely reminds us of ...
    • Dear GSD 

      Ye, Lei (2021-05-18)
      My motivation for writing this thesis is my passion for using front-end design techniques to construct social justice in the digital domain and find solutions for particular design problems. This thesis proposes a digital ...
    • Decision-Making Support in Early Design Stage for High Performance Naturally Ventilated Buildings 

      Wang, Bing (2018-03-15)
      While a lack of design decision-making support for natural ventilation evaluation in the early stage is noticeable, the interest in high performance naturally ventilated buildings has been rapidly growing in recent years. ...