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    • Tectonic Inflections: Additions Logic 

      Vu, Son (2021-05-24)
      "Tectonic Inflections: Ruling Logics" investigates the confluence between form and tectonic assembly through the typology of the add-on. Architectural confluence, as described by Nader Tehrani, is the merging of structure, ...
    • TEOTWAWKI: A Designer's Guide to Prepping 

      Clingen, Kira Bre (2021-05-18)
      Preparing, colloquially known as “prepping,” is a political act that can be read through the medium of landscape, extending from the colonization of the United States to the present. While mainstream media portrays preppers ...
    • THE [ OFF - CORE ] 

      PUN, CHUN HIN (2021-01-22)
      The [OFF - CORE] is a thesis that encourages us to imagine what the definition of [OFFICE] be like in the future and how could the design of the [CORE] in a tower facilitates this paradigm shift. Can an [OFFICE] be ...
    • The Civic Value and Economic Promise of Medical Cities in the United States and China 

      Nie, Xuanyi (2021-06-09)
      The capacity of health care has transcended the provision of medical care in the past decades. Consumption associated with public and private spending on health care, as well as innovation produced by advancement in ...
    • The Dust Up: Adapting Kuwait's Civic Infrastructure to SDS 

      Bukhamseen, Reem (2022-05-19)
      This thesis aspires to redevelop public infrastructural spaces in Kuwait to interact with the natural phenomena and challenges of local sand and dust storms (SDS) that disrupt the city, by embracing these processes to ...
    • The Echoes of Sky River: Two Pre-modern and Modern Atmospheric Assemblages 

      Shen, Liwei (2022-05-18)
      This thesis explores the territory of sky rivers- the atmospheric water resources and weather modification technologies and promotes two hybridized and decentralized indigenous techno-cultural communities. It identifies ...
    • The Ecological Pulse of Electric Flows: Enriching Georgia’s Solar Landscape 

      Soltis, Chloe (2021-05-24)
      This thesis explores the dissonance between the creation of solar landscapes and the disconnected conditions they produce. In the United States, tech corporations are the largest purchasers of renewable energy - they buy ...
    • The Economics of Space and Time: Toward a True Mixed-Use 

      Zhang, George Huaiyu (2021-01-20)
      As the world’s population continues to gravitate towards cities (at the rate of 1 million per 5-6 days), perennial challenges in today’s cities - congestion, density, and high costs of living - will only exacerbate as this ...
    • The Ends of the Office: A Critique of the "White-Collar" Workplace 

      Cohen, Kyle (2021-05-19)
      Although it is arguably the primary engine of capitalist urbanization, the modern office has largely avoided critical scrutiny as a physical site of labor. In this thesis, I explore the geohistorical developments that have ...
    • The Evolution and Retrofitting of Work-unit Communities Under a Self-organizing Logic: Cases in Nanjing, P.R. China 

      Liu, Jingping (2021-06-09)
      During China’s thirty years planned economy era (1949-1978), including the following two decades, the work-unit system has played a significant role in the country and has effectively promoted its economic growth by virtue ...
    • The Evolving Carbon Balance of High-Performance Buildings 

      Yarnell, Adam Ross (2022-06-08)
      Highly operationally-efficient buildings typically require significant embodied flows to guarantee low energy consumption. To highlight this tension, an operational energy simulation of a prototypical mid-rise apartment ...
    • THE GLOBAL OFFICE: A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CITY OF BUENOS AIRES? 

      Quiroga Barrera Oro, Martin Javier (2021-05-19)
      Across industries, companies are reducing costs by minimizing office space and sourcing talent from geographic areas with lower salaries. These two changes have accelerated the adoption of teleworking and could foster an ...
    • The Infant and Parent Urban Experience: Enhancing daily life and development through personal-scale interventions 

      Roldan Castro, Maria Elena (2021-05-18)
      Humans develop 90% of their brains during the first five years of life, a time where they are the most physically vulnerable they will ever be. Thus, it is both surprising and concerning that the built environment does ...
    • The Magic Carpet 

      Jalali, Golnoush (2021-01-20)
      The “Persian Carpet” and the “Persian Miniature” painting have served as representation tools for the “Persian Garden” and the idea of paradise in Persian culture since antiquity. The word “paradise” derives from the ...
    • The Memory of Sangatte 1999 - 2002 

      He, Wenwen (2022-02-17)
      Despite the complete demolition of the Sangatte camp in 2003, both its existence and the fear consistently portrayed in the political and media campaign still deeply influence the political and geographic formation in ...
    • The Migrant Landscape: Padrinos y Madrinas of Architecture 

      Blume, Angela (2022-04-01)
      Mexican migrants make the decision to uproot their lives, submitting to legal and social instability and housing insecurity in order to help provide better lives for their families. Through Hometown Associatiations (HTAs), ...
    • The Molding House 

      Fei, Zhixing (2021-05-24)
      Moldings have been an architectural element since the prehistory. The Greeks were the first to recognize, in their temples, the unique value possessed by moldings, which, occupying an intermediate position between the ...
    • The Post Office Is Now A House 

      Hoyt, Hannah Connolly (2021-01-20)
      The Post Office Is Now A House positions the United States Postal Service’s national network of 35,000 post offices as a site for exploring two progressive policies: the Green New Deal and the Homes for All bill, which ...
    • The Prairie Condition: The Frontier, Myth and Other Symptoms 

      Mitchell, Blake David (2021-05-19)
      Meaning, aesthetics, and value are imbricated throughout history. The United States’ land ethic operates within an episteme of prominence, where the sublime, the biodiverse, the rare are protected. As the climate crisis ...
    • The Sovereign Table: Embedding Knowledge Infrastructure within a Tribal Homeland 

      Vought, Morgan Elizabeth (2022-05-23)
      As climate change exacerbates the consequences of Western land and resource mismanagement, landscape architects are increasingly soliciting traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). This thesis calls landscape architects to ...