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    • Spaceport: Technical Lands for Departing Earth 

      Nesbit, Jeffrey S. (2020-07-08)
      Spaceport: Technical Lands for Departing Earth proposes a new way of understanding how technological uses of place-based science was designed and imagined for both industrial and military activities in postwar America. It ...
    • Accessibility Impacts of Transit Development Areas in Seoul 

      Woo, Jung Hyun (2020-07-08)
      This dissertation used multidimensional assessment methods for transit development areas associated with accessibility, land use, building density and diversity, population, socio-economic, and transit connections. The ...
    • Living on the Skyline: Rooftop Housing in Seoul, Hong Kong, and Taipei 

      Yu, Jeongmin (2020-07-08)
      Rooftop housing is a living urban legacy, encapsulating the history of the city as well as the evolving needs of its people. This study explores rooftop housing in Seoul, Hong Kong, and Taipei. In all three cities, the ...
    • Pair of Dice, Para-Dice, Paradise: A Counter-Memorial to Victims of Police Brutality 

      Boyd, Calvin Ray (2021-01-20)
      Recently, America was once again awoken by protests spurred on by the unjust murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and several others; but this phenomenon is nothing new. America has always had a healthy tolerance for ...
    • Investigations in Metropolitan Form: Architecture, Infrastructure, and the American City 

      O'Keefe, Don (2021-01-20)
      This thesis challenges the discipline of architecture to reassert its agency at the scale of the city, the region, and the territory. Using Austin, Texas and Richmond, Virginia as case studies, it proposes a transformation ...
    • 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 ...
    • Subject-Object Ambivalence: An Archival Institution 

      Benson, Jeremy (2021-01-20)
      The project of Subject-Object Ambivalence is to design a cultural institution which privileges, and spatializes, Blackness. In this new vision of cultural space, individuals occupy both the subject and object positions. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 'Functional Follies' for an Urban Slum 

      Akakpo, Kofi (2021-01-20)
      “The challenge for Africa is no less than the restoration of its intellectual freedom and a capacity to create—without which no sovereignty is conceivable.”1 The general attitude toward architecture on the African ...
    • Rooms without Programs 

      Han, Won Jeong (2021-01-20)
      The concept of housing has undergone various changes throughout the history. Once, it used to be a dwelling where different domestic activities took place in a room or a building without spatial divisions. As time passed, ...
    • Platforms: re-framing urban relocation through an ownership model for resident-led transformations of the built environment 

      DiNapoli, Benjamin (2021-01-20)
      Changing economic, demographic, and technological forces are shaping new balances of power across the planet. Systems of exchange fueled by urbanization, regional dynamism, the commodification of land, and increasingly ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Stacked Daydreams: Ceiling-scape for the Neglected (Hong Kong Factory Adaptive-Reuse for Elderly Care) 

      Wong, Zai Xi Jeffrey (2021-01-20)
      This thesis operates at the intersection of three domains of neglect: 1. In the realm of building elements, the ceiling is often considered as an afterthought in the design process. 2. Across building types, the vertical ...
    • Labored Form: Domestic Fold 

      Hickman, Ashley (2021-01-20)
      Las Vegas is a city of duplicates; it appears at first only complicated. Buildings on The Strip duplicate neighboring buildings, implicate antecedent versions of themselves, and replicate other cities. The multiplication ...
    • The Uncanny City 

      Chee, Grace Ching Him (2021-01-20)
      The Uncanny—a state defined by Freud to be “that class of the terrifying which leads back to something long known to us”—has long been a wellspring for artists, writers, and philosophers. It captures a particular sensibility ...