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Snacking In Bed: Blending Residential And Agricultural Typologies, Taylor Chin Jan 2018

Snacking In Bed: Blending Residential And Agricultural Typologies, Taylor Chin

Architecture Theses

The project will explore the generation of a productive residence in an urban setting. The thesis analyzes the cultural conditions of such a building and how it might fit into the urban fabric of a city. In addition, it will investigate the scaling of such a building and how a plot of land will answer to population density as well as agricultural use. A standardized set of building layers will be clearly defined as a rationale for designing a building that conforms to the site and cultural concerns. The summation of these considerations and intents will be a building that ...


Working With Nature, Carolyn Brown Apr 2011

Working With Nature, Carolyn Brown

Architecture Theses

In order to receive the benefits of telecommuting while preventing a loss in social aspects, the proposed project is a new type of work environment that will be a combination of home and office. A place that provides the necessary technologies that are needed to be a telecommuter. A place that is away from the office and home but still holds the social aspects of an office and comfort of home. An alternate office, a telecommuting hub that contains flexible office space for long term use, temporary use, or day to day use for different businesses and organizations, assisted by ...


Urban [Boxscape], Brad W. Bolte Jan 2010

Urban [Boxscape], Brad W. Bolte

Architecture Theses

Urban [BOXSCAPE] is a method of developing upon the existing Big Box Landscape in order to synthesize commercial, environmental, and social components of civic life into an integrated solution. This urban concept is demonstrated through a design vision for a Big Box Center in Seekonk, Massachusetts. However, the guidelines and options used in this exercise are meant to exceed this site’s immediate relevance and provide a model approach for similar sites across the nation.


Density: An Additive Process, Oscar Sam Boyko Dec 2009

Density: An Additive Process, Oscar Sam Boyko

Architecture Theses

This project is about embracing the global transition from primarily rural life to primarily urban life. The project is looking for a way to organize the inevitable vertical growth that will need to occur in major cities such as New York.


Fort Point Channel: Maglev Transit Hub And South Station Expansion Master Plan, Steven Seminelli Jun 2009

Fort Point Channel: Maglev Transit Hub And South Station Expansion Master Plan, Steven Seminelli

Architecture Theses

This project entails the design of a Magnetic Levitation (or ‘maglev’) transportation hub that interacts with the urban environment of Boston, becoming a modern terminal for this new form of travel as well as a threshold into the heart of the city. Included is the focus on the junction of many scales of transportation (i.e., maglev, train, metro, bus, pedestrian…) currently present at South Station, while stimulating a community with many levels of commercial development and social interventions.