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Bridge_Works, Chris Driscoll Dec 2009

Bridge_Works, Chris Driscoll

Architecture Senior Theses

Building typologies are generally well defined and functionally specific. A church is for worship, a house is for living, and a theater is for performing. In certain instances, these basic building typologies have been combined to form composite structures such as mixed-use housing/retail projects, or a house on a boat. The opportunities created by composite typologies have allowed for broader economic development, more complex and integrated programming, greater utility and richer social structures. A specific combination of typologies--the mix of infrastructural bridge with housing/retail/public space--has produced a few historically successful models[...] Over time, the bridge was developed ...


The Poetry Of Sustainability: Inhabiting The Landscape Through Sustainable Design, Sarahjo Bellissimo Oct 2009

The Poetry Of Sustainability: Inhabiting The Landscape Through Sustainable Design, Sarahjo Bellissimo

Architecture Thesis Prep

"Our society is a dependent of the inevitably doomed industry of fossil fuels. We rely heavily on nonrenewable resources to maintain our lifestyles. Ethically, our relationship to the earth is unbalanced. In order to balance the scales of our future in architecture we must look toward sustainability through technology."


Leaving A Smaller Footprint: Optimizing Passive Systems For Single Family Attached Housing, David J. Silver Apr 2009

Leaving A Smaller Footprint: Optimizing Passive Systems For Single Family Attached Housing, David J. Silver

Architecture Senior Theses

"Creating the best internal comfort conditions for the resident, while using little to zero non-renewable energy, is ideal in creating a sustainable, innovative, and contemporary structure that embraces both a flexible and efficient lifestyle and, at the same time, addresses important energy issues that will be a solid foundation for a new modern world."


Digital-[Pre]Fabrication, Ryan Noone Apr 2009

Digital-[Pre]Fabrication, Ryan Noone

Architecture Senior Theses

"Architecture holds the capacity to reflect time. Inregards to pre-fabricated housing, digital fabrication processes demonstrate an advancement from our past, Modernist pre-fabricated predecessors by successfully wedding function, performance, and construct ability (manufacturing processes). The implementation of a digitally prefabricated housing typology informed by the past and utilizing the technologies of the present will create a responsible housing typology, one which is truly a reflection of our time."


Dignified Housing: A Community In North Conway, New Hampshire, Christian Lanciaux Jan 2009

Dignified Housing: A Community In North Conway, New Hampshire, Christian Lanciaux

Architecture Theses

This document outlines and explores my interest and investigation of how architecture affect’s one’s state of mind while addressing a specific social need in a particular area. The project is a mixed-income housing development in the town of North Conway, New Hampshire.


Allston Artist Village, Meaghan Earner Jan 2009

Allston Artist Village, Meaghan Earner

Architecture Theses

Architecture should evoke community. The built environment should encourage engagement between people in both public and private realms. We will teach, learn, sell, and celebrate art. This artist village explores the idea of the individual and their relationship to the whole. The project delineates individual and community spaces through their separations and connections. The goal is a more diverse engagement of all members of the community.