Category Interview

Hey! What’s your thesis? [Chantal]

Hey! Thesis continues our SMarchs series with Chantal from the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture: Who are you? Chantal El Hayek What program are you in? SMarchs AKPIA Who is your advisor? Nasser Rabbat Hey! What’s your thesis? The Last Levantine City: Beirut, 1830-1930 How does thesis make you feel? Ever in a pensive mood… Draw […]

Hey! What’s your thesis? [David B.]

Hey! Thesis returns with a spring SMarchs series! Up first: David saves the world with collective urban prototypes.   Who are you? D[avid] Birge   What program are you in? SMarchs Urbanism   Who is your advisor? Miho [Mazereeuw]   How does thesis make you feel? Excited, nervous, tired   Draw us a picture of […]

Tiny Desk Interview! [Alexis]

We’re continuing with Tiny Desk Interviews this week! Up now: Alexis. (To see the last installment, check out Jess P’s desk.) Name? Alexis Program? 3rd-year M.Arch Studio? Megalithic Robotics What’s on your desk? 1. Studio Project: “That’s my rock.” The Megalithic Robotics studio is studying Incan construction and digital fabrication. 2. Thesis Prep Readings: “I’m […]

Tiny Desk Interview! [Jess P.]

We’re bringing you a new series this semester! Tiny Desk Interviews, à la NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, will give you a brief glimpse into the studio spaces of MIT architecture students. These are the desks at which we eat, sleep, keep toothbrushes for all-nighters, glue ourselves to our models, cry, laugh, and have private dance parties, so it seems fitting […]

Hey! What’s your thesis? [Bob]

Bob goes to court in Hey! Thesis #8 Who are you? Bob Hey! What’s your thesis? A courthouse in which social hierarchies are exposed and put on trial (Ha!) How does thesis make you feel? Like I can’t work fast enough Draw us a picture of your thesis: Tell us a thesis secret.  I have no […]

Hey! What’s your thesis? [Trygve]

Trygve follows the sun in Hey! Thesis #9. Who are you? Trygve Wastvedt Hey! What’s your thesis? Heliocentric Architecture = tuning building form to sun movements How does thesis make you feel? Thesis is great until the end! License to obsess! Draw us a picture of your thesis: Tell us a thesis secret.  There are […]

Hey! What’s your Thesis? [Ulises]

Ulises gets down with the old folks in Hey! Thesis #7. Who are you? Ulises Reyes Hey! What’s your thesis? New NORC City- A new typology of co-housing development that can prepare us for an aging world How does thesis make you feel? Part terrified, part excited Draw us a picture of your thesis: Tell us […]