Category Thesis

M.Arch Thesis – 2015

A second life for ArchKiosk! In an effort to make student work, theses in particular, more accessible we’ve gathered abstracts and links to the full thesis on DSpace below and on the department’s website, architecture.mit.edu. MIT requires all students to upload a PDF of the thesis document to the Institute’s depository, DSpace. Though this has created […]

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 […]

Notes from Mexico City

Gabriel Kozlowski, a SMArchS thesis student in the Urbanism program, travelled to Mexico City over MIT’s Independent Activity Period (IAP) this January. He writes about his travels from the centers to the peripheries of Mexico City examining neighborhoods constructed by an imported model of subsidized housing. We’ll hear more about how this project develops over […]

TUVALU: January on a sinking island

In addition to spending three lovely weeks working with the UNDP in Fiji this IAP, I also traveled to Tuvalu for one week to conduct research on my thesis, tentatively titled “Post-Island Futures.” The project is still in its infancy, but my time in the Pacific was an amazing opportunity to get perspectives on the […]

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 […]