Department of Architecture Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering John Ochsendorf is a structural engineer with multi-disciplinary research interests including structural design, masonry mechanics, engineering history, and sustainability. Trained in structural engineering at Cornell, Princeton, and the University of Cambridge, he conducts research on the assessment of existing structures and the design of new structures. Caitlin Mueller, Co-Director Assistant Professor Department of Architecture Caitlin Mueller is a researcher, designer, and educator working at the interface of architecture and structural engineering. Caitlin focuses on developing new computational methods and tools for synthesizing architectural and structural intentions in early-stage design.
Chris Dewart, Corentin Fivet Whole-timber is stronger per unit weight and requires less energy to produce than conventional dimensioned lumber. When combined into efficient structural configurations and joined using specially engineered connections, whole-section timber and bamboo WSTB have the potential to replace entire steel and concrete structural systems in large-scale buildings, bridges, and infrastructure.
Providing a more balanced relationship with our forests while requiring minimal industrial processing, WSTB may be the most appropriate structural solution for a low-carbon, fully renewable future in both developed temperate regions and the developing Global South.
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Les Norford This thesis looks into the history of school design in America and how it has changed through the years. It also serves to analyze these changes within schools of different socioeconomic backgrounds in the East County region of San Diego, California. Within the last seventy-five years, the ideals behind school design have changed greatly.
About years ago, schools with an open floor plan were the brightest and newest thing. However these designs were not optimal for student learning and were phased out by the s. When these designs were phased out, it resulted in a lot of new schools or school renovations occurring.
These renovations were more difficult to ascertain in areas of lower socioeconomic standing and many times these schools had temporary fixes that never had a permanent fix done. The areas with high socioeconomic standings had no difficulty getting the renovations necessary.
This thesis looks into a few schools in a school district in San Diego that come from these lower socioeconomic regions and poses a potential fix for them. Upon visits to these schools, lighting and acoustic measurements were taken and compared in order to create one facet of the proposal.
The other facet of the proposal comes in the form of input and feedback from site principals during these visits. This has been the course in all cities that have hosted the Olympics but it is something especially detrimental in Rio. The rich have largely walled themselves off from the city within their gated communities and the poor are relegated to building on top of each other.
This creates a spacial paradigm with relatively little in between. This thesis seeks to use the Olympics as an opportunity to begin reversing the spatial segregation between the wealthy and the 4 poor within the city by proposing an intervention in the Olympic Village.
The village is planned to become a gated community after the games; this thesis redesigns its afterlife to be a mixed-income community. The project provides an architectural plug-in that activates the ground plane between the residential towers to promote interaction between different socio-economic groups.
While not forcing interaction, the programs and architectural landscape of the community present obstacles that provoke interaction. This architectural plug-in can become a model that can be applied to other gated communities, initiating a process of disintegration of the gated community and its re-integration into the city.
War in Present Tense: As we move farther away in time frommost people do not remember the war through direct memories, but are rather informed about the experience through words and images from the war. When we think of the war, we conjure memories of lowresolution, black-and-white footages we have seen in historical footage, of bombs being dropped over Vietnamese forests and rice patties.
Our remembrance ends just as we run out of archival footage to think of and we label the war in our memory as a pitiful mistake of the past. However, the legacy of the Vietnam War proves this wrong: This population remains relatively unknown to the world — especially to the Western world.Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Architecture 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room Cambridge, MA USA / [email protected] rutadeltambor.com Changes to the structure, architecture, and schedule will be carefully documented and presented in contrast to the current design.
It is important to note that this investigation intends to verify and support the decision to use a. The SGAM-Toolbox aims to be a little help for architecting Smart Grid Systems in reference to the Smart Grid Architecture Model (SGAM) as introduced by the “Smart Grid Coordination Group”.
It is implemented as extension for the modeling tool “ Enterprise Architect” from Sparx Systems. The SGAM-Toolbox aims to be a little help for architecting Smart Grid Systems in reference to the Smart Grid Architecture Model (SGAM) as introduced by the “Smart Grid Coordination Group”.
It is implemented as extension for the modeling tool “ Enterprise Architect” from Sparx Systems. The thesis presents two solutions for the security problems in the rst architecture; i.e., the customer-side networks.
The rst proposed solution is security and privacy-preserving. ARCHITECTURE DESIGN THESIS PROJECTS, “The ideal would be for the audience to be like a team of ethnographers suddenly coming across a savage tribe and, after they had approached them, finding that they were in fact exactly like themselves.
It is at such moments that an audience comes to.