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On the classification of mixed construction and demolition waste aggregate by porosity and its impact on the mechanical performance of concrete

Angulo, Sérgio Cirelli; Carrijo, Priscila Meireles; Figueiredo, Antonio Domingues de; Chaves, Arthur Pinto; John, Vanderley Moacyr
Fonte: SPRINGER Publicador: SPRINGER
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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The properties of recycled aggregate produced from mixed (masonry and concrete) construction and demolition (C&D) waste are highly variable, and this restricts the use of such aggregate in structural concrete production. The development of classification techniques capable of reducing this variability is instrumental for quality control purposes and the production of high quality C&D aggregate. This paper investigates how the classification of C&D mixed coarse aggregate according to porosity influences the mechanical performance of concrete. Concretes using a variety of C&D aggregate porosity classes and different water/cement ratios were produced and the mechanical properties measured. For concretes produced with constant volume fractions of water, cement, natural sand and coarse aggregate from recycled mixed C&D waste, the compressive strength and Young modulus are direct exponential functions of the aggregate porosity. Sink and float technique is a simple laboratory density separation tool that facilitates the separation of cement particles with lower porosity, a difficult task when done only by visual sorting. For this experiment, separation using a 2.2 kg/dmA(3) suspension produced recycled aggregate (porosity less than 17%) which yielded good performance in concrete production. Industrial gravity separators may lead to the production of high quality recycled aggregate from mixed C&D waste for structural concrete applications.; FINEP (Fundo Verde e Amarelo/Habitare); SINDUSCON-SP; FAPESP; CNPq; CAPES

Sustainability and functional assessment of a mixed building technology solution

Bragança, L.; Almeida, Manuela Guedes de
Fonte: Int. Assoc. for Housing Science Publicador: Int. Assoc. for Housing Science
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2004 ENG
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Most of the new construction solutions arise from the feeling that something should be done in order to answer current society concerns: reduction of energy consumption, minimization of pollution, etc. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the potentialities of a MBT – “Mixed Building Technology” solution. This solution was evaluated under the thermal, acoustic and natural lightning performance, and economical/environmental analysis.

Case study : comparison between the acoustic performance of a mixed building technology building and a conventional building

Bragança, L.; Patrício, Jorge
Fonte: Multi-Science Publishing Co Lda Publicador: Multi-Science Publishing Co Lda
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2004 ENG
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The objective of this work is to compare the acoustical performance of MBT (Mixed Building Technology) constructions and conventional buildings. The sound insulation performance of a MBT construction was assessed by tests done in situ. The results were compared with similar data from earlier measurements undertaken by the Building Physics Laboratory of the University of Minho in Portugal, and from simplified prediction methods. The building where this comparison was done is a 3-storey building. The first 2 storeys were refurbished using conventional construction methods, but the 3rd storey was built using MBT methods, characterised by using lightweight materials, with high thermal insulation, and large fenestration areas. Based on the work undertaken, some conclusions and proposals for further work are presented.

Urban Relay : circulation morphology [accelerator city]

Guma, Anthony C. (Anthony Christian), 1975-
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 103 p.; 14267936 bytes; 14267695 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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Generally, in the contemporary cities vertical buildings are conceived and implemented as subdivided volumes that set up highly regularized modes of inhabitation. This condition limits the possibility for more complex and adaptive spatial relationships between program and use. This limitation exists at a time when the relationship between individuals and their patterns of living is becoming increasingly more complex. This thesis will explore the design of the mixed-use building through a study of program, circulation, skin, and form. Sited in Boston at a point of intersection between programs, people, and of conflicting physical parameters, this project will develop a system to (re)organize space within a given volume and the flows through it. This system of programmatic organization will be mediated through a responsive network of circulation and the articulation of surfaces that frame the minimal spaces between uses.; Anthony C. Guma.; Thesis (M.Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2001.; Includes bibliographical references (p. 98-99).

Semiconductor nanocrystal composite materials and devices

Lee, Jinwook, 1966-
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 126 leaves; 9038633 bytes; 9038391 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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This thesis describes the synthesis and characterization of semiconductor nanocrystal (quantum dot, QD) embedded composite materials and possible device applications of the resulting luminescent materials. Chemically synthesized ZnS overcoated CdSe, (CdSe)ZnS, QDs are incorporated into a polymer host material. The main challenge in the preparation of QD-polymer composites is the prevention of both phase separation and aggregation of the QDs within the polymer host material, while sustaining the original quantum efficiency of the QDs in their growth solution. Possible ways to incorporate QDs into an optically clear polymer matrix are considered. A guideline for a successful QD-polymer composite is discussed for various polymer systems: ligand polymers, ligand monomer and covalent bonding to a polymer matrix, and in-situ polymerization. The best composite system is based on incorporation of QDs into a poly(laurylmethacrylate) matrix during in-situ polymerization in the presence of TOP ligands. The successful incorporation of QDs into a polymer host material demonstrates the ability to form QD-polymer composite light emitting materials. The emission spans nearly the entire region of saturated and mixed colors with narrow emission profiles. The light emission spectra of QD-polymer composites excited by a blue diode light are also simulated by Monte Carlo methods and compared to the measured spectra from actual devices. The synthesis and characterization of QD-microspheres...

Model identification with application to building control and fault detection

Armstrong, Peter Ross, 1950-
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 142 p.; 10876396 bytes; 10894980 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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(cont.) may still be solved as an unconstrained linear least squares problem. To enforce the constraint on system eigenvalues, the problem is formulated as an unconstrained mixed (linear and non-linear) least-squares problem, which is easier to solve than the corresponding problem with linear objective function and non-linear constraints. The (usually unfounded) assumption on which the normal equations are based--that observations of the independent variables are error free--is relaxed at the cost of one more non-linear term. The resulting model coefficients are valid for predicting heat rate given zone temperature as well as for predicting zone temperature given heat rate. Control. Three important control applications involving transient zone thermal response are HVAC curtailment, optimal start, and night precooling. A general framework for model-based control of zone and whole-building operation is developed. Optimal precooling under time-of-use rates is formulated to solve the optimal fan operation sequence using a one-day control horizon with hourly time steps. Energy and demand cost savings are presented.; Motivated by the high speed of real-time data acquisition, computational power, and low cost of generic PCs and embedded-PCs running Linux...

Precision autonomous underwater navigation

Bingham, Brian S. (Brian Steven), 1973-
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 185 p.; 8863983 bytes; 8863793 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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Deep-sea archaeology, an emerging application of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology, requires precise navigation and guidance. As science requirements and engineering capabilities converge, navigating in the sensor-limited ocean remains a fundamental challenge. Despite the logistical cost, the standards of archaeological survey necessitate using fixed acoustic transponders - an instrumented navigation environment. This thesis focuses on the problems particular to operating precisely within such an environment by developing a design method and a navigation algorithm. Responsible documentation, through remote sensing images, distinguishes archaeology from salvage, and fine-resolution imaging demands precision navigation. This thesis presents a design process for making component and algorithm level tradeoffs to achieve system-level performance satisfying the archaeological standard. A specification connects the functional requirements of archaeological survey with the design parameters of precision navigation. Tools based on estimation fundamentals - the Cram6r-Rao lower bound and the extended Kalman filter - predict the system-level precision of candidate designs. Non-dimensional performance metrics generalize the analysis results. Analyzing a variety of factors and levels articulates the key tradeoffs: sensor selection...

SP3X : a six-degree of freedom device for natural model creation; Six-degree of freedom device for natural model creation

Whitney, Richard Henry, III
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 78 p.
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This thesis presents a novel input device, called SP3X, for the creation of digital models in a semi-immersive environment. The goal of SP3X is to enable novice users to construct geometrically complex three-dimensional objects without extensive training or difficulty. SP3X extends the ideas of mixed reality and partial physical instantiation while building on the foundation of tangible interfaces. The design of the device reflects attention to human physiologic capabilities in manual precision, binocular vision, and reach. The design also considers cost and manufacturability. This thesis presents prior and contributing research from industry, biology, and interfaces in academia. A study investigates the usability of the device and finds that it is functional and easily learned, and identifies several areas for improvement. Finally, a Future Work section is provided to guide researchers pursuing this or similar interfaces. The SP3X project is a result of extensive collaboration with Mahoro Anabuki, a visiting scientist from Canon Development Americas, and could not have been completed without his software or his insight.; Richard Henry Whitney, III.; Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning...

Building community capacity in the rebuilding of New Orleans : the role of philanthropic funders post-Katrina

Bavishi, Jainey K. (Jainey Kumar)
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 63 p.
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How can funders strengthen community capacity in post-Katrina New Orleans? Residents of low-income, minority neighborhoods have historically faced government neglect, and consequently distrust decisionmakers, in a city of extreme race and class segregation. These communities are now being overlooked in a market-driven rebuilding process. Based on a tradition of self-determination, groups across the city are fighting to meet new needs. With massive institutional failure at all levels, philanthropy could support these groups. The purpose of this thesis is to help the Gulf Coast Funders for Equity, a consortium committed to more equitable redevelopment, think strategically about how to allocate resources to strengthen these groups, some of which form, struggle, and evaporate before funders can reach them. I use a mixed-method case study approach: in-depth interviews with key informants; review of media coverage and documentary sources; and a secondary review of comparable approaches. First, to sharpen the rationale for community capacity building, I examine the pre- and post-storm roles and contributions of informal groups in New Orleans. These groups serve as nodes of trust, support and enthusiasm in overlooked communities.; (cont.) Second...

Energy consumption and smart growth in Massachusetts : does smart growth make a difference?

Van Tassel, Katherine
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 68 p.
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With the environmental crisis involving climate change fast approaching, all potential mitigation techniques must be explored and implemented. A key approach comes from the power towns and cities have to influence land use and building standards in their jurisdiction. This thesis uses a scenario planning approach to explore the energy implications of four potential futures for the town of Littleton, MA. Four scenario storylines (Business as Usual (BAU), Baby Steps (high residential density, no mixing), Mixed Use Village (higher residential density, mixed uses), and Thoroughly Green (similar to Mixed Use Village with added green building requirements)) were used to frame the potential outcomes. Typical development typologies from nearby Massachusetts towns served as proxies for the scenarios. Using an elasticity method based on the density, diversity and design of the typologies, the reduction in Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) for each alternative scenario as compared to the BAU scenario was calculated and used to determine the reduction in gasoline usage and CO2 emissions. Local and regional average electricity and heating values were used to calculate the home energy consumption for each scenario.; (cont.) The Baby Steps and Mixed Use Village/Thoroughly Green scenarios reduced VMT by 14% and 32%...

Bridging the gap : an optimization-based framework for fast, simultaneous circuit & system design space exploration

Sredojević, Ranko Radovin.
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 110 p.
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Design of modern mixed signal integrated circuits is becoming increasingly difficult. Continued MOSFET scaling is approaching the global power dissipation limits while increasing transistor variability, thus requiring careful allocation of power and area resources to achieve increasingly more aggressive performance specifications. In this tightly constrained environment traditional iterative system-to-circuit redesign loop, is becoming inefficient. With complex system architectures and circuit specifications approaching technological limits of the process employed, the designers have less room to margin for the overhead of strict system and circuit design interdependencies. Severely constrained modern mixed IC design can take many iterations to converge in such a design flow. This is an expensive and time consuming process. The situation is particularly acute in high-speed links. As an important building block of many systems (high speed I/O, on-chip communication, ...) power efficiency and area footprint are of utmost importance. Design of these systems is challenging in both system and circuit domain. On one hand system architectures are becoming increasingly complex to provide necessary performance increase. On the other, circuit implementation of these increasingly complicated systems is difficult to achieve under tight power and area budget. To bridge this gap between system and circuit design...

Technology and innovation in developing East Asia: an interpretive survey

Hill, Hal
Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália
Tipo: Working/Technical Paper Formato: 260730 bytes; 358 bytes; application/pdf; application/octet-stream
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[Conclusion]: Our paper has emphasized a number of issues. One is that technology and innovation are gradual processes of evolution, especially for developing East Asian economies, which with a few exceptions are ‘followers’ and net technology importers. The issue is how to import, absorb, assimilate, and diffuse technology, rather than to undertake new R&D at the frontiers. Second, these are extraordinarily diverse economies in their histories, levels of development, international orientation and institutional capacity. As a result, there is no one unique path of technological development. It is clear, though, that the role of the government shifts over time. Among the late industrializers in Southeast Asia, the principal role of government is to provide competent macroeconomic management, an open economy, and good basic public services (education and health especially) and infrastructure. Explicit technology and innovation policies are not central to this mission, although extension services and other agencies which diffuse technology are important. However, as countries approach middle-income status, and there is a loss of comparative advantage in labour-intensive activities, governments need to play a role in the upgrading process...

Evaluation of gaming environments for mixed reality interfaces and human supervisory control in telerobotics

Manuaba, Ida Bagus Kerthyayana
Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália
Tipo: Thesis (PhD); Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Telerobotics refers to a branch of technology that deals with controlling a robot from a distance. It is commonly used to access difficult environments, reduce operating costs, and to improve comfort and safety. However, difficulties have emerged in telerobotics development. Effective telerobotics requires maximising operator performance and previous research has identified issues which reduce operator performance, such as operator attention being divided across the numerous custom built interfaces and continuous operator involvement in a high workload situation potentially causing exhaustion and subsequent operator error. This thesis evaluates mixed reality and human supervisory control concepts in a gaming engine environment for telerobotics. This concept is proposed in order to improve the effectiveness of current technology in telerobotic interfaces. Four experiments are reported in this thesis which covers virtual gaming environments, mixed reality interfaces, and human supervisory control and aims to advance telerobotics technology. This thesis argues that gaming environments are useful for building telerobotic interfaces and examines the properties required for telerobotics. A useful feature provided by gaming environments is that of overlying video on virtual objects to support mixed reality interfaces. Experiments in this thesis show that mixed reality interfaces provide useful information without distracting the operator from the task. This thesis introduces two response models based on the planning process of human supervisory control: Adaptation and Queue response models. The experimental results show superior user performance under these two response models compared to direct/manual control. In the final experiment a large number of novice users...

Reviving upside-down architecture : using a historically transitional form of parking to reduce the impact of cars in mixed-use commercial areas

Groll, Stephanie (Stephanie Olinda)
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 71 p.
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In the quest to reduce American automobile usage, critics have pointed to abundant and free parking as the root of a self-reinforcing pattern of scattered development that has led to a narcotic-like automobile dependency. Progressive planners maintain that the presence of parking is detrimental to creating efficient, compact communities. But history shows that's not necessarily so. In the 1940s, Sears, Roebuck located some of its stores on streetcar lines and also provided parking on the roof, making the store accessible to both pedestrians and drivers. At the time, rooftop parking signaled a transition from density to sprawl, and from a transit-based transportation system to the auto. This thesis investigates whether this building typology can be used in reverse-to usher in another transition, this time revitalizing suburban settings toward compact development patterns that can support walkability and transit. Three contemporary urban examples, in Los Angeles, Cambridge, and Boston, illustrate the suburban center redevelopment potential of "upside-down" buildings, the top-heavy stacked construction that puts parking above retail. Initial findings suggest, first, that strategically designed parking can encourage people to park once and walk to multiple destinations.; (cont.) This newly generated foot traffic contributes to a street vibrancy that is often lacking in car-de-pendent communities. Second...

Reciprocal with the landscape : observations and transformation of village form in the North Shore; North Shore, Observations and transformation of village form

Longo, Matthew
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 162 p. (14 folded); 17382206 bytes; 17403013 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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The purpose of this thesis is to suggest an alternative way of responding to context in architectural design. The thesis is an exploration in how the formal structure of a place influences the experience of that place, and how these principles of formal structure can, in turn, be incorporated into contemporary architecture. The goal of the thesis is to move beyond the image of a place and emphasize the essential quality of human "scale / size". This quality is in the form of the villages of the North Shore. The work here is an attempt to show that by identifying these underlying principles that build the form of these villages, contemporary architecture can be designed to reinforce the same positive associations found in the village form. The thesis has three parts: I. Observation Studies -- Four village streets are documented and formal structure analyzed. II. Principles for Building t he Hater's Edge -- A discussion about transformation of observations and formal principles into contemporary form. III. Design Studies -- Manchester Waterfront is the site selected to explore the principles of formal structure using a mixed use program for a commercial development.; by Matthew Longo.; Thesis (M.Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

System identification and optimal control for mixed-mode cooling

Spindler, Henry C. (Henry Carlton), 1970-
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 319 p.; 22793987 bytes; 22836775 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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The majority of commercial buildings today are designed to be mechanically cooled. To make the task of air conditioning buildings simpler, and in some cases more energy efficient, windows are sealed shut, eliminating occupants' direct access to fresh air. Implementation of an alternative cooling strategy-mixed-mode cooling-is demonstrated in this thesis to yield substantial savings in cooling energy consumption in many U.S. locations. A mixed-mode cooling strategy is one that relies on several different means of delivering cooling to the occupied space. These different means, or modes, of cooling could include: different forms of natural ventilation through operable windows, ventilation assisted by low-power fans, and mechanical air conditioning. Three significant contributions are presented in this thesis. A flexible system identification framework was developed that is well-suited to accommodate the unique features of mixed-mode buildings. Further, the effectiveness of this framework was demonstrated on an actual multi- zone, mixed-mode building, with model prediction accuracy shown to exceed that published for other naturally ventilated or mixed-mode buildings, none of which exhibited the complexity of this building. Finally, an efficient algorithm was constructed to optimize control strategies over extended planning horizons using a model-based approach. The algorithm minimizes energy consumption subject to the constraint that indoor temperatures satisfy comfort requirements. The system identification framework was applied to another mixed-mode building...

DNA hybridization : fundamental studies and applications in directed assembly; Deoxyribonucleic acid hybridization : fundamental studies and applications in directed assembly

Bajaj, Manish G. (Manish Gopal)
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 193 p.; 9291803 bytes; 9303791 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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Programmed self-assembly using non-covalent DNA-DNA interactions is a promising technique for the creation of next-generation functional devices for electronic, optical, and magnetic applications. This thesis develops the ability to tailor surfaces for the DNA-driven assembly of molecular, nano-, and micron-sized objects. Specifically, DNA hybridization was employed to direct the regiospecific assembly of DNA molecules onto substrates and in the targeted assembly of supraparticulate structures from nanoparticles and microparticles that express DNA molecules on their surfaces. These studies provide fundamental information needed for deploying a programmable process for the 'bottom-up' assembly of smaller species into large aggregates. DNA-based assembly spans areas of molecular biology and nanotechnology. In the former area, DNA microarrays have become a standard tool for gene expression analysis. In spite of the large number of studies that employ DNA microarrays, fundamental aspects of DNA hybridization on these platforms have been largely unexplored. In this thesis, the effects of immobilized probe density on DNA hybridization were examined by employing a mixed silane chemistry to systematically control the density of immobilized probe DNA strands (0.2 x 10¹³ probes/cm² to 5.2 x 10¹³ probes/cm²) on glass surfaces. The surface density of the immobilized species was found to significantly affect the hybridization yields; the equilibrium dsDNA amounts being highest on surfaces with ss-DNA probe densities corresponding to average inter- strand distances of 18 [Angstroms]. The strong effects of surface probe density on hybridization performance indicate that it can be a useful parameter for improving the signal-to-noise ratios for assays performed on microarrays.; (cont.) A target in nanotechnology is the generation of larger functional units from smaller nanoscale objects. Using a mixed silane chemistry...

"GrizzlieTown" : public memory, urban competition, and the new Memphis Arena; "Grizzlie Town" : public memory, urban competition, and the new Memphis Arena

Valenti, Belinda Sue, 1976-
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 81 p.; 5479470 bytes; 5479279 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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Many cities struggle to compete for revenue and the promise of future growth by building new entertainment complexes downtown, and in doing so make spatial compromises in the effort to get ahead. Urban Competition should be used to its fullest urban and architectural advantage in order to best serve a city's multiple publics. Memphis, a city with a rich cultural heritage, has recently decided to build a new indoor NBA basketball arena. As its design suggests, this big-box facility will fall short in its potential for invigorating downtown spaces and will result in a loss of public memory. The publicly-funded and privately-owned arena will be largely inaccessible to the taxpayers who have chosen to fund it. Here, an alternate proposal for a downtown sports arena includes an urban strategy, the reconfiguration of a sports arena seating bowl, two mixed-use buildings, a sports and entertainment building, and an open-air public space that enriches public memory of the site. Such a design draws upon a city's history while taking advantage of opportunities for urban growth.; by Belinda Sue Valenti.; Thesis (M.Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2003.; Includes bibliographical references (p. 69).

Building success : the role of the state in the cultural facility development process; Role of the state in the cultural facility development process

Choy, Carolyn (Carolyn Anne)
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 95 p.
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This thesis investigates the question of what is the current role of the state in the cultural facility development process, and, in light of facility-related warnings that have been made over the years, what role should the state take? I study if and how the states have responded to calls for change in the industry and also address the feasibility of a state-level cultural facilities funding program that successfully delivers both financial and technical assistance services to the arts and cultural sector. I use a mixed-method case study approach: a nationwide survey of state arts agencies, program guideline analysis, and interviews, culminating in case studies of selected state-level cultural facilities funding program. I find that the state currently plays a variety of roles in the cultural facility development process, due to a number of different factors in program design, such as program size and key decision-making entities, that affect a state agency's ability to act in an effective manner. There are two parts to program effectiveness-is it getting done? And, is it getting done well?-that are attributable to adequate funding and good discretionary judgment, respectively. Unfortunately, I find an inverse relationship between these two factors...

FLUX : adaptable architecture for a dynamic society; Adaptable architecture for a dynamic society

Greene, Aaron Steven Wendel, 1978-
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 103, [1] p.; 9231236 bytes; 9243527 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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(cont.) Perhaps a more functional architecture that is kinetic, transformable, capable of disengagement, and reassembly could keep up with the occupants' need to have multiple programs taking place in one space, maintain economy, and alleviate the over use of energy and resources.; Contemporary society is being re-defined by continuous travel and motion, resulting in the collapse of time and space--the origins of globalization, and infinite, never ceasing data transfer; both of which have propelled us into the Information Age. The resulting cultures are hybrid, more complex, and always transforming. As corporations and communities continue to expand and contract, re-locate, emerge, and vanish, their need to be capable of adapting is increasing. On Monday, the client desires a mid-rise building with an open floor plan on all levels. The following Wednesday, his company's stock has gone through the roof and his financial advisors suggest a mixed use facility, with retail space on the lower three levels and ten extra floors of office space. By Friday, his architect will have designed a sky-scrapper. These fast pace changing needs, the various forms of infrastructure that facilitate transfer, and evolving technology confront architects with a major question. Can architecture become flexible...