Under the guidance of their thesis advisors MArch students conduct independent research and architectural design over the course of the Thesis Prep and Thesis semesters. By their final presentation most projects strike a specific conversation between these two poles of architectural discourse: disciplinary history on one end and the contemporary world on the other, producing thus a highly varied collection of inquiries, proposals and even genres of project. The primary objective of all MIT MArch thesis projects is to refine and expand the fields of architectural discourse and practice Collected thesis abstracts are available here. Documentation of the review day is available here. The thesis examines the formal figuration of public space for a new agonistic public sphere within the contemporary condition of the late capitalist city where the space of massive interiors is a given.
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The need to access nature, and the barriers to doing so, change with each stage of life. Research highlights the importance of access to the outdoors and engagement with nature for older adults in achieving physical and psychological well-being. It is particularly important to find solutions that afford access to nature for those facilities. This thesis explores the role that landscape architecture can play in improving the quality of life for seniors at residential facilities, retirement centers and nursing homes. The project employs research-informed strategies for providing safe, easy and rewarding access to nature at the Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Spring, Maryland. A literature review, site visits, and site inventory and analysis led to development of a design proposal that affords a restorative outdoor environment for Friends House where residents can engage with nature and each other. The value of open space is a fundamental issue in landscape architecture.
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We are currently in Beta version and updating this search on a regular basis. These include ruptures or breaks in architectonic logic of traditional urban form as compelled by ecological, infrastructural, or economic change. In other words, spatial constructions in urban environments should no longer be attached to intractable functions or intent on isolation, but should instead integrate into the fabric of the city.
Landscape architecture thesis proposal : Latest trends in landscape architecture research topics for your final year of the dissertation. This thesis handbook serves as a guide for students who are undertaking a design thesis in the Dept. The landscape thesis provides an opportunity for students in the Master of Landscape Architecture. Examples of projects for research topics for landscape architecture give you best insights and ideas to make the selective process smooth. Why do you need to select carefully your landscape thesis subject?