QS ranks MIT #1 in top 200 schools for the study of architecture and the built environment and #2 in art and design.
MIT Tops World Ranking for Architecture Three Years in a Row
Unprecedented levels of migration, displacement, and expulsions mark the contemporary moment. With the increase of protracted conflicts and environmental crises, the numbers of displaced persons fleeing war, famine, disease, or poverty has now surpassed levels seen previously only after WWII. This thesis takes the form of a manifesto that aims to replace the camp imaginary with correspondences from the transient city. The proposal projects not a utopian vision of the future but a provisional project already in the process of becoming.
Dispatches from the Transient City | M.Arch Thesis
The year is 2024. The Anthropocene has wreaked havoc and produced a world of toxins. Humanity has settled in a condition of toxic urbanism, contained by the wastelands of the periphery. This thesis explores how toxins can become active participants and drivers in architectural production.
Toxic Urbanism | M.Arch Thesis
This thesis explores strategies to establish social relations between two heterogeneous societies, North Korea and South Korea, in Kaesong, a jointly run small industrial city. This thesis asks: What is the ideal city form for Kaesong City?
Enclave: Testing City for Korean Reunification | M.Arch Thesis
'Spaces Between Places' upends the everyday through a set of architectural operations.
Spaces Between Places | M.Arch Thesis
Through a reading of the Chinese garden, this thesis creates a new library that emphasizes experience and blurs the boundary between story and reality.
Library of Wonder | M.Arch Thesis
Options Studio explores material and construction processes that propose radical alternatives to today’s architecture and engineering systems.
Fast, Cheap, and Out of the Box
SCATTER! aims to investigate and expose the histories of distribution, dissemination, and circulation of architecture and its discourse.
Thresholds 46: Scatter! Call for Submissions
MIT professor John Ochsendorf has been named as the 23rd Director of the American Academy in Rome.
American Academy in Rome appoints Professor John Ochsendorf as 23rd Director
Ana Miljački's 'The Optimum Imperative' examines architecture’s multiple entanglements within the problematics of Socialist lifestyle in postwar Czechoslovakia.
The Optimum Imperative: Czech Architecture for the Socialist Lifestyle, 1938–1968
The research of Assistant Professor Caitlin Mueller focuses on simulations to determine both future operational energy and initial embodied energy in material fabrication.
Energy-efficient Design Research: Assistant Professor Caitlin Mueller
Associate Professor William O'Brien Jr.'s 'Mask House' receives citation in Architect Magazine's 2016 Residential Architect Design Awards.
Mask House, William O'Brien Jr.
The practice of Assistant Professor Joel Lamere and Cynthia Gunadi receives an honorable mention in the Architect's Newspaper 2016 Best of Design Awards. ‘Grove’ is a temporary installation on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, designed and built as part of the 2015 Design Biennial Boston.
Grove, Joel Lamere / GLD Architecture
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