Air Rights

Construction over air rights parcels offers the potential triple benefit of increasing density in prime locations, concealing unsightly and noisy infrastructures, and establishing connections in the public realm. In Boston, there are 23 rights parcels along I-90 (aka. the Mass Pike or Turnpike) that, despite several attempts, are yet to be developed. Why?

Resilient Coastal Leisure Environments

A team of researchers in Portugal, Croatia, and Boston have been considering how future tourism development might better be leveraged to create more resilient coastal environments, using Algarve and Dalmatia as comparative case studies.

Tall Buildings in Historic Centers

Though slim in volume, “Tall Buildings in Historic Centers” is rich with information specific to the disparate stratospheres of landmarks-organizations and tall buildings – because often the two collide.

Civic Rooms for Rent

The work of the Fall 2011 Research Studio at Northeastern University is only a first attempt to uncover the complex industry that designs, manages, and markets civic rooms for rent.

Flood Plain Urbanism

The need for architectural intervention to accommodate environmental changes has become a global priority, as cities struggle to update aging infrastructure. Interventions to protect our cities are of new architectural significance, and are a pivotal factor in imagining the future of the city. For the scope of this research Northeastern University’s School of Architecture has focused on America’s Northeast corridor that lies within FEMA’s designated 100 year flood plain.

Experiments in Public Housing: Vol 1

Public, affordable and subsidized housing, is a topic that has been thoroughly studied and examined. Through careful analysis of mostly local precedents, this study searches for points of departure for innovation within the typology.

Experiments in Public Housing: Appendix

Public, affordable and subsidized housing, is a topic that has been thoroughly studied and examined. Through careful analysis of mostly local precedents, this study searches for points of departure for innovation within the typology.

Urban Energy Systems

The intent of this year-long research and innovation studio is to interrogate the important contexts and systemic operating logics of the production, manufacturing, infrastructure, and performance of architecture as the source for innovation that condition contemporary built environments.