Precast Concrete

This book looks at the structural system of precast concrete through a discerning lens. The authors have decided to examine the process inherent to this building material instead of creating a survey of precast concrete use.

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?

Live/Work

Live/Work spaces are appearing at an alarming rate throughout the country. While many live/work projects have appeared throughout history, what defines these spaces as live/work today? Our study is divided into three basic parts: definitions, an analysis of the sub-types, and the future of live/work.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.