Monthly Archives: November 2012

RE: Material use in other countries

I find it interesting to contemplate the reasons why different countries implement different types and combinations of materials for their buildings. I have seen a lot of what can be referred to as “regional architecture,” which consists of materials/ combinations

RE: Material use in other countries

I find it interesting to contemplate the reasons why different countries implement different types and combinations of materials for their buildings. I have seen a lot of what can be referred to as “regional architecture,” which consists of materials/ combinations

Design for Disasters

After the Dean Fisher’s lecture about ‘Design for Disaster’, I was trying to figure out the ultimate purpose of the architect. My answer might not be the best but, in my perspective, I figured out the ultimate goal of the

Design for Disasters

After the Dean Fisher’s lecture about ‘Design for Disaster’, I was trying to figure out the ultimate purpose of the architect. My answer might not be the best but, in my perspective, I figured out the ultimate goal of the

Is Water Thine Enemy?

In studying some basic construction methods, water is the biggest enemy. There are layers upon layers of flashing and waterproofing that go into construction, but is this really necessary? Could a more sustainable approach have no flashing or waterproofing with

Is Water Thine Enemy?

In studying some basic construction methods, water is the biggest enemy. There are layers upon layers of flashing and waterproofing that go into construction, but is this really necessary? Could a more sustainable approach have no flashing or waterproofing with

I-35W Bridge

My interest behind this bridge came from driving past it every night and seeing it lit up, it sparked my curiosity to do some research on the bridge. Using the new LED technology that is energy efficient, using 13% less

I-35W Bridge

My interest behind this bridge came from driving past it every night and seeing it lit up, it sparked my curiosity to do some research on the bridge. Using the new LED technology that is energy efficient, using 13% less

Material use in other countries.

I have always wondered why residential buildings in the US are typically built out of wood. For someone that grew up in another country, this seems unconventional. I notice that this is an unchanging norm here in the US and

Material use in other countries.

I have always wondered why residential buildings in the US are typically built out of wood. For someone that grew up in another country, this seems unconventional. I notice that this is an unchanging norm here in the US and

Aegis Walls?

The Aegis Pollution-Sensing Parka is a garment that warns its wearer that pollution is present which could be harmful. It uses sensors to check for the presence of several different pollutants and then illuminates light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to alert the

Aegis Walls?

The Aegis Pollution-Sensing Parka is a garment that warns its wearer that pollution is present which could be harmful. It uses sensors to check for the presence of several different pollutants and then illuminates light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to alert the

Materials in Churches

Since the industrial evolution in 18th to 19th century, building materials have changed a lot regarding material application, material expression and so on. To achieve architectural purposes, buildings have been transformed under great influences from the material technology and material

Materials in Churches

Since the industrial evolution in 18th to 19th century, building materials have changed a lot regarding material application, material expression and so on. To achieve architectural purposes, buildings have been transformed under great influences from the material technology and material