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Chloride Pollution

Last week we all had to deal with the rather large amount of snow that fell on the metro area. Whether you walk, drive, or bike, slippery roads and sidewalk affected you in one way or another. As a native

Chloride Pollution

Last week we all had to deal with the rather large amount of snow that fell on the metro area. Whether you walk, drive, or bike, slippery roads and sidewalk affected you in one way or another. As a native

Shikkui Plaster

While researching my topic on the health impact of materials I started looking at manufacturing techniques and how they impact or health. While looking at a variety of bricks, carpets and plastic composites I came across a material designed by

Shikkui Plaster

While researching my topic on the health impact of materials I started looking at manufacturing techniques and how they impact or health. While looking at a variety of bricks, carpets and plastic composites I came across a material designed by

Material Reaction

This weeks Hitoshi Abe lectured on his design process as an architect specifically how he think about and applies materials in his designs. In his lecture Hitoshi was very sincere and honest about the way he treated his design. He

Material Reaction

This weeks Hitoshi Abe lectured on his design process as an architect specifically how he think about and applies materials in his designs. In his lecture Hitoshi was very sincere and honest about the way he treated his design. He

Material Health

Have you ever walked into a freshly painted room and noticed that unique smell radiating of the walls, or sat in a brand new car and come down with a sudden headache because of the smell. These odors that you

Material Health

Have you ever walked into a freshly painted room and noticed that unique smell radiating of the walls, or sat in a brand new car and come down with a sudden headache because of the smell. These odors that you

The Concept of Craftsmanship

So far in this class we have looked at a plethora of materials that all seem to share a common theme of being manufactured. Manufacturing materials is a way to achieve a consistent product at high volumes. This is the

The Concept of Craftsmanship

So far in this class we have looked at a plethora of materials that all seem to share a common theme of being manufactured. Manufacturing materials is a way to achieve a consistent product at high volumes. This is the

Concrete’s Aesthetic

Concrete is one of the most common building materials in the world. Because of this ubiquitous nature we often only think of it as a structural component something that should be united with steel; reinforced to create the space that

Concrete’s Aesthetic

Concrete is one of the most common building materials in the world. Because of this ubiquitous nature we often only think of it as a structural component something that should be united with steel; reinforced to create the space that

Diversifying Architecture

During Dean Fisher’s lecture on the fracture critical he touched on the concept of diversifying architecture. Dean Fisher made the claim that by diversifying the types of houses and buildings in a given area they would be less susceptible to

Diversifying Architecture

During Dean Fisher’s lecture on the fracture critical he touched on the concept of diversifying architecture. Dean Fisher made the claim that by diversifying the types of houses and buildings in a given area they would be less susceptible to