Author Archives: hogo0002

RE: Bisphenol-A (BPA); is it as Harmful as we Think?

After reading this post on the harmful health effects of BPA coming from food containers, I was intrigued by your statement “I found out that there has been a disagreement on whether or not BPA is harmful or not, and

RE: Bisphenol-A (BPA); is it as Harmful as we Think?

After reading this post on the harmful health effects of BPA coming from food containers, I was intrigued by your statement “I found out that there has been a disagreement on whether or not BPA is harmful or not, and

How Sustainable is Bioplastic?

After looking toward bioplastic as an alternative to conventional plastic, I really thought this would solve all the environmental issues, but to my surprise bioplastics also carry a negative impact on the environment.  Because the production of bioplastics is moving

How Sustainable is Bioplastic?

After looking toward bioplastic as an alternative to conventional plastic, I really thought this would solve all the environmental issues, but to my surprise bioplastics also carry a negative impact on the environment.  Because the production of bioplastics is moving

RE: Material Reaction

I think it’s interesting how you responded to the Reihoku Community Hall.  After listening to Hitoshi’s discussion of the building and the material, I interpreted his design process as this very intriguing and complex shape that was decided before the material.  I

RE: Material Reaction

I think it’s interesting how you responded to the Reihoku Community Hall.  After listening to Hitoshi’s discussion of the building and the material, I interpreted his design process as this very intriguing and complex shape that was decided before the material.  I

RE: Green Walls

This is interesting that you are referring to green walls as a typology of biomimicry.  I had not thought of vertical gardens, green roofs, or other applications of green walls as a form of biomimicry because they are already a

RE: Green Walls

This is interesting that you are referring to green walls as a typology of biomimicry.  I had not thought of vertical gardens, green roofs, or other applications of green walls as a form of biomimicry because they are already a

Working Biomimicry

When biomimicry is used as a working structure it is more beneficial to the earth than visual biomimicry like random sculptures of nature whose only purpose is to create the illusion of organic things.  One of the examples of beneficial

Working Biomimicry

When biomimicry is used as a working structure it is more beneficial to the earth than visual biomimicry like random sculptures of nature whose only purpose is to create the illusion of organic things.  One of the examples of beneficial

RE: A New Plan for Recycling in Minneapolis

The plan for recycling in Minneapolis to change the dual-sort recycling to the single-sort recycling can be beneficial.  Even though I agree with the statement that people should help sort their own waste, I think that the single sort recycling

RE: A New Plan for Recycling in Minneapolis

The plan for recycling in Minneapolis to change the dual-sort recycling to the single-sort recycling can be beneficial.  Even though I agree with the statement that people should help sort their own waste, I think that the single sort recycling

Corian Countertops

Material innovation can be inventing new materials or using already existing materials in a new way.  One of the materials chosen for the pavilion survey was corian countertops.  This material was a potential possibility in the design of the pavilion

Corian Countertops

Material innovation can be inventing new materials or using already existing materials in a new way.  One of the materials chosen for the pavilion survey was corian countertops.  This material was a potential possibility in the design of the pavilion